Edmond, OK (population: 83,110) has twenty-four automotive and mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwest Technology Center-Fairview, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 30. It is the 957th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Edmond schools who go on to become automotive mechanics, automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 606,990 people working as automotive service technicians and mechanics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,880. Also, Automotive body and related repairers make on average $41,020 per year and there are about 133,290 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Oklahoma City area alone, there are 900 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $40,290. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $32,310/yr and there are 3,230 employed.
Edmond lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.715 out of every 1000 jobs in Edmond are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.585/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 24 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Edmond, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Red River Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($21,684/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Moore Norman Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $3,192/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Edmond|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||14.7 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||14.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||32.1 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||74.0 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||98.5 miles|