South Carolina contains thirteen schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. Bob Jones University, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in SC, has a total student population of 3,956 and is the 2593rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 automotive and mechanics schools in South Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bob Jones University comes out as the most expensive ($13,970/yr), with Florence-Darlington Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,133/yr.
Automotive and Mechanics students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 1,510 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $41,160. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $34,460/yr and there are 8,690 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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