Virginia contains seventeen schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in VA, has a total student population of 218 and is the 964th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 automotive and mechanics schools in Virginia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Manassas comes out as the most expensive ($48,127/yr), with New River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,925/yr.
Automotive and Mechanics students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 3,150 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $47,200. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $40,720/yr and there are 18,440 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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