Washington contains 25 schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. Western Washington University, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in WA, has a total student population of 14,575 and is the 143rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 25 automotive and mechanics schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Perry Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($30,048/yr), with Clark College as the lowest recorded at only $5,278/yr.
Automotive and Mechanics students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 2,160 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $45,320. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $39,940/yr and there are 11,200 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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