West Virginia contains fifteen schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. Carver Career Center, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in WV, has a total student population of 267 and is the 918th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 automotive and mechanics schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fayette Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($13,332/yr), with Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $2,184/yr.
Automotive and Mechanics students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 880 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $29,810. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $27,060/yr and there are 4,020 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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