Auburn, AL (population: 57,926) has eleven automotive technology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Flint River Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive technology program, has a total student population of 959. It is the 3173rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Automotive Technology students from Auburn schools who go on to become automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, automotive specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. 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.
Auburn lies in Lee county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Auburn-Opelika area has 47,350 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,440 average annual salary.
Of the 11 automotive technology schools with a 100-mile radius of Auburn, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Central Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($10,009/yr) for automotive technology students, with J F Ingram State Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $57/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Auburn|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||1.0 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||29.1 miles|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||36.9 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||92.9 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||94.9 miles|