Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has two automotive technology schools within its city limits. East Valley Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive technology program, has a total student population of 270. It is the 1263rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Automotive Technology students from Mesa 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.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary.
Of the 2 automotive technology schools in Mesa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, East Valley Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($13,392/yr) for automotive technology students, with Mesa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,090/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|