Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two automotive technology schools within its city limits. Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive technology program, has a total student population of 787. It is the 3634th highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Automotive Technology students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
Of the 2 automotive technology schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis comes out as the most expensive ($10,620/yr) for automotive technology students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.