El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has two automotive technology schools within its city limits. Western Technical College, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive technology program, has a total student population of 958. It is the 1162nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 52nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Automotive Technology students from El Paso 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.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary.
Of the 2 automotive technology schools in El Paso, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($24,585/yr) for automotive technology students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.