Flagstaff, AZ (population: 61,390) has one automotive school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Yavapai College has a total student population of 8,276. It is the 4843rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 71st highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Automotive students from Flagstaff schools who go on to become automotive technicians, automotive engineers, mechanics, automotive specialists, 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, Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles make on average $29,880 per year and there are about 17,090 of them employed in the US today.
Flagstaff lies in Coconino county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Flagstaff area has 56,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,880 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Yavapai College ends up costing a student $4,664/yr.