Garden Grove, CA (population: 167,800) has thirty-eight automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Wyotech-Long Beach, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 1,400. It is the 1888th highest ranked school in the USA and the 174th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Automotive students from Garden Grove 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. In fact, in the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 150 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $29,010. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $42,420/yr and there are 5,360 employed.
Garden Grove lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Garden Grove are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 38 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Garden Grove, only 27 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of California Inc comes out as the most expensive ($59,436/yr) for automotive students, with Cuyamaca College as the lowest, reported at only $3,042/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Garden Grove|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||4.9 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||8.1 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||11.5 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||12.8 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||15.2 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||17.5 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||17.8 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||18.9 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||19.3 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||19.7 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||21.1 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||21.4 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||22.9 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||23.0 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||24.8 miles|