Santa Clara, CA (population: 112,889) has twenty-four automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 1,618. It is the 1337th highest ranked school in the USA and the 107th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Automotive students from Santa Clara 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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area alone, there are 80 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $28,800. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $50,570/yr and there are 3,280 employed.
Santa Clara lies in Santa Clara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area has 888,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $32/hr average worker wage, and a $66,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Santa Clara are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 24 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Santa Clara, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc comes out as the most expensive ($61,074/yr) for automotive students, with De Anza College as the lowest, reported at only $3,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Santa Clara|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||8.2 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||22.8 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||24.0 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||25.5 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||27.9 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||31.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||36.9 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||38.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||85.4 miles|