Santa Monica, CA (population: 89,350) has thirty-five 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 Santa Monica 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.
Of the 35 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Santa Monica, only 25 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 Cerritos College as the lowest, reported at only $3,650/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Santa Monica|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||5.4 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||8.3 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||12.8 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||15.6 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||18.4 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||18.8 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||22.8 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||24.3 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||27.7 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||28.6 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||29.8 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||33.4 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||34.3 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||37.3 miles|