Vallejo, CA (population: 114,029) has twenty-three 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 Vallejo 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.
Vallejo lies in Solano county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Vallejo-Fairfield area has 121,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,380 average annual salary.
Of the 23 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Vallejo, only 13 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 Vallejo|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||18.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||25.7 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||28.3 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||29.7 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||32.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||37.6 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||38.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||49.5 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||53.6 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||60.4 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||62.1 miles|