Hammond, IN (population: 75,871) has twenty-five automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Andrews University, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 3,589. It is the 317th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Automotive students from Hammond 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.
Hammond lies in Lake county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area has 383,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary.
Of the 25 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Hammond, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, UTI of Illinois Inc comes out as the most expensive ($61,824/yr) for automotive students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hammond|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||2.1 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||6.2 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||10.2 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||10.9 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||13.2 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||16.0 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||16.2 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||16.4 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||18.6 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||24.3 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||25.5 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||27.7 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||30.1 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||31.3 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||31.8 miles|