Fort Scott, KS has thirteen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Franklin Technology-MSSU, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 226. It is the 1615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 49th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Automotive students from Fort Scott 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.
Fort Scott lies in Bourbon county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary.
Of the 13 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Scott, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Franklin Technology-MSSU comes out as the most expensive ($15,752/yr) for automotive students, with Metropolitan Community College-Longview as the lowest, reported at only $2,964/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Scott|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||76.5 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||85.0 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||89.0 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||89.6 miles|