Bastrop, LA has nine automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana Technical College-Delta-Ouachita Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 1,003. It is the 3137th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Automotive students from Bastrop 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.
Bastrop lies in Morehouse county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area has 81,050 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.2% unemployment rate, $15.43/hr average worker wage, and a $32,090 average annual salary.
Of the 9 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Bastrop, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Arkansas University Tech comes out as the most expensive ($9,240/yr) for automotive students, with Mississippi Delta Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,325/yr.