Gonzales, LA has twenty-one automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pearl River Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 5,519. It is the 1741st highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Automotive students from Gonzales 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.
Gonzales lies in Ascension county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Baton Rouge area has 365,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.35/hr average worker wage, and a $38,170 average annual salary.
Of the 21 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Gonzales, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana Technical College-Folkes Campus comes out as the most expensive ($9,217/yr) for automotive students, with Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes as the lowest, reported at only $1,387/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gonzales|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||19.3 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||41.1 miles|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||60.4 miles|