New Bedford, MA (population: 90,869) has thirteen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Motoring Technical Training Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 185. It is the 2078th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Rhode Island (#1 is Brown University).
Automotive students from New Bedford 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.
New Bedford lies in Bristol county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the New Bedford area has 63,420 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.2% unemployment rate, $19.66/hr average worker wage, and a $40,890 average annual salary.
Of the 13 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of New Bedford, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc comes out as the most expensive ($62,184/yr) for automotive students, with Middlesex Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,314/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Bedford|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||2.1 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||9.4 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||23.7 miles|
|West Barnstable||MA||-||1||8.73914||72||29.4 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||29.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||48.0 miles|