Hagerstown, MD has fourteen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Altoona Area Vocational Technical School, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 241. It is the 1231st highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Automotive students from Hagerstown 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.
Hagerstown lies in Washington county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Hagerstown-Martinsburg-WV area has 96,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.6% unemployment rate, $18.36/hr average worker wage, and a $38,190 average annual salary.
Of the 14 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Hagerstown, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($40,815/yr) for automotive students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hagerstown|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||42.7 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||51.3 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||52.4 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||52.6 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||54.0 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||59.7 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||59.9 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||60.2 miles|