Granite Falls, MN has one automotive school within its city limits. Minnesota West Community and Technical College has a total student population of 3,211. It is the 3810th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Automotive students from Granite Falls 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.
Granite Falls lies in Chippewa county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 123,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.60/hr average worker wage, and a $34,530 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Minnesota West Community and Technical College ends up costing a student $9,264/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Granite Falls|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||84.4 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||84.4 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||86.6 miles|