Plymouth, MN (population: 72,954) has sixteen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Minnesota State University-Mankato, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 14,955. It is the 1609th highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Automotive students from Plymouth 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. In fact, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 300 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $33,520. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $41,930/yr and there are 5,240 employed.
Plymouth lies in Hennepin county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.029 out of every 1000 jobs in Plymouth are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.171/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 16 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Plymouth, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dunwoody College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($23,022/yr) for automotive students, with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,981/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Plymouth|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||6.2 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||6.9 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||7.3 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||7.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||8.2 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||11.8 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||18.3 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||18.4 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||22.4 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||23.6 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||28.4 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||50.4 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||54.5 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||61.1 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||65.0 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||97.5 miles|