Saint Charles, MO (population: 65,986) has sixteen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Hannibal Career and Technical Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 37. It is the 572nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Automotive students from Saint Charles 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.
Of the 16 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Saint Charles, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pike-Lincoln Technical Center comes out as the most expensive ($28,061/yr) for automotive students, with Southwestern Illinois College as the lowest, reported at only $4,238/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Saint Charles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||4.9 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||7.2 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||18.3 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||91.5 miles|