Itta Bena, MS has seven automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Hinds Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 11,752. It is the 4160th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Automotive students from Itta Bena 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.
Itta Bena lies in Leflore county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area has 106,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $14.54/hr average worker wage, and a $30,250 average annual salary.
Of the 7 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Itta Bena, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana Technical College-Tallulah Campus comes out as the most expensive ($9,221/yr) for automotive students, with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,877/yr.