Montana contains seven schools that offer automotive programs. Montana State University-Northern, the highest-ranking automotive school in MT, has a total student population of 1,275 and is the 564th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 automotive schools in Montana, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Montana State University-Northern comes out as the most expensive ($12,312/yr), with Fort Peck Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,622/yr.
Automotive students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 40 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average yearly salary of $27,100. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $35,290/yr and there are 2,470 employed.
Also, within the automotive schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from automotive, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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