Morehead City, NC has eleven automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Edgecombe Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 3,249. It is the 4011th highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Automotive students from Morehead City 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.
Morehead City lies in Carteret county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 181,760 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.06/hr average worker wage, and a $33,400 average annual salary.
Of the 11 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Morehead City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cape Fear Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,402/yr) for automotive students, with James Sprunt Community College as the lowest, reported at only $397/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Morehead City|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||32.2 miles|