North Platte, NE has one automotive school within its city limits. Mid-Plains Community College has a total student population of 2,765. It is the 3644th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Automotive students from North Platte 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.
North Platte lies in Lincoln county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area has 79,340 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $14.77/hr average worker wage, and a $30,720 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mid-Plains Community College ends up costing a student $6,005/yr.
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