Papillion, NE has six automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northeast Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 5,205. It is the 3022nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Automotive students from Papillion 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 40 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $33,280. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,540/yr and there are 1,960 employed.
Papillion lies in Sarpy county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.335 out of every 1000 jobs in Papillion are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.080/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 6 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Papillion, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Iowa Tech Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,768/yr) for automotive students, with Southeast Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $5,555/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Papillion|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||11.2 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||94.8 miles|