Peru, NE has seven automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kaw Area Technical School, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 676. It is the 781st highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Automotive students from Peru 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.
Peru lies in Nemaha county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area has 47,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.44/hr average worker wage, and a $32,110 average annual salary.
Of the 7 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Peru, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hillyard Technical Center comes out as the most expensive ($15,617/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 Peru|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||53.4 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||69.1 miles|