Albany, NY (population: 92,804) has ten automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. SUNY College of Technology at Delhi, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 3,183. It is the 3746th highest ranked school in the USA and the 260th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Automotive students from Albany 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 Albany-Schenectady-Troy area alone, there are 70 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $*. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $39,580/yr and there are 2,250 employed.
Albany lies in Albany county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area has 434,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $21.78/hr average worker wage, and a $45,310 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.179 out of every 1000 jobs in Albany are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.164/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 10 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Albany, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baran Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($35,160/yr) for automotive students, with Naugatuck Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,596/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Albany|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||61.0 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||65.5 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||82.2 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||87.3 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||88.8 miles|