Mount Vernon, NY (population: 68,747) has thirty-five automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Farmingdale State College, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 6,988. It is the 591st highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Automotive students from Mount Vernon 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 New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 470 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $27,390. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $39,100/yr and there are 15,510 employed.
Mount Vernon lies in Westchester county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.063 out of every 1000 jobs in Mount Vernon are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.093/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 35 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Mount Vernon, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($39,689/yr) for automotive students, with Mercer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mount Vernon|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||2.7 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||8.4 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||11.1 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||12.5 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||12.5 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||12.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||13.0 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||13.4 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||16.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.6 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||18.3 miles|