Yonkers, NY (population: 206,441) has thirty-seven automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johnson College, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 411. It is the 302nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Automotive students from Yonkers 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.
Yonkers 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 Yonkers are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.093/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 37 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Yonkers, 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 Yonkers|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||3.5 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||5.1 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||7.5 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||13.5 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||13.7 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||13.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||14.8 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||15.5 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||15.7 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||17.5 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||19.4 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||19.7 miles|