Akron, OH (population: 205,375) has twenty-one automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. TCTC Adult Training Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 230. It is the 737th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Automotive students from Akron 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.
Akron lies in Summit county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Akron area has 321,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.37/hr average worker wage, and a $40,300 average annual salary.
Of the 21 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Akron, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ohio Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($29,196/yr) for automotive students, with Community Services Division-Alliance City as the lowest, reported at only $1,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Akron|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||6.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||15.4 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||24.8 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||29.8 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||31.3 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||32.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||41.0 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||61.9 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||76.6 miles|