Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has two automotive schools within its city limits. Adult and Community Education-Hudson, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive program, has a total student population of 129. It is the 1024th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Automotive students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 110 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $33,850. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $36,770/yr and there are 3,320 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.653 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.122/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 2 automotive schools in Columbus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Adult and Community Education-Hudson comes out as the most expensive ($19,392/yr) for automotive students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|