Lorain, OH (population: 70,400) has twenty-seven 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 Lorain 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 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area alone, there are 150 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $31,580. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,800/yr and there are 4,920 employed.
Lorain lies in Lorain county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area has 1,003,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $20.16/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.904 out of every 1000 jobs in Lorain are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.152/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 27 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Lorain, only 9 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 Lorain|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||13.4 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||32.5 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||34.1 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||37.2 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||39.0 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||56.2 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||76.1 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||81.3 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||83.3 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||86.6 miles|