Erie, PA (population: 103,895) has eight 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 Erie 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.
Erie lies in Erie county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Erie area has 126,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.9% unemployment rate, $17.41/hr average worker wage, and a $36,220 average annual salary.
Of the 8 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Erie, only 2 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 Erie|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||70.8 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||82.0 miles|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||85.9 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||87.1 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||88.0 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||99.4 miles|