Cranston, RI (population: 79,642) has seventeen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Motoring Technical Training Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 185. It is the 2078th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Rhode Island (#1 is Brown University).
Automotive students from Cranston 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 Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area alone, there are ** employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $29,180. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $38,650/yr and there are 2,570 employed.
Cranston lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.717 out of every 1000 jobs in Cranston are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and **/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 17 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Cranston, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc comes out as the most expensive ($62,184/yr) for automotive students, with Middlesex Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,314/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cranston|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||6.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||15.8 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||19.5 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||27.8 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||28.9 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||41.9 miles|