College Station, TX (population: 90,406) has eleven automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. School of Automotive Machinists, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 96. It is the 707th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Automotive students from College Station 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.
College Station lies in Brazos county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the College Station-Bryan area has 91,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.7% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,620 average annual salary.
Of the 11 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of College Station, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc comes out as the most expensive ($59,736/yr) for automotive students, with Wharton County Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $3,251/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from College Station|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||40.0 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||57.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||84.9 miles|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||90.8 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||91.3 miles|