Grapevine, TX (population: 51,993) has fourteen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 72. It is the 1403rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Automotive students from Grapevine 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 100 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $25,790. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $36,200/yr and there are 4,290 employed.
Grapevine lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.014 out of every 1000 jobs in Grapevine are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.113/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for automotive students, with Eastfield College as the lowest, reported at only $6,363/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Grapevine|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||7.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.0 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||20.0 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||20.3 miles|