Sterling, VA (population: 69,591) has twelve automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. James Rumsey Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 145. It is the 1458th highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
Automotive students from Sterling 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.
Of the 12 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Sterling, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($40,815/yr) for automotive students, with Blue Ridge Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,533/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sterling|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||16.5 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||16.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||17.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||19.6 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||22.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||29.0 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||36.9 miles|