Oshkosh, WI (population: 63,983) has nine automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northcentral Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 4,574. It is the 3272nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 55th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Automotive students from Oshkosh 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.
Oshkosh lies in Winnebago county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Oshkosh-Neenah area has 86,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $19.68/hr average worker wage, and a $40,930 average annual salary.
Of the 9 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Oshkosh, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Madison Area Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,970/yr) for automotive students, with Northcentral Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,568/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oshkosh|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||18.0 miles|
|Green Bay||WI||101,191||7||25.235||199||44.3 miles|
|Wisconsin Rapids||WI||-||1||14.8847||67||67.7 miles|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||74.6 miles|