Gulfport, MS (population: 71,411) has eleven electronics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tulane University of Louisiana, the highest ranked school in this group with an electronics program, has a total student population of 11,464. It is the 60th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Louisiana.
Electronics students from Gulfport schools who go on to become electronic workers, electricians, electronic technologists, electronics engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 193,570 people working as electrical and electronic equipment assemblers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $30,690. Also, Electrical and electronic engineering technicians make on average $55,410 per year and there are about 154,050 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Gulfport-Biloxi area alone, there are 180 employed electrical and electronic engineering technicians earning an average salary of $59,350. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers in this area earn $35,790/yr and there are 70 employed.
Gulfport lies in Harrison county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Gulfport-Biloxi area has 101,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $17.09/hr average worker wage, and a $35,540 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.649 out of every 1000 jobs in Gulfport are held by electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, and 1.760/1000 are held by electrical and electronic engineering technicians.
Of the 11 electronics schools with a 100-mile radius of Gulfport, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulane University of Louisiana comes out as the most expensive ($25,174/yr) for electronics students, with Pearl River Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,515/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gulfport|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||56.0 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||84.4 miles|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||89.6 miles|