Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has four electronics schools within its city limits. Ohio State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with an electronics program, has a total student population of 55,014. It is the 33rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Ohio.
Electronics students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 800 employed electrical and electronic engineering technicians earning an average salary of $51,660. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers in this area earn $30,290/yr and there are 1,010 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.114 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, and 0.877/1000 are held by electrical and electronic engineering technicians.
Of the 4 electronics schools in Columbus, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, DeVry University-Ohio comes out as the most expensive ($22,210/yr) for electronics students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|