Idaho Falls, ID (population: 56,222) has thirty-six HVAC schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Boise State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a HVAC program, has a total student population of 18,933. It is the 448th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho).
HVAC students from Idaho Falls schools who go on to become hvac specialists, plumbers, hvac sheet metal installers, air conditioning technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Mechanical engineering technicians make on average $50,700 per year and there are about 43,580 of them employed in the US today.
Idaho Falls lies in Bonneville county, which is one of the 33 counties in Idaho. Overall, the Idaho Falls area has 49,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,260 average annual salary.
Of the 36 HVAC schools with a 500-mile radius of Idaho Falls, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Redstone College comes out as the most expensive ($37,800/yr) for HVAC students, with Mountainland Applied Technology College as the lowest, reported at only $1,568/yr.