Greenwood, IN (population: 50,562) has twenty HVAC schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Purdue University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a HVAC program, has a total student population of 41,052. It is the 81st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
HVAC students from Greenwood 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.
Greenwood lies in Johnson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary.
Of the 20 HVAC schools with a 100-mile radius of Greenwood, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development comes out as the most expensive ($41,304/yr) for HVAC students, with Danville Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,570/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Greenwood|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.5 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||70.0 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||91.3 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||93.6 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||97.2 miles|