Fort Wayne, IN (population: 253,250) has fifty-eight locksmith schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Michigan State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a locksmith program, has a total student population of 47,071. It is the 45th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Locksmith students from Fort Wayne schools who go on to become locksmiths, certified master locksmiths, road service locksmiths, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 16,910 people working as locksmiths and safe repairers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,550.
Fort Wayne lies in Allen county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Fort Wayne area has 203,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.72/hr average worker wage, and a $38,930 average annual salary.
Of the 58 locksmith schools with a 500-mile radius of Fort Wayne, only 22 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, YTI Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($41,895/yr) for locksmith students, with Alpena Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,805/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Wayne|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||33.1 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||72.1 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||72.3 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||84.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||85.2 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||92.5 miles|