Manhattan, KS (population: 53,426) has two mechanics schools within its city limits. Kansas State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a mechanics program, has a total student population of 23,581. It is the 875th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Mechanics students from Manhattan schools who go on to become mechanics, aviation mechanics, mechanical engineers, auto mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 71,890 people working as mechanical drafters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $49,790. Also, Radio mechanics make on average $42,250 per year and there are about 5,690 of them employed in the US today.
Manhattan lies in Riley county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary.
Of the 2 mechanics schools in Manhattan, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kansas State University comes out as the most expensive ($13,354/yr) for mechanics students, with Manhattan Area Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,666/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Manhattan|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||87.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||96.1 miles|