Akron, OH (population: 205,375) has twenty-three mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. TCTC Adult Training Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a mechanics program, has a total student population of 230. It is the 737th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Mechanics students from Akron 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.
Akron lies in Summit county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Akron area has 321,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.37/hr average worker wage, and a $40,300 average annual salary.
Of the 23 mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Akron, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ohio Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($29,196/yr) for mechanics students, with Community Services Division-Alliance City as the lowest, reported at only $1,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Akron|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||6.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||15.4 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||24.8 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||29.8 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||31.3 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||32.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||41.0 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||61.9 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||76.6 miles|