Bend, OR (population: 83,266) has one mechanics school within its city limits. Central Oregon Community College has a total student population of 6,261. It is the 5239th highest ranked school in the USA and the 59th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Mechanics students from Bend 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.
Bend lies in Deschutes county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Bend area has 62,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $19.29/hr average worker wage, and a $40,120 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Oregon Community College ends up costing a student $6,630/yr.