Corvallis, OR (population: 51,582) has nine mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tillamook Bay Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a mechanics program, has a total student population of 310. It is the 4852nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 54th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Mechanics students from Corvallis 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.
Corvallis lies in Benton county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Corvallis area has 32,620 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $21.31/hr average worker wage, and a $44,320 average annual salary.
Of the 9 mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Corvallis, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lane Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,953/yr) for mechanics students, with Clackamas Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Corvallis|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||63.6 miles|
|Coos Bay||OR||-||1||11.4399||59||95.4 miles|