Jersey City, NJ (population: 242,594) has seventeen transportation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New York University, the highest ranked school in this group with a transportation program, has a total student population of 43,404. It is the 13th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Transportation students from Jersey City schools who go on to become transportation directors, bus drivers, taxi cab drivers, train engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 92,380 people working as transportation, storage, and distribution managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $85,470. Also, Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks make on average $32,400 per year and there are about 142,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 7,080 employed reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks earning an average salary of $34,770. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers in this area earn $105,540/yr and there are 3,430 employed.
Jersey City lies in Hudson county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.677 out of every 1000 jobs in Jersey City are held by transportation, storage, and distribution managers, and 1.399/1000 are held by reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks.
Of the 17 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Jersey City, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New York University comes out as the most expensive ($34,011/yr) for transportation students, with Mercer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jersey City|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||5.8 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||5.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||6.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||6.9 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||9.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||9.9 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||10.4 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||10.9 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||11.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||14.3 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||14.8 miles|