Toms River, NJ (population: 131,619) 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 Toms River 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 Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area alone, there are 160 employed reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks earning an average salary of $30,360. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers in this area earn $104,720/yr and there are 1,030 employed.
Toms River lies in Ocean county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area has 981,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $24.21/hr average worker wage, and a $50,350 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.045 out of every 1000 jobs in Toms River are held by transportation, storage, and distribution managers, and 0.162/1000 are held by reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks.
Of the 17 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Toms River, 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 Toms River|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||34.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||36.4 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||38.2 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||40.5 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||40.8 miles|
|West Atlantic City||NJ||-||1||28.4243||9||42.4 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||44.1 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||44.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.9 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||51.0 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||51.9 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||52.0 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||53.6 miles|