West New York, NJ (population: 47,282) 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 West New York 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.
West New York 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 West New York 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 West New York, 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 West New York|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||2.4 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||3.0 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||5.1 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||5.9 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||6.9 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||7.2 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||10.8 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||12.5 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||14.0 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||14.7 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||14.7 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||14.8 miles|