Albany, NY (population: 92,804) has three transportation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a transportation program, has a total student population of 6,901. It is the 88th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Transportation students from Albany 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 Albany-Schenectady-Troy area alone, there are 270 employed reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks earning an average salary of $21,180. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers in this area earn $87,010/yr and there are 180 employed.
Albany lies in Albany county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area has 434,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $21.78/hr average worker wage, and a $45,310 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.421 out of every 1000 jobs in Albany are held by transportation, storage, and distribution managers, and 0.620/1000 are held by reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks.
Of the 3 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Albany, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baran Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($35,160/yr) for transportation students, with Naugatuck Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,596/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Albany|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||61.0 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||65.5 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||82.2 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||87.3 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||88.8 miles|