Ithaca, NY has five transportation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Syracuse University, the highest ranked school in this group with a transportation program, has a total student population of 19,638. It is the 89th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Transportation students from Ithaca 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.
Ithaca lies in Tompkins county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Ithaca area has 50,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5.4% unemployment rate, $21.50/hr average worker wage, and a $44,720 average annual salary.
Of the 5 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Ithaca, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Syracuse University comes out as the most expensive ($25,492/yr) for transportation students, with Luzerne County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,635/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ithaca|
|Painted Post||NY||-||1||33.1704||2||36.0 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||88.8 miles|