Jackson Heights, NY has fifteen 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 Jackson Heights 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.
Of the 15 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Jackson Heights, 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 Jackson Heights|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||2.4 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||3.4 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||5.1 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||5.7 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||6.6 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||7.9 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||9.7 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||11.1 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||12.4 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||12.6 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||13.3 miles|