West Point, NY has sixteen 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 Point 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.
West Point lies in Orange county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown area has 245,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $21.87/hr average worker wage, and a $45,480 average annual salary.
Of the 16 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of West Point, only 1 has 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 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 Point|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||25.5 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||27.6 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||27.8 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||33.9 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||33.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||36.9 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||41.8 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||43.0 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||44.1 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||44.5 miles|