Blairsville, PA has eleven transportation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Geneva College, the highest ranked school in this group with a transportation program, has a total student population of 1,960. It is the 363rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 38th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Transportation students from Blairsville 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.
Blairsville lies in Indiana county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area has 160,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $17.02/hr average worker wage, and a $35,400 average annual salary.
Of the 11 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Blairsville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Robert Morris University comes out as the most expensive ($21,587/yr) for transportation students, with Community College of Beaver County as the lowest, reported at only $4,128/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Blairsville|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||62.4 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||73.7 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||77.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||89.9 miles|