Harrisburg, PA (population: 46,941) has twenty transportation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Villanova University, the highest ranked school in this group with a transportation program, has a total student population of 10,375. It is the 805th highest ranked school in the USA and the 67th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Transportation students from Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg-Carlisle area alone, there are 170 employed reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks earning an average salary of $28,400. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers in this area earn $80,390/yr and there are 230 employed.
Harrisburg lies in Dauphin county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Harrisburg-Carlisle area has 310,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $20.26/hr average worker wage, and a $42,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.747 out of every 1000 jobs in Harrisburg are held by transportation, storage, and distribution managers, and 0.557/1000 are held by reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks.
Of the 20 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Harrisburg, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Villanova University comes out as the most expensive ($27,115/yr) for transportation students, with Lehigh Carbon Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,375/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Harrisburg|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||59.8 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||60.1 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||62.6 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||68.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||69.9 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||77.9 miles|