Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has four transportation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tarleton State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a transportation program, has a total student population of 10,424. It is the 484th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Transportation students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 4,710 employed reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks earning an average salary of $40,350. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers in this area earn $86,210/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.169 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by transportation, storage, and distribution managers, and 5.496/1000 are held by reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks.
Of the 4 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baylor University comes out as the most expensive ($26,444/yr) for transportation students, with Mountain View College as the lowest, reported at only $6,816/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|