Bellevue, WA (population: 128,225) has nine transportation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Divers Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a transportation program, has a total student population of 236. It is the 796th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Transportation students from Bellevue 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,540 employed reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks earning an average salary of $31,430. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers in this area earn $98,800/yr and there are 1,600 employed.
Bellevue lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.142 out of every 1000 jobs in Bellevue are held by transportation, storage, and distribution managers, and 1.810/1000 are held by reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks.
Of the 9 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Bellevue, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Divers Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($29,078/yr) for transportation students, with Green River Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,158/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bellevue|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.8 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||32.2 miles|