Pasco, WA (population: 60,452) has four transportation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Central Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a transportation program, has a total student population of 11,357. It is the 1601st highest ranked school in the USA and the 31st highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Transportation students from Pasco 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.
Pasco lies in Franklin county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Kennewick-Pasco-Richland area has 94,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.09/hr average worker wage, and a $45,950 average annual salary.
Of the 4 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Pasco, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Walla Walla University comes out as the most expensive ($20,493/yr) for transportation students, with Big Bend Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,975/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pasco|
|College Place||WA||-||1||26.6245||62||38.2 miles|
|Walla Walla||WA||-||2||48.096||122||39.8 miles|