South Hill, WA (population: 63,243) 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 South Hill 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.
South Hill lies in Pierce county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Tacoma Metropolitan area has 265,490 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $21.39/hr average worker wage, and a $44,480 average annual salary.
Of the 9 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of South Hill, 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 South Hill|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||12.2 miles|