Spokane, WA (population: 204,424) has one transportation school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Big Bend Community College has a total student population of 2,169. It is the 4537th highest ranked school in the USA and the 71st highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Transportation students from Spokane 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 Spokane area alone, there are 230 employed reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks earning an average salary of $24,760. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers in this area earn $88,290/yr and there are 130 employed.
Spokane lies in Spokane county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Spokane area has 203,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $19.72/hr average worker wage, and a $41,010 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.626 out of every 1000 jobs in Spokane are held by transportation, storage, and distribution managers, and 1.134/1000 are held by reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Big Bend Community College ends up costing a student $7,975/yr.