Tacoma, WA (population: 200,855) has one transportation school within its city limits. Bates Technical College has a total student population of 5,458. It is the 4749th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Transportation students from Tacoma 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.
Tacoma 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.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bates Technical College ends up costing a student $12,542/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tacoma|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||7.0 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||11.7 miles|