Milwaukee, WI (population: 606,508) has twelve transportation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a transportation program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Transportation students from Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area alone, there are 490 employed reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks earning an average salary of $28,030. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers in this area earn $91,270/yr and there are 560 employed.
Milwaukee lies in Milwaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.679 out of every 1000 jobs in Milwaukee are held by transportation, storage, and distribution managers, and 0.602/1000 are held by reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks.
Of the 12 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Milwaukee, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr) for transportation students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Milwaukee|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||4.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||54.7 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||60.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||67.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||68.4 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||68.5 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||69.7 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||71.3 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||73.9 miles|