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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in Nebraska


Around 0.9% of Nebraska's graduates graduate from automotive repair certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 469 automotive mechanics graduate from Nebraska's 6 automotive schools each year.

Top Schools

Northeast Community College, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a automotive program. It is located in Norfolk. In 2010, 56 students graduated from Northeast Community College's automotive program. The tuition rate at Northeast Community College was $2,612 per year.

Mid-Plains Community College, which is located in North Platte, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a automotive program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. 13 students graduated with certificate in automotive from Mid-Plains Community College in 2010. Students at Mid-Plains Community College paid $2,550 per year in tuition fees.

Southeast Community College Area, which was ranked 78th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a automotive program. It is located in Lincoln. 171 students graduated with certificate in automotive from Southeast Community College Area in 2010. Students at Southeast Community College Area paid $2,205 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Nebraska automotive school, average tuition will be $2,370 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,040 per year to $2,612 per year. The Nebraska automotive schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year
  2. Mid-Plains Community College - located in North Platte, students are charged $2,550 per year
  3. Central Community College - located in Grand Island, students are charged $2,430 per year

The automotive schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Nebraska were:

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Southeast Community College Area - located in Lincoln, students are charged $2,205 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year

An automotive certificate from a Nebraska school... what next?

A large number of Nebraska automotive graduates become automotive mechanics. 3,960 automotive mechanics were working in Nebraska in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Nebraska automotive mechanics:

  1. Harrison County - 1,920 automotive mechanics
  2. Lancaster County - 560 automotive mechanics
  3. Adams County - 560 automotive mechanics

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of automotive mechanics in Nebraska will grow by 7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 5,320 automotive mechanics working in Nebraska.

Salary

On average, an automotive mechanic earns a salary of $34,880 per year in Nebraska state. However, Nebraska automotive mechanics earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,230 per year to more than $51,960 per year in 2010. The counties in Nebraska with the highest average salary for an automotive mechanic are:

  1. Harrison County - $38,350 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $35,940 per year
  3. Antelope County - $32,220 per year

The Nebraska counties with the lowest average salary for automotive mechanics are:

  1. Butler County - $27,610 per year
  2. Adams County - $30,320 per year
  3. Arthur County - $31,120 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Nebraska statistics regarding a career in automotive repair. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as automotive or plumbing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Automotive Repair in Nebraska
  • Certificate in Automotive Repair in Nebraska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,534 miles from location Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha NE 14.4046 n/a 17,003
6,572 miles from location Southeast Community College Area Lincoln NE 19.8121 n/a 11,556
6,662 miles from location Central Community College Grand Island NE 18.9094 n/a 7,320
6,604 miles from location Northeast Community College Norfolk NE 24.9689 n/a 5,205
6,784 miles from location Mid-Plains Community College North Platte NE 22.0593 n/a 2,765
6,925 miles from location Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff NE 16.547 n/a 2,304
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics + 3,960 $34,880 -13.7%
2
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists + 2,220 $36,790 -44.4%
 

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