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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in Ohio

Each year, approximately 0.5% of Ohio graduates receive certificates in automotive repair. That means an estimated 1,842 automotive mechanics graduate from Ohio's 33 automotive schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Ohio that has a automotive program is TCTC Adult Training Center. TCTC Adult Training Center, which was ranked 57th in the country in 2010, is located in Warren. In 2010, TCTC Adult Training Center graduated 12 students from its automotive program.

The second-ranked school in Ohio that has a automotive program is Canton City Schools Adult Community Education. Canton City Schools Adult Community Education, which was ranked 58th in the country in 2010, is located in Canton. In 2010, 11 students graduated from Canton City Schools Adult Community Education automotive program.

TDDS Technical Institute, which is located in Lake Milton, is the third-ranked school in Ohio that has a automotive program. It received a ranking of 58th in the country in 2010. 31 students graduated with certificate in automotive from TDDS Technical Institute in 2010. Students at TDDS Technical Institute paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Ohio's automotive schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,626 per year, though tuition can range from $13,430 per year to $1,735 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Ohio automotive schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Northwestern Ohio - located in Lima, students are charged $13,430 per year
  2. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College - located in Cincinnati, students are charged $5,069 per year
  3. Terra State Community College - located in Fremont, students are charged $3,845 per year

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

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, students are charged $2,537 per year
  3. Lorain County Community College - located in Elyria, students are charged $2,570 per year

An automotive certificate from an Ohio school... what next?

The highest percentage of automotive graduates in Ohio pursue careers as an automotive mechanic. 21,830 automotive mechanics were working in Ohio in 2010. In Ohio, the largest numbers of automotive mechanics work in the following counties:

  1. Cuyahoga County - 4,570 automotive mechanics
  2. Dearborn County - 3,760 automotive mechanics
  3. Delaware County - 3,080 automotive mechanics

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of automotive mechanics is expected to shrink by -4% by 2018. There are projected to be 27,310 automotive mechanics working in the Ohio then.


On average, automotive mechanics earn $35,350 per year. However, Ohio automotive mechanics earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,720 per year to more than $70,780 per year in 2010. The counties in Ohio with the highest average salary for an automotive mechanic are:

  1. Clark County - $39,830 per year
  2. Cuyahoga County - $37,750 per year
  3. Dearborn County - $37,530 per year

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

  1. Jefferson County - $28,300 per year
  2. Adams County - $28,340 per year
  3. Coshocton County - $28,560 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Ohio statistics regarding a career in automotive repair and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Ohio
  • Certificate in Automotive Repair in Ohio

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,795 miles from location Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland OH 9.90183 n/a 29,807
5,854 miles from location Columbus State Community College Columbus OH 11.6792 n/a 28,539
5,891 miles from location Owens Community College Perrysburg OH 11.3004 n/a 22,530
5,917 miles from location Sinclair Community College Dayton OH 11.8406 n/a 21,561
5,814 miles from location Lorain County Community College Elyria OH 9.2858 n/a 12,798
5,778 miles from location Stark State College of Technology Canton OH 12.024 n/a 12,476
5,932 miles from location Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati OH 11.9536 n/a 10,165
5,810 miles from location Hocking College Nelsonville OH 14.991 n/a 6,340
5,919 miles from location University of Northwestern Ohio Lima OH 23.9768 n/a 3,883
5,929 miles from location Northwest State Community College Archbold OH 12.5827 n/a 3,665
5,919 miles from location Edison State Community College Piqua OH 15.7902 n/a 3,519
5,870 miles from location Terra State Community College Fremont OH 11.6464 n/a 3,152
5,768 miles from location Washington State Community College Marietta OH 20.0648 n/a 2,184
5,793 miles from location Ohio Technical College Cleveland OH 26.4067 n/a 978
5,818 miles from location O C Collins Career Center Chesapeake OH 30.0255 n/a 440
5,800 miles from location Adult Center for Education Zanesville OH 33.4162 n/a 408
5,849 miles from location Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District Chillicothe OH 33.4003 n/a 405
5,926 miles from location Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development Cincinnati OH 29.8657 n/a 380
5,801 miles from location Polaris Career Center Cleveland OH 29.4537 n/a 301
5,773 miles from location Auburn Career Center Painesville OH 37.8234 n/a 298
5,786 miles from location Ohio Technical College DBA PowerSport Institute LC Cleveland OH n/a n/a 281
5,843 miles from location Ehove Career Center Milan OH 27.8478 n/a 264
5,773 miles from location Buckeye Joint Vocational School New Philadelphia OH 29.7914 n/a 242
5,749 miles from location TCTC Adult Training Center Warren OH 42.7898 100% 230
5,830 miles from location Madison Adult Career Center Mansfield OH 29.2633 n/a 208
5,747 miles from location Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School Jefferson OH 30.1245 n/a 160
5,756 miles from location TDDS Technical Institute Lake Milton OH 42.1845 55% 158
5,774 miles from location Canton City Schools Adult Community Education Canton OH 42.4724 100% 157
5,761 miles from location Community Services Division-Alliance City Alliance OH 39.7872 100% 145
5,853 miles from location Adult and Community Education-Hudson Columbus OH 36.5229 100% 129
5,821 miles from location Lorain County Joint Vocational School District Oberlin OH 32.3088 n/a 128
5,893 miles from location Penta County Joint Vocational School Perrysburg OH 26.9843 n/a 103
5,780 miles from location Portage Lakes Career Center Uniontown OH 32.3163 n/a 60

Curious what studying Automotive gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Ohio

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics + 21,830 $35,350 -15.6%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists + 10,810 $39,780 -12.6%

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