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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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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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