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2021 Best Mining & Petroleum Technology Associate's Degree Trade Schools

13 Colleges
$37,011 Avg Salary
$12,723 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Mining & Petroleum Technology Associate's Degree School for You

Mining & Petroleum Technology is the #46 most popular major in the country with 705 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

With all the trade school programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Trade College Search has created its Best Mining & Petroleum Technology Associate's Degree Trade Schools ranking. This report analyzed 13 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate's degree programs for trade school students.

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2021 Best Mining & Petroleum Technology Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for mining and petroleum tech majors pursuing a associate's degree.

Top 10 Best Mining & Petroleum Technology Associate's Degree Schools

#1

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND

Our 2021 rankings named Bismarck State College the best school in the United States for mining and petroleum technology students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the small city of Bismarck, BSC is a public college with a small student population.

Mining & Petroleum Tech majors at BSC take out an average of $14,749 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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#2

Lackawanna College

Scranton, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Lackawanna College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Mining & Petroleum Technology Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the small city of Scranton, Lackawanna College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Mining & Petroleum Tech majors at Lackawanna College take out an average of $15,820 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $148, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Nicholls State University is a great place for mining and petroleum technology students working on their associate’s degree. Nicholls State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Thibodaux.

After completing their Associate's Degree, mining and petroleum tech graduates from Nicholls State University carry an average student debtload of $17,143. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $175.

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Out of the 13 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Lewis and Clark Community College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Lewis and Clark Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Godfrey.

While working on their Associate's Degree, mining and petroleum tech majors at Lewis and Clark Community College accumulate an average of around $5,399 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $47, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Mining & Petroleum Technology Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the town of Okmulgee, OSU Institute of Technology is a public college with a small student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, mining and petroleum tech graduates from OSU Institute of Technology carry an average student debtload of $12,669. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $118.

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Fletcher Technical Community College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree mining and petroleum technology programs. Fletcher Technical Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Schriever.

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With a ranking of #7, Bossier Parish Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for mining and petroleum technology students working on their associate’s degree. Bossier Parish Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Bossier City.

On average, mining and petroleum tech graduates from Bossier Parish Community College take out $19,239 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $201.

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University of Pittsburgh - Bradford landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree mining and petroleum technology programs. University of Pittsburgh - Bradford is a small public school located in the town of Bradford.

The average amount in student loans that mining and petroleum tech majors at University of Pittsburgh - Bradford take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $18,367.

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West Virginia Northern Community College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Mining & Petroleum Technology Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. WVNCC is a small public school located in the small city of Wheeling.

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#10

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Mining & Petroleum Technology Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Mining & Petroleum Technology by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Mining & Petroleum Technology is one of 17 different types of trade school programs to choose from.

Mining & Petroleum Tech Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Petroleum Technology/Technician 603
Mining Technology/Technician 98
Other Mining & Petroleum Technologies/Technicians 4

Majors Similar to Mining & Petroleum Tech

Related Major Annual Graduates
Industrial Production Technology 13,900
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10,669
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 10,578
Environmental Control Technology 9,823
Electronics Engineering Technology 9,732

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jeffrey Beall.

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