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Associate Degrees in Mechanic & Repair Technologies

20,228 Yearly Graduations
$37,749 Median Salary
$12,000 Median Debt
There are 787 schools in the United States where you can get your associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 37% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.9% of mechanic and repair technologies graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Mechanic & Repair Technologies Majors

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 20,228 students earned their associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular associate degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in mechanic and repair technologies at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 41,776
Basic Certificate 34,046
Associate Degree 20,228
Bachelor’s Degree 257

Earnings of Mechanic & Repair Technologies Majors With Associate Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies is $37,749. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $33,556 to a high of $43,956.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies is $12,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $18,087 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,210.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $194.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate degrees in mechanic and repair technologies. About 91.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 18,499
Women 1,729
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The racial-ethnic distribution of mechanic and repair technologies associate degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 638
Black or African American 1,593
Hispanic or Latino 4,168
White 11,832
International Students 185
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,812
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There are 787 colleges that offer an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

721 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Northwestern Ohio tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,475 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,778 per year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 721 people received their associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies from University of Northwestern Ohio. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#2

Sonoran Desert Institute

Scottsdale, Arizona
650 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sonoran Desert Institute is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 650 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Sonoran Desert Institute. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

630 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Universal Technical Institute - Avondale. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 630 people received their associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies from UTI Avondale. Of these students, 3% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
507 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in mechanic and repair technologies. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Central Georgia Technical College awarded 507 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

495 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Universal Technical Institute - Dallas. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 495 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at UTI Dallas. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

361 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Universal Technical Institute - Orlando. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 361 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at UTI Orlando. Of these students, 3% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

336 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Universal Technical Institute - Sacramento comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 336 people received their associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies from UTI Sacramento. Of these students, 2% were women and 69% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Universal Technical Institute - Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Cucamonga, California
305 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Universal Technical Institute - Rancho Cucamonga comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 305 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at UTI Rancho Cucamonga. Around 81% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

247 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas State Technical College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 10,600 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 247 people received their associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies from TSTC. Of these students, 6% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, Georgia
244 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus Technical College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 244 people received their associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies from Columbus Technical College. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#11

Western Technical College

El Paso, Texas
242 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Western Technical College. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 242 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Western Technical College. About 5% of this group were women, and 83% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
234 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Ivy Tech Community College. Roughly 63,800 attend the school each year. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 234 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 6% were women.

206 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Universal Technical Institute - Long Beach. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Universal Technical Institute - Long Beach awarded 206 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. About 2% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, Missouri
171 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Ranken Technical College. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Ranken Technical College awarded 171 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 6% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

165 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is State Technical College of Missouri. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mechanic and repair technologies program at State Technical College of Missouri awarded 165 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 4% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

157 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 157 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. About 8% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska
151 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southeast Community College Area comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in mechanic and repair technologies. Each year, around 9,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 151 people received their associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies from Southeast Community College. About 3% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

150 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 150 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Spartan College - Denver. About 8% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
146 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Pennsylvania College of Technology. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,120 per year. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Pennsylvania College of Technology awarded 146 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. About 5% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

146 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $26,064 per year. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology awarded 146 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

Mechanic & Repair Technologies Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 12,781
Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling 1,893
Heavy Equipment Maintenance 1,741
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 1,646
Other Mechanic Technologies 1,004

Below are some popular majors that are similar to mechanic and repair technologies that offer associate degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Personal & Culinary Services 9,515
Construction Trades 6,041
Precision Production 4,881
Transportation & Materials Moving 2,000

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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