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Associate Degrees in Mechanic & Repair Technologies

19,966 Yearly Graduations
$34,600 Median Salary
$12,000 Median Debt
There are 777 schools in the United States where you can get your associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 38 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.1% of mechanic and repair technologies graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Mechanic & Repair Technologies Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 19,966 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 44,019
Basic Certificate 36,616
Associate Degree 19,966
Bachelor’s Degree 271

Earnings of Mechanic & Repair Technologies Majors With Associate Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies is $34,600. 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 $30,800 to a high of $39,500.

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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, $17,671 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,000.

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The median monthly payment of a mechanic and repair technologies graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $125.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate degrees in mechanic and repair technologies. About 92.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 18,471
Women 1,495
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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 718
Black or African American 1,474
Hispanic or Latino 4,414
White 11,249
International Students 228
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,883
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There are 777 colleges that offer an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

942 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
5% 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 $10,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,648 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 942 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at University of Northwestern Ohio. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

855 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Universal Technical Institute - Avondale is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Universal Technical Institute - Avondale awarded 855 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 3% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Sonoran Desert Institute

Scottsdale, Arizona
570 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sonoran Desert Institute comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in mechanic and repair technologies. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 570 people received their associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies from Sonoran Desert Institute. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

470 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Universal Technical Institute - Dallas is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 470 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at UTI Dallas. About 2% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Universal Technical Institute - Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Cucamonga, California
470 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Universal Technical Institute - Rancho Cucamonga. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Universal Technical Institute - Rancho Cucamonga awarded 470 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 81% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

415 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Universal Technical Institute - Sacramento comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Universal Technical Institute - Sacramento awarded 415 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

348 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Texas State Technical College. Roughly 10,600 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 348 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at TSTC. About 6% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
301 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 301 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Ivy Tech Community College. Of these students, 9% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, Georgia
238 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus Technical College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 238 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Columbus Technical College. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#10

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
227 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Central Georgia Technical College. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Central Georgia Technical College awarded 227 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, Missouri
207 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th 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 207 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 5% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
199 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania College of Technology is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 199 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Penn College. Of these students, 4% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

176 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for mechanic and repair technologies majors who are seeking their associate degree is Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 176 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at OSU Institute of Technology. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#14

Western Technical College

El Paso, Texas
175 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Technical College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 175 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Western Technical College. Around 82% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

160 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th 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 2019-2020 academic year, 160 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Spartan College - Denver. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

155 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 155 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at UTI Long Beach. Around 83% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

151 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th 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. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 151 people received their associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies from Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Around 68% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#18

Intellitec College - Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
145 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Intellitec College - Colorado Springs is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 145 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at Intellitec College - Colorado Springs. About 7% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska
139 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southeast Community College Area is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in mechanic and repair technologies. Each year, around 9,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The mechanic and repair technologies program at Southeast Community College Area awarded 139 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 4% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

133 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 133 associate degrees were handed out to mechanic and repair technologies majors at STC. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

Mechanic & Repair Technologies Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 13,211
Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling 1,873
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 1,695
Heavy Equipment Maintenance 1,618
Other Mechanic Technologies 749

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Personal & Culinary Services 9,697
Construction Trades 5,991
Precision Production 4,780
Transportation & Materials Moving 1,722

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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