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Associate Degrees in Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration

1,893 Yearly Graduations
$37,526 Median Salary
$12,624 Median Debt
There are 238 schools in the United States where you can get your associate degree in HVACR. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 30% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.6% of HVACR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HVACR Majors

In 2020-2021, 1,893 earned their associate degree in HVACR. This makes it the 17th most popular associate degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in HVACR at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 11,135
Basic Certificate 6,566
Associate Degree 1,893

Earnings of HVACR Majors With Associate Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate degree in HVACR is $37,526. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $35,032 to a high of $42,284.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate degree in HVACR is $12,624. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $17,365 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,000.

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The median monthly payment of a HVACR graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $490.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate degrees in HVACR. About 96.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,830
Women 63
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The racial-ethnic distribution of HVACR associate degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 166
Hispanic or Latino 282
White 1,254
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 128
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There are 238 colleges that offer an associate degree in HVACR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
88 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for HVACR students seekingan associate degree is Ivy Tech Community College. Each year, around 63,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 88 associate degrees were handed out to HVACR majors at Ivy Tech Community College. About 6% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Intellitec College - Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
79 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Intellitec College - Colorado Springs comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in HVACR. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 79 people received their associate degree in HVACR from Intellitec College - Colorado Springs. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#3

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
60 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their associate degree is Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology awarded 60 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. About 2% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

44 Yearly Graduations
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hudson Valley Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in HVACR. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 44 people received their associate degree in HVACR from HVCC.

38 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their associate degree is Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 38 associate degrees were handed out to HVACR majors at OSU Institute of Technology. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#6

New Castle School of Trades

New Castle, Pennsylvania
34 Yearly Graduations
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their associate degree is New Castle School of Trades. The HVACR program at New Castle School of Trades awarded 34 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year.

#7

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
32 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania College of Technology is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in HVACR. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. 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 2020-2021 academic year, 32 associate degrees were handed out to HVACR majors at Penn College. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#7

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
32 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in HVACR. Each year, around 70,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 32 associate degrees were handed out to HVACR majors at North Harris Montgomery. Of these students, 6% were women and 81% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

30 Yearly Graduations
7% Women

State Technical College of Missouri comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in HVACR. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at State Technical College of Missouri awarded 30 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year.

#10

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
29 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hennepin Technical College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in HVACR. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Hennepin Technical College awarded 29 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

#11

Monroe Community College

Rochester, New York
28 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Monroe Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in HVACR. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 28 associate degrees were handed out to HVACR majors at Monroe Community College. About 4% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Alfred State College

Alfred, New York
27 Yearly Graduations
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Alfred State College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in HVACR. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 27 associate degrees were handed out to HVACR majors at Alfred State.

#13

El Centro College

Dallas, Texas
26 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Centro College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in HVACR. Each year, around 74,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 26 associate degrees were handed out to HVACR majors at El Centro College. About 12% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Rosedale Technical College

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Yearly Graduations
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rosedale Technical College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in HVACR. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 24 associate degrees were handed out to HVACR majors at Rosedale Technical College.

#15

Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, Illinois
23 Yearly Graduations
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moraine Valley Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in HVACR. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 23 people received their associate degree in HVACR from MVCC.

#15

Triangle Tech - Greensburg

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
23 Yearly Graduations

Triangle Tech - Greensburg comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in HVACR. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 23 associate degrees were handed out to HVACR majors at Triangle Tech - Greensburg.

#17

El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas
22 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Paso Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in HVACR. Each year, around 26,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at El Paso Community College awarded 22 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. About 14% of this group were women, and 91% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington
22 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clover Park Technical College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in HVACR. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 22 associate degrees were handed out to HVACR majors at CPTC. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#19

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, Washington
21 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bellingham Technical College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in HVACR. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Bellingham Technical College awarded 21 associate degrees during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

#19

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, Minnesota
21 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dunwoody College of Technology is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in HVACR. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 21 people received their associate degree in HVACR from Dunwoody College of Technology. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

HVACR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling 1,893

Below are some popular majors that are similar to HVACR that offer associate degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 12,781
Heavy Equipment Maintenance 1,741
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 1,646
Other Mechanic Technologies 1,004
Precision Systems Maintenance 914

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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