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11,135 Yearly Graduations
$31,633 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 502 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in HVACR. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 48 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of HVACR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HVACR Majors

In 2020-2021, 11,135 undergraduate certificates were awarded to HVACR majors. This makes it the 8th most popular undergraduate certificate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in HVACR is $31,633. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $28,567 and the high is $34,205.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in HVACR is $9,500. 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, $13,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,500.

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The median monthly payment of a HVACR graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $92.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in HVACR. About 95.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 10,662
Women 473
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The racial-ethnic distribution of HVACR undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 259
Black or African American 2,217
Hispanic or Latino 2,423
White 4,028
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,172
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There are 502 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Southern Technical College

Orlando, Florida
270 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for HVACR students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Southern Technical College. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 270 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Southern Technical College. Of these students, 6% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

ETI School of Skilled Trades

Willowbrook, Illinois
179 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

ETI School of Skilled Trades comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 179 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at ETI. Of these students, 2% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, New York
143 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Apex Technical School comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Apex Technical School awarded 143 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#3

Pennco Tech-Blackwood

Blackwood, New Jersey
143 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennco Tech-Blackwood comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 143 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Pennco Tech-Blackwood. About 1% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

142 Yearly Graduations
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 142 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Porter and Chester Institute.

#5

Brownson Technical School

Anaheim, California
142 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brownson Technical School is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 142 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Brownson Technical School. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

#7

MIAT College of Technology

Canton, Michigan
139 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

MIAT College of Technology is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at MIAT College of Technology awarded 139 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 4% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

National University College

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
139 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is National University College. Each year, around 25,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,444 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,020 per year. The HVACR program at National University College awarded 139 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 78% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

138 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Florida Career College - Houston Campus. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Florida Career College - Houston Campus awarded 138 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

#10

UEI College-Riverside

Riverside, California
133 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

UEI College-Riverside is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at UEI College-Riverside awarded 133 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

#11

United Education Institute-Anaheim

Anaheim, California
132 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

United Education Institute-Anaheim is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 132 people received their undergraduate certificate in HVACR from United Education Institute-Anaheim. Of these students, 5% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Florida Career College - Orlando

Orlando, Florida
125 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Career College - Orlando comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 125 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Florida Career College - Orlando. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

118 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus awarded 118 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 6% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

United Education Institute-Ontario

Ontario, California
115 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

United Education Institute-Ontario comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 115 people received their undergraduate certificate in HVACR from United Education Institute-Ontario. About 10% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes

Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
114 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 114 people received their undergraduate certificate in HVACR from Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes. About 8% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

United Education Institute-Encino

Encino, California
113 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

United Education Institute-Encino is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at United Education Institute-Encino awarded 113 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 3% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
113 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 63,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 113 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Ivy Tech Community College. Of these students, 8% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Charter College

Vancouver, Washington
112 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Charter College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 112 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Charter College. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#19

Florida Career College - West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, Florida
109 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Florida Career College - West Palm Beach. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 109 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Florida Career College - West Palm Beach. About 2% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Florida Career College - Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach, Florida
109 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Career College - Boynton Beach comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Florida Career College - Boynton Beach awarded 109 undergraduate certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 3% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

HVACR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling 11,135

Below are some popular majors that are similar to HVACR that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 25,301
Heavy Equipment Maintenance 2,586
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 1,746
Precision Systems Maintenance 729
Mechanics & Repairers 139

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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