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2021 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate's Degree Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate's Degree School for You

Mechanic & Repair Technologies is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 3rd of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 107,435 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

With all the trade school programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Trade College Search has created its Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate's Degree Trade Schools ranking. This report analyzed 778 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular associate's degree programs for trade school students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Mechanic & Repair Technologies program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate's Degree Colleges.

Our 2021 rankings named University of Northwestern Ohio the most popular school in the United States for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their associate’s degree. University of Northwestern Ohio is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Lima.

Women make up 6% of the mechanic and repair technologies majors at the school.

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The in-demand associate’s degree programs at Universal Technical Institute - Avondale helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular mechanic and repair technologies schools in the United States. UTI Avondale is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Avondale.

Of the 855 students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at UTI Avondale, 96% are male and 4% are female.

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#3

Sonoran Desert Institute

Scottsdale, AZ

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Sonoran Desert Institute is a great place for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Sonoran Desert Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Scottsdale.

About 1% of the students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at the school are women while 99% are male.

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The in-demand associate’s degree programs at Universal Technical Institute - Dallas helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular mechanic and repair technologies schools in the United States. UTI Dallas is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Irving.

About 5% of the students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at the school are women while 95% are male.

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The in-demand associate’s degree programs at Universal Technical Institute - Rancho Cucamonga helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular mechanic and repair technologies schools in the United States. UTI Rancho Cucamonga is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Rancho Cucamonga.

Women make up 4% of the mechanic and repair technologies majors at the school.

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With a ranking of #6, Universal Technical Institute - Sacramento did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large city of Sacramento, UTI Sacramento is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

About 4% of the students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at the school are women while 96% are male.

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With a ranking of #7, Texas State Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their associate’s degree. TSTC is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Waco.

About 6% of the students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at the school are women while 94% are male.

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#8

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 9% of the mechanic and repair technologies majors at the school.

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Columbus Technical College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the midsize city of Columbus, Columbus Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

Of the 238 students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at Columbus Technical College, 34% are male and 66% are female.

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#10

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA

With a ranking of #10, Central Georgia Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the small city of Warner Robins, CGTC is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Of the 227 students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at CGTC, 32% are male and 68% are female.

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#11

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, MO

Ranken Technical College ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Saint Louis, Ranken Technical College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

About 4% of the students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at the school are women while 96% are male.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree mechanic and repair technologies programs. Located in the small city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public school with a small student population.

Women make up 1% of the mechanic and repair technologies majors at the school.

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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the distant town of Okmulgee, OSU Institute of Technology is a public college with a small student population.

Of the 176 students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at OSU Institute of Technology, 98% are male and 2% are female.

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Western Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for mechanic and repair technologies students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. Western Technical College is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of El Paso.

About 5% of the students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at the school are women while 95% are male.

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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology ranked #15 on this year’s Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Spartan College - Denver is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Broomfield.

About 3% of the students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at the school are women while 97% are male.

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Universal Technical Institute - Long Beach came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Long Beach, UTI Long Beach is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

About 5% of the students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at the school are women while 95% are male.

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With a ranking of #17, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Flushing.

About 8% of the students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at the school are women while 92% are male.

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#18

Intellitec College - Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

With a ranking of #18, Intellitec College - Colorado Springs did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Intellitec College - Colorado Springs is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Colorado Springs.

Of the 145 students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at Intellitec College - Colorado Springs, 96% are male and 4% are female.

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Southeast Community College Area came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Southeast Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Lincoln.

Of the 139 students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at Southeast Community College, 99% are male and 1% are female.

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State Technical College of Missouri landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree mechanic and repair technologies programs. Located in the rural area of Linn, STC is a public school with a small student population.

Women make up 2% of the mechanic and repair technologies majors at the school.

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#21

Rosedale Technical College

Pittsburgh, PA

With a ranking of #21, Rosedale Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for mechanic and repair technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the suburb of Pittsburgh, Rosedale Technical College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

Women make up 5% of the mechanic and repair technologies majors at the school.

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#22

Hallmark University

San Antonio, TX

Hallmark University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Hallmark is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of San Antonio.

Women make up 9% of the mechanic and repair technologies majors at the school.

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#22

New Castle School of Trades

New Castle, PA

New Castle School of Trades did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for mechanic and repair technologies students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the rural area of New Castle, New Castle School of Trades is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Of the 120 students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at New Castle School of Trades, 97% are male and 3% are female.

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#24

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI

New England Institute of Technology came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. New England Tech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of East Greenwich.

Of the 117 students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at New England Tech, 97% are male and 3% are female.

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#25

Alfred State College

Alfred, NY

Alfred State College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Alfred State is a small public school located in the town of Alfred.

Of the 115 students majoring in mechanic and repair technologies at Alfred State, 97% are male and 3% are female.

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#27

Ohio Technical College

Cleveland, OH
#29

St Philip's College

San Antonio, TX
#33

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN
#42

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, CA
#47

Colorado School of Trades

Lakewood, CO
#49

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, IL
#50

Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate's Degree Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 778 different United States mechanic and repair technologies schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
51 Intellitec College - Grand Junction Grand Junction, CO
53 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
53 New York Automotive and Diesel Institute Jamaica, NY
53 Lincoln College of Technology - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
56 Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC
57 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
57 Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA
59 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
60 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
60 Portland Community College Portland, OR
62 South Texas College McAllen, TX
63 Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Bowling Green, KY
63 Wallace State Community College, Hanceville Hanceville, AL
65 Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA
65 Eastfield College Mesquite, TX
67 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
67 Erie Community College Buffalo, NY
69 Savannah Technical College Savannah, GA
70 Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
70 Baker College Flint, MI
70 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Elizabethtown, KY
70 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
74 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
75 J-Tech Institute Jacksonville, FL
75 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
77 Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA
78 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
78 Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence, SC
80 Bates Technical College Tacoma, WA
81 Tri-County Technical College Pendleton, SC
82 Morrisville State College Morrisville, NY
82 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
84 Lincoln College of Technology - Denver Denver, CO
85 Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
86 South Seattle College Seattle, WA
86 Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, MN
88 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC
88 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
88 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
88 Odessa College Odessa, TX
92 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
92 Cochise County Community College District Sierra Vista, AZ
94 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
95 Gadsden State Community College Gadsden, AL
95 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
97 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
98 American River College Sacramento, CA
98 Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro, KY
98 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
98 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
98 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
98 Lincoln College of Technology - Nashville Nashville, TN
104 Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE
104 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Boston, MA
106 De Anza College Cupertino, CA
106 San Juan College Farmington, NM
106 Central Community College Grand Island, NE
106 Utah State University Logan, UT
106 LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
106 Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA
112 Lurleen B Wallace Community College Andalusia, AL
112 Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville, MS
112 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
112 Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
112 Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
112 Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, IA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional popular schools for Mechanic & Repair Technologies students that almost earned our Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate's Degree Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
118 New River Community College Dublin, VA
118 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO
118 El Camino College Torrance, CA
121 San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA
121 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
121 Rock Valley College Rockford, IL
121 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA
125 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
125 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
125 Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
128 Lansing Community College Lansing, MI
128 Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA
128 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
128 York Technical College Rock Hill, SC
128 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
128 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
128 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
135 Enterprise State Community College Enterprise, AL
135 Los Medanos College Pittsburg, CA
135 Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA
135 Eastern Arizona College Thatcher, AZ
135 North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit, KS
140 Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem, PA
140 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
140 Lakes Region Community College Laconia, NH
140 Renton Technical College Renton, WA
140 Parkland College Champaign, IL
140 Somerset Community College Somerset, KY
140 Northern Wyoming Community College District Sheridan, WY
140 Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR
140 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
149 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
149 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI
149 Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL
149 Clark College Vancouver, WA
153 Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA
153 Montana State University - Northern Havre, MT
153 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
153 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
153 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID

Mechanic & Repair Technologies by Region

View the Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate's Degree Trade Schools for a specific region near you.

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

Mechanic & Repair Technologies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 65,998
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 19,885
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 9,325
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 8,889
Precision Systems Maintenance 1,816
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 1,017
Mechanics & Repairers 505

Related Major Annual Graduates
Personal & Culinary Services 132,602
Precision Production 57,423
Construction Trades 36,003
Transportation & Materials Moving 27,979

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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 Alfred Palmer.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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