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2021 Most Popular Online Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Trade Schools

11 Colleges
$31,439 Avg Salary
$13,424 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 65,998 vehicle maintenance and repair students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #6 most popular in the country.

With all the trade school programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Trade College Search has created its Most Popular Online Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Trade Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 11 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for trade school students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Colleges.

Our analysis found Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide to be the most popular school for vehicle maintenance and repair students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the city of Daytona Beach, Embry-Riddle Worldwide is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent online programs at San Joaquin Delta College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best vehicle maintenance and repair schools in the United States. Delta is a fairly large public school located in the city of Stockton.

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#3

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

Out of the 11 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Santa Fe College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Santa Fe College is a large public school located in the suburb of Gainesville.

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#4

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Out of the 11 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Academy of Art University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Academy of Art University is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the large city of San Francisco.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Siena Heights University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Trade Schools list. Siena Heights University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Adrian.

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#6

Polk State College

Winter Haven, FL

Polk State College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best vehicle maintenance and repair programs. Polk State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Winter Haven.

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Holmes Community College ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Trade Schools list. Located in the rural area of Goodman, Holmes Community College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Northland Community and Technical College ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Trade Schools list. Located in the remote town of Thief River Falls, Northland Community and Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Online Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Trade Schools list. SIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Carbondale.

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Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for vehicle maintenance and repair students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the town of Cumberland, Southeast is a public school with a small student population.

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

One of 6 majors within the trade school area of study, vehicle maintenance and repair has other similar majors worth exploring.

Vehicle Repair Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 35,892
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 9,513
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 6,035
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 5,142
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 2,635
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 2,541
Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Technology/Technician 1,126
Marine Maintenance/Fitter & Ship Repair Technology/Technician 664
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 570
General Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 512
High Performance & Custom Engine Technician/Mechanic 465
Other Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technologies 331
Small Engine Mechanics & Repair Technology/Technician 298
Engine Machinist 153
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician 114
Vehicle Emissions Inspection & Maintenance Technology/Technician 7

Related Major Annual Graduates
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

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 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 Airman 1st Class Nigel Sandridge.

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