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2021 Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate's Degree Trade Schools

623 Colleges
$33,846 Avg Salary
$13,782 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate's Degree School for You

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 help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Trade College Search has developed this Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate's Degree Trade Schools ranking. This report analyzed 623 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 Vehicle Maintenance & Repair program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for vehicle repair majors pursuing a associate's degree.

Our 2021 rankings named University of Northwestern Ohio the most popular school in the United States for vehicle maintenance and repair 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.

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

The average amount in student loans that vehicle repair majors at University of Northwestern Ohio take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $22,304. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $226, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 623 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Universal Technical Institute - Avondale landed the # 2 spot on the list. UTI Avondale is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Avondale.

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

The average amount in student loans that vehicle repair majors at UTI Avondale take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $19,406. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $198, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Universal Technical Institute - Dallas is a great place for vehicle maintenance and repair students working on their associate’s degree. UTI Dallas is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Irving.

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

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Universal Technical Institute - Rancho Cucamonga. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. UTI Rancho Cucamonga is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Rancho Cucamonga.

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

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Out of the 623 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Universal Technical Institute - Sacramento landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Sacramento, UTI Sacramento is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

Women make up 4% of the vehicle repair majors at the school.

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Texas State Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for vehicle maintenance and repair students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. TSTC is a large public school located in the midsize city of Waco.

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

The average amount in student loans that vehicle repair majors at TSTC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $12,086. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $114.

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With a ranking of #7, Western Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for vehicle maintenance and repair students working on their associate’s degree. Western Technical College is a small private for-profit school located in the city of El Paso.

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

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Universal Technical Institute - Long Beach did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for vehicle maintenance and repair students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large city of Long Beach, UTI Long Beach is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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

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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree vehicle maintenance and repair programs. Spartan College - Denver is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Broomfield.

Women make up 3% of the vehicle repair majors at the school.

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Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for vehicle maintenance and repair students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Flushing.

Women make up 8% of the vehicle repair majors at the school.

On average, vehicle repair graduates from Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology take out $19,671 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $208, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public school with a small student population.

Of the 131 students majoring in vehicle repair at Penn College, 99% are male and 1% are female.

Vehicle Repair majors at Penn College take out an average of $14,721 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $125.

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Southeast Community College Area came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Southeast Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

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

While working on their Associate's Degree, vehicle repair majors at Southeast Community College accumulate an average of around $10,742 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $108.

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#13

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 10% of the students majoring in vehicle repair at the school are women while 90% are male.

While working on their Associate's Degree, vehicle repair majors at Ivy Tech Community College accumulate an average of around $12,821 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $111.

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#13

Hallmark University

San Antonio, TX

Hallmark University ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Hallmark is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of San Antonio.

Of the 120 students majoring in vehicle repair at Hallmark, 91% are male and 9% are female.

The average amount in student loans that vehicle repair majors at Hallmark take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $15,338. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $180.

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With a ranking of #15, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for vehicle maintenance and repair students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the town of Okmulgee, OSU Institute of Technology is a public college with a small student population.

Women make up 2% of the vehicle repair majors at the school.

On average, vehicle repair graduates from OSU Institute of Technology take out $11,724 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $125.

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#16

Ohio Technical College

Cleveland, OH

Ohio Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for vehicle maintenance and repair students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the large city of Cleveland, Ohio Technical College is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

Of the 113 students majoring in vehicle repair at Ohio Technical College, 91% are male and 9% are female.

Vehicle Repair majors at Ohio Technical College take out an average of $14,097 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $125.

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Lake Area Technical Institute landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree vehicle maintenance and repair programs. LATI is a small public school located in the remote town of Watertown.

Of the 112 students majoring in vehicle repair at LATI, 97% are male and 3% are female.

Vehicle Repair majors at LATI take out an average of $12,448 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $125.

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#18

Rosedale Technical College

Pittsburgh, PA

Rosedale Technical College ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Pittsburgh, Rosedale Technical College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

About 7% of the students majoring in vehicle repair at the school are women while 93% are male.

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#19

St Philip's College

San Antonio, TX

St Philip’s College landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree vehicle maintenance and repair programs. St Philip's College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of San Antonio.

Of the 105 students majoring in vehicle repair at St Philip's College, 93% are male and 7% are female.

While working on their Associate's Degree, vehicle repair majors at St Philip's College accumulate an average of around $14,147 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $133.

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With a ranking of #20, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for vehicle maintenance and repair students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the city of Daytona Beach, Embry-Riddle Worldwide is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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

After completing their Associate's Degree, vehicle repair graduates from Embry-Riddle Worldwide carry an average student debt load of $26,467. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $283.

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#20

Alfred State College

Alfred, NY

Alfred State College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Alfred State is a small public school located in the town of Alfred.

Women make up 3% of the vehicle repair majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, vehicle repair graduates from Alfred State carry an average student debt load of $12,870. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $125.

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Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Melrose Park, Lincoln Tech - Melrose Park is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Women make up 6% of the vehicle repair majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that vehicle repair majors at Lincoln Tech - Melrose Park take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $17,313. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $203, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Tarrant County College District ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 93 students majoring in vehicle repair at Tarrant County College, 90% are male and 10% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, vehicle repair graduates from Tarrant County College carry an average student debt load of $12,078. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $102.

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Southwest University at El Paso ranked #24 on this year’s Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Southwest University at El Paso is a small private for-profit school located in the city of El Paso.

Of the 91 students majoring in vehicle repair at Southwest University at El Paso, 97% are male and 3% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, vehicle repair graduates from Southwest University at El Paso carry an average student debt load of $17,435. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $206, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#25

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, MO

Ranken Technical College ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the large city of Saint Louis, Ranken Technical College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

About 7% of the students majoring in vehicle repair at the school are women while 93% are male.

After completing their Associate's Degree, vehicle repair graduates from Ranken Technical College carry an average student debt load of $14,419. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $125.

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#29

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI
#32

Intellitec College - Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO
#34

Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN
#35

Intellitec College - Grand Junction

Grand Junction, CO
#37

Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY
#39

Baker College

Flint, MI
#41

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN
#43

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX
#43

Portland Community College

Portland, OR
#43

J-Tech Institute

Jacksonville, FL
#47

New Castle School of Trades

New Castle, PA
#48

Morrisville State College

Morrisville, NY

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate's Degree Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 623 different United States vehicle maintenance and repair schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
50 MIAT College of Technology Canton, MI
53 Eastfield College Mesquite, TX
53 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
55 South Seattle College Seattle, WA
56 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC
56 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
58 South Texas College McAllen, TX
58 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
58 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
58 Cochise County Community College District Sierra Vista, AZ
62 Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC
62 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
64 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Boston, MA
65 De Anza College Cupertino, CA
65 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
67 Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
67 Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA
69 Rock Valley College Rockford, IL
69 Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA
71 Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA
71 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
71 Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE
74 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
74 Enterprise State Community College Enterprise, AL
74 Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence, SC
74 Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA
74 Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
79 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
79 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia, CA
79 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
82 Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
82 Bates Technical College Tacoma, WA
82 North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit, KS
82 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
86 Montana State University - Northern Havre, MT
86 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
86 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
86 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
90 Clark College Vancouver, WA
90 Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, MN
92 Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL
92 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
92 Lincoln College of Technology - Nashville Nashville, TN

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate's Degree Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
95 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN
95 Arapahoe Community College Littleton, CO
95 Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, MN
95 Parkland College Champaign, IL
95 Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, WA
95 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
101 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
101 Wayne Community College Goldsboro, NC
101 Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Roswell, NM
101 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
101 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
101 Brookhaven College Farmers Branch, TX
101 Central Community College Grand Island, NE
101 Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC
101 San Juan College Farmington, NM
110 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO
110 Nashua Community College Nashua, NH
112 Rockland Community College Suffern, NY
112 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
112 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
115 Renton Technical College Renton, WA
115 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
115 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
115 North Central Institute Clarksville, TN
119 Everett Community College Everett, WA
120 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
120 Savannah Technical College Savannah, GA
120 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
120 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
120 Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Lancaster, PA
120 Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair by Region

View the Most Popular Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 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

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 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 Airman 1st Class Nigel Sandridge.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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