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2021 Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate's Degree Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

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$5,764 Avg Tuition & Fees*
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Finding the Best Precision Metal Working Associate's Degree School for You

Precision Metal Working is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 7th of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 56,353 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which trade school program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent.

The Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Trade College Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 106 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value associate's degree programs for precision metal working students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2021 Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate's Degree Colleges.

Top 15% Best Precision Metal Working Associate's Degree Schools

Our analysis found Southeast Community College Area to be the best value school for precision metal working students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Southeast Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Southeast Community College are $3,096 a year. The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at Southeast Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $13,306. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $127.

In addition to its great value ranking, Southeast Community College is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Lake Area Technical Institute. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools list. LATI is a small public school located in the remote town of Watertown.

LATI undergraduate students pay an average of $5,514 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Associate's Degree, precision metal working majors at LATI accumulate an average of around $9,782 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $67, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

LATI excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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#3

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE

The excellent associate’s degree programs at Central Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best value precision metal working schools in the United States. Located in the small city of Grand Island, Central Community College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Central Community College are $4,500 a year. On average, precision metal working graduates from Central Community College take out $7,399 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $69.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend North Dakota State College of Science. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools list. North Dakota State College of Science is a small public school located in the distant town of Wahpeton.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at North Dakota State College of Science are $6,222 per year. After completing their Associate's Degree, precision metal working graduates from North Dakota State College of Science carry an average student debtload of $10,225. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $110, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

North Dakota State College of Science excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend St Cloud Technical and Community College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Saint Cloud, St Cloud Technical and Community College is a public school with a small student population.

St Cloud Technical and Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,538 in tuition and fees each year. On average, precision metal working graduates from St Cloud Technical and Community College take out $15,871 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

In addition to its great value ranking, St Cloud Technical and Community College is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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Fox Valley Technical College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree precision metal working programs. Located in the suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at FVTC are $6,688 per year. The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at FVTC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $10,624. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $112, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

In addition to its great value ranking, FVTC is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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South Central College

North Mankato, MN

South Central College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for precision metal working students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the suburb of North Mankato, South Central College is a public school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at South Central College are $5,491 a year. While working on their Associate's Degree, precision metal working majors at South Central College accumulate an average of around $12,938 in student debt.

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Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

Hennepin Technical College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree precision metal working programs. Located in the large suburb of Brooklyn Park, Hennepin Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Hennepin Technical College are $5,248 a year. On average, precision metal working graduates from Hennepin Technical College take out $20,531 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $178, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Hennepin Technical College also is in the top 20% of our Best Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking.

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Central Lakes College - Brainerd ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the remote town of Brainerd, Central Lakes College is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Central Lakes College are $5,611 per year. On average, precision metal working graduates from Central Lakes College take out $8,357 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Central Lakes College also did well on our Best Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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With a ranking of #10, Northcentral Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for precision metal working students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the city of Wausau, North Central Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at North Central Technical College are $5,247 a year. After completing their Associate's Degree, precision metal working graduates from North Central Technical College carry an average student debtload of $6,266.

In addition to its great value ranking, North Central Technical College is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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Central Maine Community College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Auburn, Central Maine Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

Central Maine Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $6,604 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at Central Maine Technical College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $10,201. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $110, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Anoka Technical College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Anoka, Anoka Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Anoka Technical College are $5,734 a year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Anoka Technical College also is in the top 15% of our Best Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking.

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Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA

Bellingham Technical College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree precision metal working programs. Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute is a small public school located in the city of Bellingham.

Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute undergraduate students pay an average of $4,807 in tuition and fees each year. On average, precision metal working graduates from Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute take out $12,936 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 $115.

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Waukesha County Technical College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. WCTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Pewaukee.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at WCTC are $6,395 a year. While working on their Associate's Degree, precision metal working majors at WCTC accumulate an average of around $13,978 in student debt.

In addition to its great value ranking, WCTC is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Precision Metal Working Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list.

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Coffeyville Community College

Coffeyville, KS

Coffeyville Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for precision metal working students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Coffeyville Community College is a small public school located in the remote town of Coffeyville.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Coffeyville Community College are $4,288 a year.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great value schools for Precision Metal Working students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value Precision Metal Working Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
16 Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Lancaster, PA
17 Ridgewater College Willmar, MN
18 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
19 Cowley County Community College Arkansas City, KS
20 Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
21 Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN

Precision Metal Working by Region

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

One of 5 majors within the trade school area of study, precision metal working has other similar majors worth exploring.

Precision Metal Working Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Welding Technology/Welder 45,129
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 4,244
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 2,998
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 1,938
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 658
Metal Fabricator 585
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking 358
Other Precision Metal Working 272
Ironworking/Ironworker 171

Majors Similar to Precision Metal Working

Related Major Annual Graduates
Woodworking 721
Other Precision Production 177
Leatherworking & Upholstery 112
Boilermaking 46
Precision Production Trades 14

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).

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