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2021 Most Popular Precision Production Associate's Degree Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Precision Production Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 57,423 precision production students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #5 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. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Trade College Search has developed this Most Popular Precision Production Associate's Degree Trade Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 465 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs were the most popular for trade school students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Precision Production program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Precision Production Associate's Degree Colleges.

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Our 2021 rankings named Ivy Tech Community College the most popular school in the United States for precision production students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 3% of the students majoring in precision production at the school are women while 97% are male.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Texas State Technical College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. TSTC is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Waco.

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

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Out of the 465 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a public college with a small student population.

Women make up 3% of the precision production majors at the school.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southern Technical College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Southern Technical College is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Orlando.

About 14% of the students majoring in precision production at the school are women while 86% are male.

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#5

South Texas College

McAllen, TX

Out of the 465 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, South Texas College landed the # 5 spot on the list. South Texas College is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of McAllen.

About 9% of the students majoring in precision production at the school are women while 91% are male.

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Southeast Community College Area landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree precision production programs. Southeast Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree precision production programs. Located in the city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public college with a small student population.

Women make up 3% of the precision production majors at the school.

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#8

Mech-Tech College

Caguas, PR

Mech-Tech College ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Mech-Tech College is a small private for-profit school located in the small city of Caguas.

Of the 57 students majoring in precision production at Mech-Tech College, 96% are male and 4% are female.

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#9

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

With a ranking of #9, Ferris State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for precision production students working on their associate’s degree. Ferris is a fairly large public school located in the town of Big Rapids.

Women make up 11% of the precision production majors at the school.

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#10

Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN

Vincennes University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree precision production programs. Vincennes University is a large public school located in the remote town of Vincennes.

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#11

St Philip's College

San Antonio, TX

With a ranking of #11, St Philip’s College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for precision production students working on their associate’s degree. St Philip's College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of San Antonio.

Women make up 14% of the precision production majors at the school.

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#12

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the small city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 49 students majoring in precision production at North Harris Montgomery, 88% are male and 12% are female.

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State Technical College of Missouri did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for precision production students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the rural area of Linn, STC is a public school with a small student population.

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

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#14

Alfred State College

Alfred, NY

Alfred State College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for precision production students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. Alfred State is a small public school located in the remote town of Alfred.

Of the 48 students majoring in precision production at Alfred State, 94% are male and 6% are female.

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San Jacinto Community College ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. San Jacinto College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Pasadena.

Women make up 6% of the precision production majors at the school.

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Pueblo Community College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Pueblo, Pueblo Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Of the 47 students majoring in precision production at Pueblo Community College, 91% are male and 9% are female.

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#16

Lee College

Baytown, TX

Lee College ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Lee College is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Baytown.

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Central New Mexico Community College landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree precision production programs. Located in the large city of Albuquerque, CNM is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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

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Tulsa Welding School-Tulsa ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. TWS is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Tulsa.

Of the 41 students majoring in precision production at TWS, 80% are male and 20% are female.

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#20

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, CA

Orange Coast College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Orange Coast College is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Costa Mesa.

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Linn-Benton Community College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. LBCC is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Albany.

Women make up 8% of the precision production majors at the school.

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Lake Area Technical Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for precision production students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. LATI is a small public school located in the remote town of Watertown.

About 3% of the students majoring in precision production at the school are women while 97% are male.

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#22

Salem Community College

Carneys Point, NJ

Salem Community College came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Carneys Point, Salem County College is a public school with a fairly small student population.

Of the 39 students majoring in precision production at Salem County College, 69% are male and 31% are female.

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With a ranking of #24, Fox Valley Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for precision production students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the midsize suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public school with a large student population.

Of the 37 students majoring in precision production at FVTC, 84% are male and 16% are female.

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Central Piedmont Community College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Production Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Central Piedmont Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Charlotte.

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#27

Portland Community College

Portland, OR
#27

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, IL
#27

Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
#27

Triangle Tech - Dubois

Falls Creek, PA
#27

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, MI
#32

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA
#32

Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ
#34

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, MI
#34

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, CO
#37

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX
#40

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA
#40

Pitt Community College

Winterville, NC
#43

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE
#45

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, NY
#48

Manchester Community College

Manchester, NH
#48

Ohio Technical College

Cleveland, OH

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Precision Production Associate's Degree Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 465 different United States precision production schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
48 Beal College Bangor, ME
48 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
53 Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO
53 Green River College Auburn, WA
53 Coahoma Community College Clarksdale, MS
53 Triangle Tech - Bethlehem Bethlehem, PA
53 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
58 Peninsula College Port Angeles, WA
58 Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood, PA
58 Ranken Technical College Saint Louis, MO
58 Triangle Tech - Greensburg Greensburg, PA
58 Bates Technical College Tacoma, WA
58 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
64 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY
64 Montana State University - Billings Billings, MT
64 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
64 Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN
64 Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA
64 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
64 Craven Community College New Bern, NC

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 Precision Production Associate's Degree Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
71 Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa, AL
71 Davidson County Community College Thomasville, NC
71 Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA
71 South Seattle College Seattle, WA
71 Lansing Community College Lansing, MI
71 Wichita Area Technical College Wichita, KS
71 New Castle School of Trades New Castle, PA
78 East Mississippi Community College Scooba, MS
78 Community College of Denver Denver, CO
78 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
78 Mt. Hood Community College Gresham, OR
78 New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM
78 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
78 Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, WA
85 Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington, WV
85 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
85 Eastern Maine Community College Bangor, ME
85 Triangle Tech - Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
85 Jefferson College Hillsboro, MO
90 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Elizabethtown, KY
90 Delta College University Center, MI
90 Triangle Tech - Sunbury Sunbury, PA
90 Clark College Vancouver, WA
90 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
90 Laney College Oakland, CA

Precision Production by Region

View the Most Popular Precision Production 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

Precision Production Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Precision Metal Working 56,353
Woodworking 721
Other Precision Production 177
Leatherworking & Upholstery 112
Boilermaking 46
Precision Production Trades 14

Related Major Annual Graduates
Personal & Culinary Services 132,602
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 107,435
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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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