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Associate’s Degrees in Drafting & Design Engineering Technology

3,498 Yearly Graduations
$36,900 Median Salary
$16,716 Median Debt
There are 446 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in design engineering tech. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.2% of design engineering tech graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Design Engineering Tech Majors

In 2018-2019, 3,498 associate's degrees were awarded to design engineering tech majors. This makes it the 43rd most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in design engineering tech at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 4,270
Associate’s Degree 3,498
Undergraduate Certificate 2,447
Bachelor’s Degree 363
Master’s Degree 178

Earnings of Design Engineering Tech Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in design engineering tech is $36,900. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $33,600 and the high is $41,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in design engineering tech is $16,716. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $23,256 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,584.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $173.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in design engineering tech. About 77.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,720
Women 778
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Design Engineering Tech

The racial-ethnic distribution of design engineering tech associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 169
Black or African American 203
Hispanic or Latino 632
White 2,204
International Students 78
Other Races/Ethnicities 212
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design Engineering Tech Associate's Degree Students

There are 446 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in design engineering tech. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
85 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for design engineering tech students seekingan associate's degree is Ivy Tech Community College. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 associate's degrees were handed out to design engineering tech majors at Ivy Tech Community College. About 22% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
79 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jacinto Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in design engineering tech. Each year, around 32,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 associate's degrees were handed out to design engineering tech majors at San Jacinto College. Around 78% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

63 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York City College of Technology comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in design engineering tech. Roughly 17,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their associate's degree in design engineering tech from City Tech. About 46% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Macomb Community College

Warren, Michigan
63 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for design engineering tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Macomb Community College. Roughly 19,600 attend the school each year. The design engineering tech program at Macomb Community College awarded 63 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

#5

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas
48 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Houston Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in design engineering tech. Roughly 56,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their associate's degree in design engineering tech from Houston Community College. About 33% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

48 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for design engineering tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Texas State Technical College. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their associate's degree in design engineering tech from TSTC. Of these students, 17% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Pittsburgh Technical College

Oakdale, Pennsylvania
42 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for design engineering tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Pittsburgh Technical College. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 associate's degrees were handed out to design engineering tech majors at Pittsburgh Technical College. Of these students, 21% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
41 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Anne Arundel Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in design engineering tech. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 associate's degrees were handed out to design engineering tech majors at AACC. Of these students, 63% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
40 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montgomery College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in design engineering tech. Each year, around 21,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The design engineering tech program at Montgomery College awarded 40 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 68% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

#10

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, Minnesota
39 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for design engineering tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Dunwoody College of Technology. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The design engineering tech program at Dunwoody College of Technology awarded 39 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#11

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
38 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in design engineering tech. Roughly 8,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their associate's degree in design engineering tech from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Of these students, 29% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

37 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for design engineering tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Austin Community College District. Each year, around 41,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 associate's degrees were handed out to design engineering tech majors at Austin Community College District. About 32% of this group were women, and 68% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Lee College

Baytown, Texas
35 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lee College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in design engineering tech. Each year, around 7,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The design engineering tech program at Lee College awarded 35 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
34 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Waukesha County Technical College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in design engineering tech. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. The design engineering tech program at Waukesha County Technical College awarded 34 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 15% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
32 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for design engineering tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Hennepin Technical College. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their associate's degree in design engineering tech from Hennepin Technical College. About 16% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
30 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southeast Technical College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in design engineering tech. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. The design engineering tech program at Southeast Technical College awarded 30 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 27% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Wichita Area Technical College

Wichita, Kansas
29 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wichita Area Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in design engineering tech. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 associate's degrees were handed out to design engineering tech majors at Wichita Area Technical College. Of these students, 24% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
29 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oakland Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in design engineering tech. Each year, around 15,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The design engineering tech program at Oakland Community College awarded 29 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

#19

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, Washington
27 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for design engineering tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is South Puget Sound Community College. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The design engineering tech program at South Puget Sound Community College awarded 27 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 22% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa, Florida
25 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for design engineering tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Eastern Florida State College. Each year, around 15,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The design engineering tech program at Eastern Florida State College awarded 25 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 44% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to design engineering tech that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electromechanical Engineering 4,762
Industrial Production Technology 3,914
Electronics Engineering 3,810
Mechanical Engineering 2,168
Environmental Control Technology 1,632

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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