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2021 Best Industrial Production Technology Schools

115 Colleges
$49,214 Avg Salary
$18,526 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Industrial Production Technology School for You

Industrial Production Technology is the #81 most popular major in the country with 14,313 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Best Industrial Production Technology Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 115 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Industrial Production Technology Schools in the United States

Check out the industrial production tech programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 15% Best Industrial Production Technology Schools

#1

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND

Our 2021 rankings named Bismarck State College the best school in the United States for industrial production technology students. Located in the small city of Bismarck, BSC is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that industrial production tech majors at BSC take out is $12,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $125, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

Out of the 115 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Northern Iowa landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the city of Cedar Falls, UNI is a public school with a large student population.

On average, industrial production tech graduates from UNI take out $19,500 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $202.

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#3

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Dayton. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Industrial Production Technology Schools list. U of Dayton is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Dayton.

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#4

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Purdue University - Main Campus. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Industrial Production Technology Schools list. Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#5

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Ferris State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Industrial Production Technology Schools list. Ferris is a large public school located in the distant town of Big Rapids.

On average, industrial production tech graduates from Ferris take out $22,250 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $230.

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Rochester Institute of Technology landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best industrial production technology programs. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best industrial production technology programs. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the midsize city of College Station.

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Industrial Production Technology Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Platteville, UW - Platteville is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Western Michigan University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for industrial production technology students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, industrial production tech majors at WMU accumulate an average of around $31,000 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 $322.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for industrial production technology students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public college with a small student population.

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#11

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

With a ranking of #11, Indiana State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for industrial production technology students. Located in the city of Terre Haute, Indiana State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#12

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Industrial Production Technology Schools ranking. ECU is a very large public school located in the city of Greenville.

Industrial Production Tech majors at ECU take out an average of $23,500 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $244.

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#13

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

Kennesaw State University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Industrial Production Technology Schools list. Located in the suburb of Kennesaw, KSU Georgia is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#14

Bemidji State University

Bemidji, MN

Bemidji State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for industrial production technology students. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the town of Bemidji, Bemidji State University is a public college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, industrial production tech graduates from Bemidji State University carry an average student debtload of $22,500. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $234, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Industrial Production Technology Schools ranking. CWU is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Ellensburg.

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Weber State University landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best industrial production technology programs. WSU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ogden.

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#17

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best industrial production technology programs. Central Michigan is a large public school located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Industrial Production Technology Schools award.

Rank College Location
18 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA
19 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
20 Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, MN
21 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
22 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
23 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY

Industrial Production Technology by Region

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

One of 17 majors within the area of study, industrial production technology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 10,756
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10,702
Environmental Control Technology 10,042
Electronics Engineering Technology 9,875
Mechanical Engineering Technology 7,772

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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 ICAPlants.

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