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Associate’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology

2,168 Yearly Graduations
$41,700 Median Salary
$13,584 Median Debt
There are 230 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in ME tech. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.2% of ME tech graduates were international students.

Education Levels of ME Tech Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,168 students earned their associate's degree in ME tech. This makes it the 55th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,866
Associate’s Degree 2,168
Basic Certificate 1,928
Undergraduate Certificate 624
Master’s Degree 164
Graduate Certificate 21
Doctor’s Degree 1

Earnings of ME Tech Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in ME tech is $41,700. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $40,050 and the high is $48,225.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in ME tech is $13,584. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $21,844 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,726.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $141.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in ME tech. About 91.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,986
Women 182
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in ME Tech

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 62
Black or African American 146
Hispanic or Latino 362
White 1,354
International Students 48
Other Races/Ethnicities 196
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ME Tech Associate's Degree Students

There are 230 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in ME tech. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
68 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for ME tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 people received their associate's degree in ME tech from PIA. About 4% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

J-Tech Institute

Jacksonville, Florida
63 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

J-Tech Institute is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in ME tech. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 associate's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at J-Tech. About 5% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

61 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Columbus State Community College. Roughly 27,300 attend the school each year. The ME tech program at Columbus State Community College awarded 61 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 15% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
59 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ferris State University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in ME tech. Each year, around 13,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,376 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,608 per year.

The ME tech program at Ferris State University awarded 59 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

59 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Akron Main Campus comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in ME tech. Roughly 18,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,306 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 people received their associate's degree in ME tech from University of Akron Main Campus. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

55 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is New York City College of Technology. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The ME tech program at New York City College of Technology awarded 55 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 4% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
53 Yearly Graduations
9% Women

University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in ME tech. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their associate's degree in ME tech from UPR Aguadilla. About 9% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Universidad del Turabo

Gurabo, Puerto Rico
49 Yearly Graduations
16% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Universidad del Turabo. Roughly 15,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their associate's degree in ME tech from Universidad del Turabo. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

45 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Roughly 8,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 associate's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at Cincinnati State. About 7% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, Washington
45 Yearly Graduations
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bates Technical College. The ME tech program at Bates Technical College awarded 45 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
39 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in ME tech. Each year, around 72,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their associate's degree in ME tech from Ivy Tech Community College. About 5% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of Puerto Rico - Carolina

Carolina, Puerto Rico
35 Yearly Graduations
11% Women

University of Puerto Rico - Carolina is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in ME tech. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 associate's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at UPR Carolina. About 11% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

County College of Morris

Randolph, New Jersey
35 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

County College of Morris comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in ME tech. Roughly 7,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 associate's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at County College of Morris. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

#12

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, Ohio
35 Yearly Graduations
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Owens Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in ME tech. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their associate's degree in ME tech from Owens State Community College.

#15

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
34 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Sinclair Community College. Each year, around 18,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The ME tech program at Sinclair Community College awarded 34 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 3% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

33 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City. Roughly 16,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in ME tech from MCC. About 6% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
32 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brookdale Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in ME tech. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 associate's degrees were handed out to ME tech majors at Brookdale Community College. Of these students, 6% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Stark State College

North Canton, Ohio
31 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Stark State College. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their associate's degree in ME tech from Stark State College. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#19

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, Massachusetts
29 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Springfield Technical Community College. Roughly 4,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their associate's degree in ME tech from STCC. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#20

Thomas Nelson Community College

Hampton, Virginia
24 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Thomas Nelson Community College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in ME tech. Roughly 7,600 attend the school each year. The ME tech program at Thomas Nelson Community College awarded 24 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 8% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electromechanical Engineering 4,762
Industrial Production Technology 3,914
Electronics Engineering 3,810
Drafting & Design Engineering 3,498
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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