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Basic Certificates in Mechanical Engineering Technology

1,928 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 84 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in ME tech. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.2% of ME tech graduates were international students.

Education Levels of ME Tech Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,928 earned their basic certificate in ME tech. This earns it the #52 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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 Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in ME tech. About 86.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,665
Women 263
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in ME Tech

The racial-ethnic distribution of ME tech basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 94
Black or African American 225
Hispanic or Latino 326
White 1,065
International Students 23
Other Races/Ethnicities 195
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ME Tech Basic Certificate Students

There are 84 colleges that offer a basic certificate in ME tech. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

554 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for ME tech students seekinga basic certificate is Wichita Area Technical College. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The ME tech program at Wichita Area Technical College awarded 554 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
240 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tidewater Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in ME tech. Each year, around 20,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 240 basic certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at Tidewater Community College. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

107 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

International Air and Hospitality Academy comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in ME tech. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The ME tech program at International Air and Hospitality Academy awarded 107 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 14% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Skyline College

San Bruno, California
98 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Skyline College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in ME tech. Each year, around 9,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The ME tech program at Skyline College awarded 98 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 8% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
95 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Wake Technical Community College. Each year, around 21,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The ME tech program at Wake Technical Community College awarded 95 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 5% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Los Angeles, California
88 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Trade Technical College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in ME tech. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 people received their basic certificate in ME tech from Los Angeles Trade Technical College. About 1% of this group were women, and 77% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

64 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Columbus State Community College. Roughly 27,300 attend the school each year. The ME tech program at Columbus State Community College awarded 64 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 9% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

59 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in ME tech. Each year, around 3,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 basic certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at CCCTI. About 8% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, North Carolina
53 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in ME tech. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The ME tech program at Wayne Community College awarded 53 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

39 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seminole State College of Florida is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in ME tech. Roughly 18,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their basic certificate in ME tech from Seminole State. About 5% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Beaufort County Community College

Washington, North Carolina
38 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Beaufort County Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in ME tech. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their basic certificate in ME tech from Beaufort County Community College. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#12

Blue Ridge Community College

Flat Rock, North Carolina
28 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Blue Ridge Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in ME tech. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 basic certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at Blue Ridge Community College. About 11% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

College of the Sequoias

Visalia, California
27 Yearly Graduations
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Sequoias is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in ME tech. The ME tech program at College of the Sequoias awarded 27 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#14

Mitchell Community College

Statesville, North Carolina
24 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mitchell Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in ME tech. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 basic certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at Mitchell Community College. About 8% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

County College of Morris

Randolph, New Jersey
24 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

County College of Morris is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in ME tech. Roughly 7,500 attend the school each year. The ME tech program at County College of Morris awarded 24 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 17% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, California
23 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Santiago Canyon College. Each year, around 11,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their basic certificate in ME tech from SCC. About 4% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Stark State College

North Canton, Ohio
21 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stark State College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in ME tech. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 basic certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at Stark State College. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

#18

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, North Carolina
20 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Guilford Technical Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in ME tech. Each year, around 10,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 basic certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at Guilford Technical Community College. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#19

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa, Florida
17 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Eastern Florida State College. Roughly 15,800 attend the school each year. The ME tech program at Eastern Florida State College awarded 17 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 12% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Crowder College

Neosho, Missouri
17 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Crowder College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in ME tech. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their basic certificate in ME tech from Crowder College. About 6% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to ME tech that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Environmental Control Technology 4,704
Industrial Production Technology 4,547
Drafting & Design Engineering 4,270
Electromechanical Engineering 2,975
Electronics Engineering 2,683

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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