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2021 Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree Schools

45 Colleges
$42,675 Avg Salary
$16,138 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 7,772 people earned a degree or certificate in mechanical engineering technology, making the major the #122 most popular in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

The Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 45 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree Colleges.

Top 10 Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree Schools

Our analysis found Rochester Institute of Technology to be the best school for mechanical engineering technology students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. RIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Rochester.

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#2

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The excellent associate’s degree programs at Purdue University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best mechanical engineering technology schools in the United States. Purdue is a very large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Miami University - Middletown is a great place for mechanical engineering technology students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the small suburb of Middletown, Miami University - Middletown is a public school with a small student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, ME tech majors at Miami University - Middletown accumulate an average of around $25,828 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $273.

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#4

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

The excellent associate’s degree programs at Ferris State University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best mechanical engineering technology schools in the United States. Located in the distant town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public school with a large student population.

ME Tech majors at Ferris take out an average of $19,045 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $179, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is a great place for mechanical engineering technology students working on their associate’s degree. Cincinnati State is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Cincinnati.

After completing their Associate's Degree, ME tech graduates from Cincinnati State carry an average student debtload of $14,421. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $130, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Akron Main Campus ranked #6 on this year’s Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools list. University of Akron Main Campus is a large public school located in the midsize city of Akron.

The average amount in student loans that ME tech majors at University of Akron Main Campus take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $20,924. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $219, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, OH

Owens Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for mechanical engineering technology students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Perrysburg, Owens State Community College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

ME Tech majors at Owens State Community College take out an average of $13,924 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $116, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #8, Miami University - Hamilton did quite well on this year’s best schools for mechanical engineering technology students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the suburb of Hamilton, Miami University - Hamilton is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that ME tech majors at Miami University - Hamilton take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $25,828. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $273.

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Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools list. Penn State Erie is a fairly small public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Erie.

While working on their Associate's Degree, ME tech majors at Penn State Erie accumulate an average of around $19,699 in student debt.

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Vermont Technical College

Randolph, VT

Vermont Technical College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the remote area of Randolph, Vermont Tech is a public school with a small student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, ME tech graduates from Vermont Tech carry an average student debtload of $14,528.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology by Region

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

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

Majors Similar to ME Tech

Related Major Annual Graduates
Industrial Production Technology 14,313
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 10,756
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10,702
Environmental Control Technology 10,042
Electronics Engineering Technology 9,875

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).

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