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Undergraduate Certificates in Mechanical Engineering Technology

624 Yearly Graduations
$29,250 Median Salary
$10,364 Median Debt
There are 82 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in ME tech. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 36 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.6% of ME tech graduates were international students.

Education Levels of ME Tech Majors

In 2018-2019, 624 earned their undergraduate certificate in ME tech. This earns it the #57 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in ME tech is $29,250. 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.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $25,575 to a high of $33,075.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in ME tech is $10,364. 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, $15,166 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $7,072.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $108.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in ME tech. About 92.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 574
Women 50
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in ME Tech

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 16
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 132
White 333
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 93
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ME Tech Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 82 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in ME tech. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
131 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
19% 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 undergraduate certificate. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 131 undergraduate certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at PIA. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#2

Metro Technology Centers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
97 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Metro Technology Centers. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 undergraduate certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at Metro Technology Centers. Of these students, 11% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

College of the Sequoias

Visalia, California
71 Yearly Graduations
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Sequoias is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in ME tech. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 undergraduate certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at College of the Sequoias.

30 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seminole State College of Florida is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in ME tech. Each year, around 18,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The ME tech program at Seminole State College of Florida awarded 30 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 3% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Los Medanos College

Pittsburg, California
26 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Los Medanos College. Roughly 9,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their undergraduate certificate in ME tech from Los Medanos. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#6

Southwest Technology Center

Altus, Oklahoma
22 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Southwest Technology Center. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The ME tech program at Southwest Technology Center awarded 22 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 23% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Union County Vocational Technical School

Scotch Plains, New Jersey
18 Yearly Graduations
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Union County Vocational Technical School comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in ME tech. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 undergraduate certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at Union County Vocational Technical School.

18 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in ME tech. Each year, around 16,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their undergraduate certificate in ME tech from MCC. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 6% were women.

16 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Florida State College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in ME tech. Each year, around 15,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The ME tech program at Eastern Florida State College awarded 16 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

15 Yearly Graduations
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in ME tech. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 undergraduate certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at Cincinnati State.

#11

Crowder College

Neosho, Missouri
13 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Crowder College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in ME tech. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their undergraduate certificate in ME tech from Crowder College. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#12

Beaufort County Community College

Washington, North Carolina
12 Yearly Graduations
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Beaufort County Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in ME tech. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 undergraduate certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at Beaufort County Community College.

#13

Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, Illinois
11 Yearly Graduations
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Oakton Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their undergraduate certificate in ME tech from Oakton Community College.

11 Yearly Graduations
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in ME tech. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their undergraduate certificate in ME tech from LSCC - Birmingham Campus.

11 Yearly Graduations
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Middle Georgia State University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in ME tech. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,582 per year.

The ME tech program at Middle Georgia State University awarded 11 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

Lakeland Community College

Kirtland, Ohio
10 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lakeland Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in ME tech. Each year, around 6,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their undergraduate certificate in ME tech from Lakeland. About 10% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

McHenry County College

Crystal Lake, Illinois
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is McHenry County College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 undergraduate certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at MCC.

9 Yearly Graduations
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Iowa Tech Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in ME tech. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 undergraduate certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College.

#19

Nunez Community College

Chalmette, Louisiana
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for ME tech majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Nunez Community College. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their undergraduate certificate in ME tech from Nunez Community College. Of these students, 50% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Hartnell College

Salinas, California
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hartnell College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in ME tech. Roughly 12,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 undergraduate certificates were handed out to ME tech majors at Hartnell College. About 25% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Environmental Control Technology 3,174
Industrial Production Technology 2,492
Drafting & Design Engineering 2,447
Electromechanical Engineering 2,402
Electronics Engineering 1,597

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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