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2022 Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools

325 Colleges
$41,628 Avg Salary
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Finding the Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree School for You

In 2019-2020, 86,730 people earned a degree or certificate in engineering technologies, making the major the #17 most popular in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 325 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate degree programs 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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2022 Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for engineering tech majors pursuing a associate degree.

Top 25 Top Schools for an Associate in Engineering Technologies

#1

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

Our 2022 rankings named Columbia Southern University the best school in the United States for engineering technologies students working on their associate degree. Located in the town of Orange Beach, Columbia Southern University is a private for-profit school with a large student population.

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#2

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Bismarck State College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools list. BSC is a small public school located in the small city of Bismarck.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Pierpont Community and Technical College is a great place for engineering technologies students working on their associate degree. Pierpont Community and Technical College is a small public school located in the town of Fairmont.

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#4

Excelsior College

Albany, NY

The excellent associate degree programs at Excelsior College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best engineering technologies schools in the United States. Excelsior College is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Albany.

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The excellent associate degree programs at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best engineering technologies schools in the United States. Edinboro is a small public school located in the town of Edinboro.

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#6

Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste Marie, MI

Lake Superior State University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools ranking. Lake Superior State University is a small public school located in the remote town of Sault Ste Marie.

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#7

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Highland Heights, NKU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#8

Waldorf University

Forest City, IA

Waldorf University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools ranking. Waldorf is a small private for-profit school located in the remote town of Forest City.

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#9

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, MO

Ranken Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for engineering technologies students to get a associate degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Ranken Technical College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Louis.

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#10

Pace University - New York

New York, NY

Pace University - New York ranked #10 on this year’s Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools list. Located in the city of New York, Pace University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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#11

Miami University - Middletown

Middletown, OH

Miami University - Middletown came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small suburb of Middletown, Miami University - Middletown is a public college with a small student population.

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NHTI-Concord’s Community College landed the #12 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree engineering technologies programs. Located in the town of Concord, NHTI is a public college with a small student population.

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Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City ranked #13 on this year’s Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools list. OSU-OKC is a small public school located in the city of Oklahoma City.

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#14

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, MI

With a ranking of #14, Grand Rapids Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for engineering technologies students working on their associate degree. Located in the city of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#15

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for engineering technologies students to get a associate degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Purdue is a very large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

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With a ranking of #16, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology did quite well on this year’s best schools for engineering technologies students working on their associate degree. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a small public school located in the small city of Lancaster.

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#17

Ridgewater College

Willmar, MN

Ridgewater College landed the #17 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree engineering technologies programs. Ridgewater College is a small public school located in the remote town of Willmar.

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Miami University - Hamilton did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for engineering technologies students to get a associate degree. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Hamilton, Miami University - Hamilton is a public college with a small student population.

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#19

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, MN

Dunwoody College of Technology ranked #19 on this year’s Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#20

Vermont Technical College

Randolph, VT

Vermont Technical College landed the #20 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree engineering technologies programs. Located in the remote area of Randolph, Vermont Tech is a public college with a small student population.

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#21

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

Oregon Institute of Technology came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools ranking. Located in the remote town of Klamath Falls, OIT is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#22

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for engineering technologies students to get a associate degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Baton Rouge, BRCC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#23

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI

Lakeshore Technical College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools list. Located in the rural area of Cleveland, LTC is a public college with a small student population.

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#24

South Central College

North Mankato, MN

South Central College ranked #24 on this year’s Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools list. South Central College is a small public school located in the suburb of North Mankato.

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Wentworth Institute of Technology ranked #25 on this year’s Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Boston, WIT is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Rest of the Top Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools

#28

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI
#29

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI
#33

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, SC
#35

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH
#36

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX
#38

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS
#39

ITI Technical College

Baton Rouge, LA
#40

University of Toledo

Toledo, OH
#44

College of the Mainland

Texas City, TX
#45

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, MI

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Engineering Technologies students that almost earned our Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
49 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
50 Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville, AR
51 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
52 Victoria College Victoria, TX
53 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore, WI
54 Grantham University Lenexa, KS
55 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
56 Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg, SC
57 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
58 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
59 Nicholls State University Thibodaux, LA
60 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS
61 ECPI University Virginia Beach, VA
62 Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, MN
63 Lee College Baytown, TX
64 Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, IL
65 Olympic College Bremerton, WA

Engineering Technologies by Region

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

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Industrial Production Technology 12,687
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10,426
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 9,770
Electronics Engineering Technology 9,020
Environmental Control Technology 7,626
Mechanical Engineering Technology 6,707
Engineering-Related Fields 6,319
Quality Control Technology 4,307
Construction Engineering Technology 4,225
General Engineering Technology 4,195
Computer Engineering Technology 3,807
Engineering Technology (Other) 1,736
Civil Engineering Technology 1,344
Architectural Engineering Technology 1,336
Energy Systems Technologies 1,293
Engineering-Related Technologies 884
Mining & Petroleum Technology 613
Nuclear Engineering Technology 307
Nanotechnology 128

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 237,745
Engineering 200,458
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 169,876
Physical Sciences 52,879
Mathematics & Statistics 51,937

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 KUKA Systems GmbH.

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