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2021 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Engineering Technologies Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 92,549 people earned a degree or certificate in engineering technologies, making the major the #17 most popular in the United States.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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 assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 1,040 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Engineering Technologies program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for engineering tech majors pursuing a associate's degree.

Our analysis found California University of Pennsylvania to be the most popular school for engineering technologies students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Cal U is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of California.

Of the 635 students majoring in engineering tech at Cal U, 49% are male and 51% are female.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Texas State Technical College is a great place for engineering technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the midsize city of Waco, TSTC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 12% of the students majoring in engineering tech at the school are women while 88% are male.

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#3

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

The in-demand associate’s degree programs at Ivy Tech Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular engineering technologies schools in the United States. Ivy Tech Community College is a very large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

Of the 506 students majoring in engineering tech at Ivy Tech Community College, 91% are male and 9% are female.

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#4

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Columbia Southern University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools list. Columbia Southern University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the town of Orange Beach.

Of the 502 students majoring in engineering tech at Columbia Southern University, 78% are male and 22% are female.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means New York City College of Technology is a great place for engineering technologies students working on their associate’s degree. City Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Brooklyn.

Women make up 16% of the engineering tech majors at the school.

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#6

Excelsior College

Albany, NY

Excelsior College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Excelsior College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Albany.

Of the 268 students majoring in engineering tech at Excelsior College, 90% are male and 10% are female.

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With a ranking of #7, River Parishes Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for engineering technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the rural area of Gonzales, River Parishes Community College is a public college with a small student population.

About 16% of the students majoring in engineering tech at the school are women while 84% are male.

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San Jacinto Community College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree engineering technologies programs. Located in the suburb of Pasadena, San Jacinto College is a public college with a very large student population.

Women make up 18% of the engineering tech majors at the school.

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#9

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the distant town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 15% of the students majoring in engineering tech at the school are women while 85% are male.

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#10

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND

Bismarck State College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for engineering technologies students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. BSC is a small public school located in the small city of Bismarck.

Of the 220 students majoring in engineering tech at BSC, 88% are male and 12% are female.

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#11

Lee College

Baytown, TX

Lee College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Baytown, Lee College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Women make up 19% of the engineering tech majors at the school.

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Columbus State Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for engineering technologies students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the city of Columbus, Columbus State is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 213 students majoring in engineering tech at Columbus State, 87% are male and 13% are female.

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With a ranking of #13, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for engineering technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the rural area of Perkinston, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

About 19% of the students majoring in engineering tech at the school are women while 81% are male.

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#14

Olympic College

Bremerton, WA

Olympic College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Bremerton, OC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

About 23% of the students majoring in engineering tech at the school are women while 77% are male.

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SOWELA Technical Community College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree engineering technologies programs. SOWELA is a small public school located in the small city of Lake Charles.

About 17% of the students majoring in engineering tech at the school are women while 83% are male.

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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree engineering technologies programs. Cincinnati State is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Cincinnati.

Of the 189 students majoring in engineering tech at Cincinnati State, 87% are male and 13% are female.

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#17

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, MI

With a ranking of #17, Washtenaw Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for engineering technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Washtenaw Community College is a large public school located in the large suburb of Ann Arbor.

Women make up 47% of the engineering tech majors at the school.

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#18

ITI Technical College

Baton Rouge, LA

With a ranking of #18, ITI Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for engineering technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the suburb of Baton Rouge, ITI Technical College is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

About 12% of the students majoring in engineering tech at the school are women while 88% are male.

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#18

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA

ECPI University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Virginia Beach, ECPI University is a private for-profit school with a large student population.

Of the 178 students majoring in engineering tech at ECPI University, 87% are male and 13% are female.

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#20

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, CA

With a ranking of #20, Pasadena City College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for engineering technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the midsize city of Pasadena, Pasadena City College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 23% of the engineering tech majors at the school.

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Pittsburgh Technical College landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree engineering technologies programs. Pittsburgh Technical College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Oakdale.

Women make up 11% of the engineering tech majors at the school.

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Southeast Community College Area did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for engineering technologies students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the city of Lincoln, Southeast Community College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

About 9% of the students majoring in engineering tech at the school are women while 91% are male.

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With a ranking of #23, Houston Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for engineering technologies students working on their associate’s degree. Houston Community College is a very large public school located in the city of Houston.

Of the 143 students majoring in engineering tech at Houston Community College, 80% are male and 20% are female.

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#23

Stark State College

North Canton, OH

Stark State College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Stark State College is a large public school located in the large suburb of North Canton.

Women make up 11% of the engineering tech majors at the school.

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#25

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, MO

Ranken Technical College landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree engineering technologies programs. Ranken Technical College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Louis.

About 6% of the students majoring in engineering tech at the school are women while 94% are male.

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#27

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
#30

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN
#31

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, SC
#36

Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN
#43

Universidad del Turabo

Gurabo, PR
#46

Nunez Community College

Chalmette, LA
#46

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, OH

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 1040 different United States engineering technologies schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Portland Community College Portland, OR
50 Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS
53 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
53 Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, MN
55 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
56 SUNY Delhi Delhi, NY
56 Erie Community College Buffalo, NY
56 Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA
56 Queensborough Community College Bayside, NY
60 Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
61 Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
61 San Juan College Farmington, NM
63 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
63 Gadsden State Community College Gadsden, AL
63 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
63 Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Okmulgee, OK
67 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
68 Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg, SC
68 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
70 Great Basin College Elko, NV
70 Valencia College Orlando, FL
72 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
72 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
74 University of Northwestern Ohio Lima, OH
74 St Philip’s College San Antonio, TX
76 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
76 Weber State University Ogden, UT
76 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
79 Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
80 Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Guayama Guayama, PR
80 Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI
80 Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Ponce Ponce, PR
83 Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics West Mifflin, PA
83 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
83 Mech-Tech College Caguas, PR
83 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK
87 Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell, SD
87 Anoka Technical College Anoka, MN
87 Brazosport College Lake Jackson, TX
90 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
90 Victoria College Victoria, TX
92 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
92 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
92 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
95 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO
95 Coastal Alabama Community College Bay Minette, AL
95 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville, NC
98 Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, OK
98 J-Tech Institute Jacksonville, FL
100 Motlow State Community College Tullahoma, TN
100 San Diego Miramar College San Diego, CA
102 Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA
102 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
102 Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
102 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
106 Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
107 University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla Aguadilla, PR
108 Western Technical College El Paso, TX
108 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
108 Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC
108 Grantham University Lenexa, KS
108 Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de San Juan San Juan, PR
113 Vermont Technical College Randolph, VT
114 Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
114 Nicholls State University Thibodaux, LA
114 Eastfield College Mesquite, TX
114 Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA
118 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
118 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
120 Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, PA
120 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
120 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
120 Alfred State College Alfred, NY
124 The Refrigeration School Phoenix, AZ
124 Kilgore College Kilgore, TX
124 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
124 Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH
124 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
129 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
129 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
129 Northcentral Technical College Wausau, WI
132 Onondaga Community College Syracuse, NY
132 SUNY Broome Binghamton, NY
132 Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton, VA
132 Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN
136 Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL
137 Ridgewater College Willmar, MN
137 Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo, MI
139 Edison State Community College Piqua, OH
139 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
141 James A Rhodes State College Lima, OH
141 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Boston, MA
141 BridgeValley Community & Technical College South Charleston, WV
144 Bakersfield College Bakersfield, CA
144 York Technical College Rock Hill, SC
144 Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA
144 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI
144 Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Manati Manati, PR
144 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
150 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
150 Northwest State Community College Archbold, OH
150 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
153 South Central College North Mankato, MN
153 Lake Land College Mattoon, IL
153 Clackamas Community College Oregon City, OR
153 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
153 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR
153 DeVry University - Illinois Chicago, IL

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
159 Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, MN
159 National University College Bayamon, PR
159 Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem, PA
159 Three Rivers Community College Norwich, CT
159 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR
159 Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN
165 Virginia Western Community College Roanoke, VA
165 Morrison Institute of Technology Morrison, IL
165 North Central State College Mansfield, OH
168 North Lake College Irving, TX
168 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
168 Gaston College Dallas, NC
168 University of Puerto Rico - Carolina Carolina, PR
168 Century College - White Bear Lake White Bear Lake, MN
168 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
174 Zane State College Zanesville, OH
174 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
174 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
174 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA
178 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
178 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
178 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA
178 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
178 Central Carolina Community College Sanford, NC
178 Ventura College Ventura, CA
184 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
184 Cuyamaca College El Cajon, CA
184 Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ
184 Front Range Community College Westminster, CO
184 Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
189 Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC
189 Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
189 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
189 Tri-County Technical College Pendleton, SC
189 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
189 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
189 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
189 Bowling Green State University - Firelands Huron, OH
197 University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Ponce, PR
197 Solano Community College Fairfield, CA
197 Island Drafting and Technical Institute Amityville, NY
197 Terra State Community College Fremont, OH
197 Waldorf University Forest City, IA
197 Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence, SC
203 Middlesex County College Edison, NJ
203 NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville, AR
203 Athens Technical College Athens, GA
203 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA
203 Wichita Area Technical College Wichita, KS
208 Lincoln Trail College Robinson, IL
208 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
208 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College Batavia, OH
208 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
208 Johnson College Scranton, PA
208 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO
208 South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, WA
208 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
208 Kent State University at Tuscarawas New Philadelphia, OH
208 Lakeland Community College Kirtland, OH

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 14,313
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 10,756
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10,702
Environmental Control Technology 10,042
Electronics Engineering Technology 9,875
Mechanical Engineering Technology 7,772
Engineering-Related Fields 5,997
Quality Control Technology 4,315
General Engineering Technology 4,212
Computer Engineering Technology 4,180
Construction Engineering Technology 3,824
Engineering Technology (Other) 1,786
Architectural Engineering Technology 1,362
Civil Engineering Technology 1,357
Engineering-Related Technologies 840
Mining & Petroleum Technology 705
Nuclear Engineering Technology 388
Nanotechnology 123

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 220,337
Engineering 200,684
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 162,961
Physical Sciences 53,556
Mathematics & Statistics 49,748

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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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