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Associate’s Degree in General Engineering

4,685 Yearly Graduations
$10,000 Median Debt
16% Women
There are 382 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in engineering. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.8% of engineering graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Engineering Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,685 earned their associate's degree in engineering. This earns it the #30 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in engineering at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 4,685
Master’s Degree 2,939
Bachelor’s Degree 2,900
Doctor’s Degree 430
Undergraduate Certificate 382
Basic Certificate 323
Graduate Certificate 80

Earnings of Engineering Majors With Associate’s Degree

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

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in engineering is $10,000. 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, $11,736 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,442.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $104.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degree in engineering. About 83.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,921
Women 764
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Engineering

The racial-ethnic distribution of engineering associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 428
Black or African American 347
Hispanic or Latino 951
White 2,344
International Students 273
Other Races/Ethnicities 342
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Associate's Degree Students

There are 382 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in engineering. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
188 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for engineering students seekingan associate's degree is Northern Virginia Community College. Each year, around 51,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 188 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Northern Virginia Community College. About 15% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
135 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wake Technical Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Wake Technical Community College. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#3

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
122 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Montgomery College. Each year, around 22,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The engineering program at Montgomery College awarded 122 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#4

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa, Oklahoma
98 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Roughly 16,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Tulsa Community College. About 11% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
95 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Texas College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Roughly 31,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 people received their associate's degree in engineering from South Texas College. About 19% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
95 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Tidewater Community College. Each year, around 22,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Tidewater Community College. About 18% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

79 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Austin Community College District comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Roughly 40,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Austin Community College District. Of these students, 19% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
71 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Of these students, 23% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
68 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Union County College. Roughly 9,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Union County College. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#10

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
64 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 18,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Sinclair Community College. Of these students, 16% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
60 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Coast College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 22,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Orange Coast College. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#12

Monroe Community College

Rochester, New York
56 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Monroe Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Monroe Community College. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

54 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Roughly 26,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 people received their associate's degree in engineering from BMCC. About 15% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, Michigan
48 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Schoolcraft College. Roughly 10,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Schoolcraft College. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#15

Henry Ford College

Dearborn, Michigan
47 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Henry Ford College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 12,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Henry Ford College. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

46 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is J Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Roughly 9,300 attend the school each year. The engineering program at J Sargeant Reynolds Community College awarded 46 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#17

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
45 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 26,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The engineering program at College of DuPage awarded 45 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 13% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Itasca Community College

Grand Rapids, Minnesota
42 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Itasca Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Itasca Community College. Of these students, 12% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga, Tennessee
42 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Chattanooga State Community College. Roughly 8,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Chattanooga State Community College. Of these students, 14% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
40 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jacinto Community College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Roughly 30,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at San Jacinto College. Of these students, 12% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to engineering that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Engineering Science 464
Mechanical Engineering 380
Electrical Engineering 297
Robotics Engineering 134
Civil Engineering 119

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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