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Associate’s Degree in General Engineering

4,807 Yearly Graduations
$10,000 Median Debt
17% Women
There are 370 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in engineering. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 39% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.1% of engineering graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Engineering Majors

In 2017-2018, 4,807 associate's degree were awarded to engineering majors. This earns it the #25 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 4,807
Bachelor’s Degree 2,756
Master’s Degree 2,732
Doctor’s Degree 443
Undergraduate Certificate 242
Basic Certificate 159
Graduate Certificate 106

Earnings of Engineering Majors With Associate’s Degree

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for engineering majors with their associate's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in engineering is $10,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

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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The median monthly payment of a engineering graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $104.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degree in engineering. About 83.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,005
Women 802
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 452
Black or African American 317
Hispanic or Latino 937
White 2,463
International Students 291
Other Races/Ethnicities 347
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Associate's Degree Students

There are 370 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in engineering. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
173 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Virginia Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 51,100 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 173 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Northern Virginia Community College. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#2

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
119 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wake Technical Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 119 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Wake Technical Community College. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

#3

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
113 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 8,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 113 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#4

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
108 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montgomery College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Roughly 22,800 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 108 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Montgomery College - Rockville. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#4

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
108 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Union County College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 9,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The engineering program at Union County College awarded 108 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 22% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
96 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Coast College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Roughly 22,100 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 96 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Orange Coast College. Of these students, 22% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
86 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tidewater Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 86 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Tidewater Community College. About 21% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
85 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
98% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Texas College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 31,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 85 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at South Texas College. About 25% of this group were women, and 98% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa, Oklahoma
82 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 16,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 82 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Tulsa Community College. Of these students, 10% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
69 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Roughly 18,400 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 69 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Sinclair Community College. Of these students, 20% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

66 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Austin Community College District comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 40,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The engineering program at Austin Community College District awarded 66 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 23% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

64 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. Each year, around 26,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 64 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at BMCC. About 28% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

60 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Hudson Valley Community College. Each year, around 11,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 60 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Hudson Valley Community College. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#14

Itasca Community College

Grand Rapids, Minnesota
56 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Itasca Community College. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. The engineering program at Itasca Community College awarded 56 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 11% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, Texas
55 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwest Vista College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 16,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 55 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Northwest Vista College. Of these students, 11% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
50 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Oklahoma City Community College. Each year, around 12,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 50 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at OCCC. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#16

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
50 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is College of DuPage. Roughly 26,100 attend the school each year. The engineering program at College of DuPage awarded 50 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#16

Monroe Community College

Rochester, New York
50 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Monroe Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in engineering. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 50 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Monroe Community College. Of these students, 18% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

San Antonio College

San Antonio, Texas
49 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Antonio College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in engineering. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 49 associate's degree were handed out to engineering majors at San Antonio College. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#20

Henry Ford College

Dearborn, Michigan
48 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Henry Ford College. Roughly 12,700 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 48 people received their associate's degree in engineering from Henry Ford College. About 25% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Engineering Science 471
Mechanical Engineering 322
Electrical Engineering 303
Civil Engineering 127
Computer Engineering 98

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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