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Associate’s Degrees in Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance

1,599 Yearly Graduations
$40,100 Median Salary
$12,000 Median Debt
An associate's degree in equipment maintenance is offered at 175 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.1% of equipment maintenance graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Equipment Maintenance Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,599 earned their associate's degree in equipment maintenance. This makes it the 66th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 4,304
Undergraduate Certificate 2,963
Associate’s Degree 1,599
Bachelor’s Degree 23

Earnings of Equipment Maintenance Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in equipment maintenance is $40,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $34,950 to a high of $45,850.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in equipment maintenance is $12,000. 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, $16,130 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,536.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $125.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in equipment maintenance. About 94.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,505
Women 94
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Equipment Maintenance

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 16
Black or African American 113
Hispanic or Latino 101
White 1,279
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 88
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Equipment Maintenance Associate's Degree Students

There are 175 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in equipment maintenance. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

82 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bluegrass Community and Technical College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for equipment maintenance majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The equipment maintenance program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College awarded 82 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 7% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

54 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for equipment maintenance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. The equipment maintenance program at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College awarded 54 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 2% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

49 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gadsden State Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in equipment maintenance. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 associate's degrees were handed out to equipment maintenance majors at GSCC. Of these students, 8% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

MIAT College of Technology

Canton, Michigan
47 Yearly Graduations
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

MIAT College of Technology is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in equipment maintenance. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their associate's degree in equipment maintenance from MIAT College of Technology.

43 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in equipment maintenance. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their associate's degree in equipment maintenance from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. About 7% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, Missouri
35 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ranken Technical College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in equipment maintenance. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 associate's degrees were handed out to equipment maintenance majors at Ranken Technical College. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

#6

Western Technical College

La Crosse, Wisconsin
35 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for equipment maintenance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Western Technical College. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 associate's degrees were handed out to equipment maintenance majors at Western Technical College. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

35 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for equipment maintenance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Owensboro Community and Technical College. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The equipment maintenance program at Owensboro Community and Technical College awarded 35 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

35 Yearly Graduations
3% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for equipment maintenance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is State Technical College of Missouri. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their associate's degree in equipment maintenance from STC.

33 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Northwestern Technical College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in equipment maintenance. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 associate's degrees were handed out to equipment maintenance majors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. About 6% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
33 Yearly Graduations
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for equipment maintenance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is University of Arkansas at Monticello. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,779 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,631 per year.

The equipment maintenance program at University of Arkansas at Monticello awarded 33 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Mississippi
32 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeast Mississippi Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in equipment maintenance. Roughly 3,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 associate's degrees were handed out to equipment maintenance majors at Northeast Mississippi Community College. About 3% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
31 Yearly Graduations
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for equipment maintenance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Pennsylvania College of Technology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,670 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,670 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their associate's degree in equipment maintenance from Penn College.

#13

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina
31 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

York Technical College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in equipment maintenance. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 associate's degrees were handed out to equipment maintenance majors at York Technical College. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#15

San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton, California
30 Yearly Graduations
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Delta College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in equipment maintenance. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 associate's degrees were handed out to equipment maintenance majors at Delta.

#16

Somerset Community College

Somerset, Kentucky
29 Yearly Graduations
7% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for equipment maintenance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Somerset Community College. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 associate's degrees were handed out to equipment maintenance majors at SCC.

#17

Rend Lake College

Ina, Illinois
27 Yearly Graduations
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for equipment maintenance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Rend Lake College. The equipment maintenance program at Rend Lake College awarded 27 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
26 Yearly Graduations
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ferris State University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in equipment maintenance. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,376 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,608 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 associate's degrees were handed out to equipment maintenance majors at Ferris.

#18

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, Mississippi
26 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for equipment maintenance majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Itawamba Community College. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 associate's degrees were handed out to equipment maintenance majors at ICC. About 4% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

24 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maysville Community and Technical College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in equipment maintenance. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their associate's degree in equipment maintenance from Maysville Community and Technical College. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to equipment maintenance that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 14,505
Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling 2,045
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 1,809
Precision Systems Maintenance 825
Other Mechanic Technologies 742

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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