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The 16 Best Automotive Technology Colleges in the U.S.

The 16 Best Automotive Technology Colleges in the U.S.

As a drivers ed provider that seeks to make learning how to drive both engaging and rewarding, we often hear from students how much they love our courses. In fact, some of our students actually tell us that they feel sad when they graduate from Aceable — imagine that! Even after you’ve completed drivers education, however, learning about cars and how they operate doesn’t have to end. There are educational opportunities abound in the automotive field — all the way up to the college level!

If you loved learning about motor vehicle maintenance or car mechanics in our courses, then you just might be interested in a college degree in automotive technology. Below, we’ve listed our picks for the best colleges and universities for automotive technology studies in the United States. Thinking about pursuing a career in the automotive industry? Take a look at these top schools. 

Walla Walla University

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Location: College Place, Washington

US News & World Report Rankings: Regional Colleges West (#52), Engineering Programs – No Doctorate (#177)

Number of Undergraduates: 1,656

Tuition & Fees: $26,382 (2015-2016)

Bachelor’s Degrees: Automotive Technology, Automotive Management

Associate’s Degrees: Automotive Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology

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photo credit: Facebook.com/PennCollege

Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania

US News & World Report Rankings: Regional Colleges North (#13), Top Public Schools – Regional Colleges North (#7)

Number of Students: 5,514

Tuition & Fees: $15,810 (in-state for 2015-2016), $22,470 (out-of-state for 2015-2016)

Bachelor’s Degree: Automotive Technology Management

Associate’s Degrees: Automotive Service Sales & Marketing, Automotive Technology

Vermont Technical College

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Location: Randolph Center, Vermont

US News & World Report Rankings: Regional Colleges North (#15)

Number of Undergraduates: 1,559

Tuition & Fees: $13,490 (in-state for 2015-2016), $24,866 (out-of-state for 2015-2016)

Associate’s Degrees: Automotive Technology, Diesel Power Technology

Morrisville State College

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photo credit: Facebook.com/MorrisStateCollege

Location: Morrisville, New York

US News & World Report Rankings: Regional Colleges North (#15)

Number of Undergraduates: 2,940

Tuition & Fees: $7,970 (in-state for 2015-2016), $18,020 (out-of-state for 2015-2016)

Bachelor’s Degrees: Automotive Management, Automotive Technology

Associate’s Degrees: Auto Body Technology, Automotive Technology

Lewis-Clark State College

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photo credit: Facebook.com/LewisClarkState

Location: Lewiston, Idaho

US News & World Report Rankings: Regional Colleges West (#23)

Number of Undergraduates: 3,633

Tuition & Fees: $7,224 (in-state for 2015-2016), $18,224 (out-of-state for 2015-2016)

Bachelor’s Degrees: Auto Mechanics Technology, Collision Repair Technology, Diesel Technology

Associate’s Degree:  Auto Mechanics Technology, Collision Repair Technology, Diesel Technology

University of Arkansas — Fort Smith

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photo credit: Facebook.com/UAFortSmith

Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas

US News & World Report Rankings: Regional Colleges South (#56)

Tuition & Fees: $5,062 (in-state for 2015-2016), $11,302 (out-of-state for 2015-2016)

Number of Undergraduates: 6,714

Associate’s Degree: Automotive Technology

Southern Adventist University

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Location: Collegedale, Tennessee

US News & World Report Rankings: Regional Universities South (#69)

Number of Undergraduates: 2,673

Tuition & Fees: $20,650 (2015-2016)

Bachelor’s Degrees: Auto Service Management, Business Administration and Auto Service

Associate’s Degrees: Auto Service, Business Administration and Auto Service

McPherson College

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photo credit: Facebook.com/McPhersonCollege

Location: McPherson, Kansas

US News & World Report Rankings: Regional Colleges Midwest (#38)

Number of Undergraduates: 647

Tuition & Fees: $25,236 (2015-2016)

Bachelor’s Degree: Automotive Restoration

Weber State University

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photo credit: Facebook.com/WeberState

Location: Odgen, Utah

US News & World Report Rankings: Regional Universities West (#76)

Number of Undergraduates: 25,318

Tuition & Fees: $5,321 (in-state for 2015-2016), $14,235 (out-of-state for 2015-2016)

Bachelor’s Degree: Automotive Technology

Associate’s Degrees: General Motors ASEP, Independent Shop ATEP, Heavy Duty Truck

Pittsburg State University

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photo credit: Facebook.com/PittState

Location: Pittsburg, Kansas

US News & World Report Rankings: Regional Colleges Midwest (#94)

Number of Undergraduates: 6,093

Tuition & Fees: $6,508 (in-state for 2015-2016), $16,978 (out-of-state for 2015-2016)

Bachelor’s Degrees: Automotive Power Mechanics, Automotive Technology

Associate’s Degree: Automotive Service Technology

New England Institute of Technology

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photo credit: Facebook.com/NewEnglandTech

Location: East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Number of Undergraduates: 2,813

Tuition & Fees: $23,031 (2015-2016)

Bachelor’s Degree: Automotive Service Management

Associate’s Degrees: Automotive Technology, Auto Body, Automotive Collision Repair Technology, Automotive Technology With High Performance

University of Northwestern Ohio

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photo credit: Facebook.com/UNOH.edu

Location: Lima, Ohio

Number of Students: 3,906

Tuition & Fees: $9,930 (2015-2016)

Bachelor’s Degree: Automotive Technology Supervision

Associate’s Degrees: Automotive Technology, Automotive – Diesel Technology, Automotive – High Performance Technology

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

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photo credit: John Phelan/Wikipedia.org

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Number of Undergraduates: 596

Tuition & Fees: $16,950 (2015-2016)

Bachelor’s Degree: Automotive Management

Associate’s Degree: Automotive Technology

South Texas College

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Location: McAllen, Texas

Number of Undergraduates: 34,371

Tuition & Fees: $3,770 (in-state for 2015-2016), $4,440 (out-of-state for 2015-2016)

Associate’s Degrees: Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology

Stark State College

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photo credit: StarkState.SWE.org

Location: North Canton, Ohio

Number of Students: 15,500

Tuition & Fees: $3,686 (in-state for 2015-2016), $6,794 (out-of-state for 2015-2016)

Associate’s Degree: Automotive Technology

Jackson College

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Location: Jackson, Michigan

Number of Undergraduates: 5,440

Tuition & Fees: $5,040 (in-state for 2015-2016), $6,912 (out-of-state for 2015-2016)

Associate’s Degree: Automotive Service Technology

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