Nation’s Best Mechanic Degree Programs Ranked by

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Top 100 Mechanic Education Programs Highlighted for Academic Excellence, Overall Value

Colleges with the Best Mechanic Degree Programs in the nation have been ranked for 2016-2017 by the Community for Accredited Online Schools ( As a leading higher education information and resource provider, the site analyzed data from thousands of colleges across the U.S. to determine the list of top 50 two-year schools and top 50 four-year schools. Highest marks came in for Idaho State University, Montana State University Northern, South Seattle College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology and Midland College among four-year schools; Western Wyoming Community College, Texas State Technical College Waco, Sinclair College, Hinds Community College and Augusta Technical College among two-year schools.

“The field of automotive service is growing on pace with the national average,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools on this list are offering excellent education programs for up-and-coming service technicians and mechanics, and are also committed to connecting students with job opportunities after graduation.”

Colleges must meet several specific requirements to qualify for the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ Best Mechanic Programs list. Each must carry regional accreditation and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Schools are also required to provide career placement or assistance to give students a head start after graduation. More than a dozen additional statistics and data points are compared for each qualifying institution to determine rank on the list, including financial aid offerings, student-teacher ratios and graduation rates.

A complete list of schools honored for having the Best Mechanic Programs is included below. For details on the data and methodology used, as well as a complete list of rankings visit:

The Best Mechanic Programs at two-year schools for 2016-2017:
Arkansas State University - Beebe
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Ashland Community and Technical College
Athens Technical College
Atlanta Technical College
Augusta Technical College
Beaufort County Community College
Blue Ridge Community College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Cape Fear Community College
Casper College
Central Community College
Central Georgia Technical College
Central Piedmont Community College
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Columbus State Community College
Dodge City Community College
East Mississippi Community College
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus
Fox Valley Technical College
Gadsden State Community College
Gateway Community and Technical College
Guilford Technical Community College
H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Hinds Community College
JF Drake State Community and Technical College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Kirtland Community College
Lawson State Community College - Birmingham
Maysville Community and Technical College
Metropolitan Community College
North Dakota State College of Science
North Georgia Technical College
Northshore Technical Community College
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Rend Lake College
San Juan College
Sinclair College
Somerset Community College
South Georgia Technical College
Spokane Community College
Texas State Technical College - Waco
Wake Technical Community College
Washington County Community College
Wayne Community College
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Western Nebraska Community College
Western Wyoming Community College
Wilkes Community College

The Best Mechanic Programs at four-year schools for 2016-2017:

Arkansas Tech University
Baker College of Auburn Hills
Baker College of Flint
Baker College of Port Huron
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Bismarck State College
Brigham Young University - Idaho
Broward College
College of Southern Nevada
Daytona State College
Dixie State University
Farmingdale State College
Ferris State University
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Idaho State University
Indian River State College
Jackson College
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Lewis-Clark State College
Midland College
Montana State University-Billings
Montana State University-Northern
Morrisville State College
New England Institute of Technology
Northern Michigan University
Palm Beach State College
Peninsula College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pittsburg State University
Ranken Technical College
Santa Fe College
Seattle Community College - South Campus
Seminole State College of Florida
Siena Heights University
Snow College
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alaska Southeast
University of Arkansas at Monticello
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
University of Central Missouri
University of Hawaii Maui College
University of Northwestern Ohio
Utah Valley University
Vermont Technical College
Vincennes University
Washburn University
Weber State University


About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools ( was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.

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