The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for an automotive mechanics degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 7,667 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

9% below average compared to other degrees

$ 17,991 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

10% below average compared to other degrees

$ 20,610 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

36% below average compared to other degrees

What do automotive mechanics graduates earn?

Automotive mechanics students make an average of $67,585 per year after graduation. This is 1% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 67,585 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 59% of degrees

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% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular automotive mechanics schools in the US

There are 18 schools in the US that offer a automotive mechanics degree. The automotive mechanics schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are CUNY New York City College of Technology, Utah State University and Ferris State University. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in automotive mechanics per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
CUNY New York City College of Technology$6,920
Utah State University$7,870
Ferris State University$11,628
Brigham Young University-Idaho$4,018
Colorado Mesa University$8,374
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi$8,120
Northern Michigan University$10,240
Southwest Tennessee Community College$4,155
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred$8,327
Arkansas Tech University$7,104

Top US schools for an automotive mechanics degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering automotive mechanics degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES33%$null
Hillyard Technical Center48%$null
Washburn Institute of Technology50%$6,912
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi62%$8,120
Vermont Technical College63%$14,690
Siena Heights University67%$25,932
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred68%$8,327
Moore Norman Technology Center68%$null
SUNY Morrisville72%$8,249
Kirksville Area Technical Center73%$null

Cheapest US schools for an automotive mechanics degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an automotive mechanics degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
American River College$1,104
Barstow Community College$1,104
Cosumnes River College$1,104
San Joaquin Delta College$1,104
Copper Mountain Community College$1,112
Antelope Valley College$1,124
Yuba College$1,124
Victor Valley College$1,126
Lassen Community College$1,127
Chabot College$1,138

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