Machine Shop Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
2,373
declining 20.8%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$3,680
growing 2.34%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$14,952
growing 1.96%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Machine Shop Technology degree recipients are Indianapolis city (balance), IN, Owensboro, KY, and Lexington-Fayette, KY. The locations with a relatively high number of Machine Shop Technology degree recipients are Alexander City, AL, Immokalee, FL, and Colton, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Machine Shop Technology is a 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate.

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Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Machine Shop Technology and the types of students that study this field. Ivy Tech Community College awards the most degrees in Machine Shop Technology in the US, but Central Alabama Community College and Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Machine Shop Technology.

Tuition costs for Machine Shop Technology majors are, on average, $3,680 for in-state public colleges, and $14,952 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Machine Shop Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (123 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (1,996 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Machine Shop Technology, is Public, 2-year (1,996 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,680
Median In-State Public
$14,952
Median Out of State Private

Ivy Tech Community College has the most Machine Shop Technology degree recipients, with 156 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Machine Shop Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Central Alabama Community College has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Machine Shop Technology, with 13.3%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Machine Shop Technology

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Machine Shop Technology by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Machine Shop Technology.

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geosearchDiversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Precision Production in the United States.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Precision Production degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Precision Production (1,937 students).

Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Machine Shop Technology are 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, Associates Degree, and 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (93.8%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,937 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    157 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    92 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Machine Shop Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    334 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    46 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    15 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Machine Shop Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Machine Shop Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Machine Shop Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Machine Shop Technology majors need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Machine Shop Technology majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Installation is very distinctive for majors, but the Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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