M State's Automotive program No. 4 on college guide's national 'Best' list

March 27, 2019

M State's Automotive Service Technology program has been ranked No. 4 of the best in the nation by the Washington Monthly college guide in its 2018 “Best and Worst” ranking of 12 college vocational programs.

M State earned one of the top automotive rankings based on the $34,427 median annual earnings of its Automotive Service graduates three years after graduation. The guide also includes information about: annual debt payments as a percent of earnings (3.88 percent at M State), annual debt payments ($1,446 at M State) and estimated total debt ($11,298 at M State).

All the top-ranked colleges also meet the gainful employment rule, which holds career programs accountable for producing graduates who earn so little that they cannot pay back their education loans.

M State offers both a 72-credit degree and a 66-credit diploma in Automotive Service Technology. The program is based on M State’s Moorhead campus, where students get hands-on training in the newly renovated and state-of-the-art Transportation Center.

For Washington Monthly’s complete 2018 College Rankings, visit https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/washingtonmonthly/20180910/index.php#/1.