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Schools Offering Automotive Repair Programs in Texas

Around 0.8% of Texas's graduates graduate from automotive repair certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 4,526 automotive mechanics graduate from Texas' 55 automotive schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a automotive program is School of Automotive Machinists, which is located in Houston. In 2010, it was ranked 56th nationwide. In 2010, School of Automotive Machinists graduated 87 students from its automotive program.

The second-ranked school in Texas with a automotive program is Western Technical College, which is located in El Paso. In 2010, it was ranked 65th nationwide. In 2010, Western Technical College graduated 119 students from its automotive program.

The third-ranked school in Texas with a automotive program is ATI Technical Training Center, which is located in Dallas. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, 244 students graduated from ATI Technical Training Center automotive program. The tuition rate at ATI Technical Training Center was $0 per year.


Tuition at Texas' automotive schools ranges from $19,341 per year to $1,086 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,221 per year. The Texas automotive schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Lincoln College of Technology - located in Grand Prairie, students are charged $19,341 per year
  2. Southwest Career College - located in El Paso, students are charged $12,500 per year
  3. Texas State Technical College Harlingen - located in Harlingen, students are charged $5,205 per year

The automotive schools in Texas that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year
  2. Grayson County College - located in Denison, students are charged $1,128 per year
  3. Kilgore College - located in Kilgore, students are charged $1,176 per year

An automotive certificate from a Texas school... what next?

A large number of Texas automotive graduates become automotive mechanics. In 2010, there were 43,270 automotive mechanics working in Texas. The following counties have the largest number of Texas automotive mechanics:

  1. Austin County - 9,720 automotive mechanics
  2. Collin County - 7,270 automotive mechanics
  3. Johnson County - 4,090 automotive mechanics

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 62,620 automotive mechanics will be working in Texas state. This would require the number of automotive mechanics to grow by 12%.


An automotive mechanic in Texas earns $37,390 per year on average. But, salaries for automotive mechanics can vary. In 2010, automotive mechanics made as little as less than $16,220 per year or as much as more than $73,300 per year in Texas. An automotive mechanic in the following Texas counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Cooke County - $41,870 per year
  2. Bastrop County - $41,460 per year
  3. Ector County - $41,110 per year

On average, automotive mechanics earns the least in the following Texas counties:

  1. El Paso County - $29,640 per year
  2. Webb County - $30,200 per year
  3. Hidalgo County - $30,290 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in automotive repair in Texas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as automotive or plumbing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Automotive Repair in Texas
  • Certificate in Automotive Repair in Texas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,736 miles from location South Texas Vocational Technical Institute San Antonio TX n/a n/a n/a
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,553 miles from location Lone Star College System Spring TX 14.626 n/a 46,504
6,651 miles from location Tarrant County College District Fort Worth TX 13.2456 n/a 44,355
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
7,184 miles from location El Paso Community College El Paso TX 12.5365 n/a 28,168
6,532 miles from location San Jacinto Community College Pasadena TX 12.8421 n/a 27,011
6,737 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
6,684 miles from location Central Texas College Killeen TX 16.1488 n/a 24,133
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,612 miles from location Eastfield College Mesquite TX 8.70719 n/a 11,944
6,622 miles from location Brookhaven College Dallas TX 9.46366 n/a 11,814
6,893 miles from location Amarillo College Amarillo TX 10.9218 n/a 11,289
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,734 miles from location St. Philip's College San Antonio TX 8.72207 n/a 11,008
6,936 miles from location South Plains College Levelland TX 9.63264 n/a 10,011
6,808 miles from location Laredo Community College Laredo TX 16.3512 n/a 9,361
6,568 miles from location Trinity Valley Community College Athens TX 17.4138 n/a 7,012
6,642 miles from location Texas State Technical College Waco Waco TX 16.0745 n/a 6,816
6,524 miles from location Lee College Baytown TX 12.8813 n/a 6,658
6,592 miles from location Wharton County Junior College Wharton TX 16.0959 n/a 6,622
6,509 miles from location Kilgore College Kilgore TX 15.7866 n/a 6,375
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,701 miles from location Texas State Technical College Harlingen Harlingen TX 16.937 n/a 5,988
6,619 miles from location Cedar Valley College Lancaster TX 9.01299 n/a 5,886
6,812 miles from location Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde TX 14.1379 n/a 5,767
6,504 miles from location Angelina College Lufkin TX 14.5469 n/a 5,422
6,541 miles from location Alvin Community College Alvin TX 10.3642 n/a 5,240
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,460 miles from location Texarkana College Texarkana TX 13.8651 n/a 5,018
6,606 miles from location Grayson County College Denison TX 16.3434 n/a 4,856
6,640 miles from location Hill College Hillsboro TX 12.9093 n/a 4,294
6,935 miles from location Cisco College Cisco TX 12.0718 n/a 4,260
6,697 miles from location Coastal Bend College Beeville TX 12.7344 n/a 4,196
6,552 miles from location Brazosport College Lake Jackson TX 13.0717 n/a 3,908
6,549 miles from location Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc Houston TX 5.3917 n/a 3,479
6,757 miles from location Vernon College Vernon TX 16.5378 n/a 3,163
6,469 miles from location Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont TX 11.9688 n/a 3,154
6,508 miles from location Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant TX 16.0092 n/a 2,920
6,646 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-North Richland Hills North Richland Hills TX 26.4697 91% 2,225
6,465 miles from location Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur TX 8.75269 n/a 2,208
6,635 miles from location Lincoln College of Technology Grand Prairie TX 18.6205 n/a 2,018
6,831 miles from location Texas State Technical College-West Texas Sweetwater TX 17.7113 n/a 1,689
6,622 miles from location ATI Technical Training Center Dallas TX 30.4913 n/a 1,005
6,478 miles from location Texas State Technical College-Marshall Marshall TX 15.6262 n/a 963
7,182 miles from location Western Technical College El Paso TX 35.1685 100% 958
6,680 miles from location South Texas Vocational Technical Institute Corpus Christi TX n/a n/a 838
7,186 miles from location Southwest Career College El Paso TX 28.6479 n/a 650
6,646 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Waco Waco TX n/a n/a 483
6,612 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Garland Garland TX 24.0617 n/a 284
6,687 miles from location Capitol City Trade and Technical School Austin TX 23.7707 n/a 215
6,897 miles from location Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Big Spring TX 15.0122 n/a 119
6,539 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Houston Houston TX n/a n/a 106
6,553 miles from location School of Automotive Machinists Houston TX 44.1511 100% 96

Curious what studying Automotive gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics + 43,270 $37,390 1.0%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists + 18,860 $38,930 2.1%

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