American Auto Institute

Overview of American Auto Institute

The campus of American Auto Institute is in Cerritos, CA, which is a small city. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Degrees at American Auto Institute include, at the school's highest level, the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in mechanics and repair.

American Auto Institute Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes American Auto Institute an attractive choice for many applicants.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 70 students enrolled (87 full-time equivalent). American Auto Institute has a large minority student population. A very high share of students at the school are male.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting American Auto Institute

American Auto Institute
17522 Studebaker Rd
Cerritos , CA 90703
General Phone: (562) 403-2660

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American Auto Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair63automobile mechanics, vehicle emissions tech, vehicle maintenance

Number of programs and degrees for American Auto Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year633

American Auto Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, American Auto Institute had a total enrollment of 70 students (87 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 18%
Black 13%
Hispanic 55%
Asian 13%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 4%
20-21 13%
22-24 31%
25-29 24%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


American Auto Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 76%

American Auto Institute Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Cerritos, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

American Auto Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,075
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,075
Books and supplies $ 600

Financial Aid:
American Auto Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3969600)

American Auto Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Vehicle Emissions Inspection/Maintenance Technology/Technician
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

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American Auto Institute Highlights

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What Sets American Auto Institute Apart:

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Top 12%American Auto Institute Minority % of student body

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