Universal Technical Institute
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Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI) is a for-profit nationwide provider of technical education training for students seeking careers in entry level automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.
Through a campus-based school system, the school offers specialized technical education programs under the banner of several brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI).
The 2012 Harkin Commission noted that: "Compared to public colleges offering the same programs, the price of tuition is significantly higher at UTI....The same Certificate costs almost 20 times more at UTI than it does at the public college." UTI's default rate, however, was relatively low for a for-profit college, fluctuating from 12% to 16%.
- Avondale, Arizona
- Dallas, Texas
- Exton, Pennsylvania
- Glendale Heights, Illinois
- Houston, Texas
- Mooresville, North Carolina
- Norwood, Massachusetts
- Orlando, Florida
- Rancho Cucamonga, California
- Sacramento, California
- Exton, PA
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
Founded in 1965, Universal Technical Institute provides technical training for students seeking careers in the automotive, diesel, motorcycle, marine and collision repair industries. UTI has direct relationships with approximately 30 OEM manufacturers, such as Ford, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Cummins, and Harley-Davidson.
Offered courses include:
Automotive Technology - A 51-week automotive technology training program as well as Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) from partners like - BMW of North America, International Truck and Engine Corporation, Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Nissan USA and Volvo Cars of North America, Inc.
Diesel/Industrial Technology - A 45-week course focused on teaching students toservice Class 3-8 diesel truck, including air brakes, fuel systems and power trains and advanced diagnostic systems. Course work indcludes transport refrigeration and hydraulic applications. UTI Partners with manufacturers such as - Freightliner, International, Detroit Diesel, Cummins, and Caterpillar.
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology - A 51-week course based on the “I-CAR Enhanced Delivery” industry standard and is ASE/NATEF Master certified in five industry standard areas of auto body repair.
NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI)
NASCAR Technical Institute is located in Mooresville, North Carolina - at the heart of racing country. The school provides course work in engine construction, electrical, fuel and lubrication systems, drive trains, body and chassis fabrication and racing theory principles. Students learn the history and rules and regulations of NASCAR, as well as a Pit Crew training program.
Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI)
The school provides course work in marine technology with a focus on manufacturer-specific training for Volvo Penta, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki Outboard, Mercury Marine and other major marine manufacturers.
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI)
Lawsuits and Investigations
In 2011, a former employee filed a lawsuit accusing UTI of violating Title IV regulations that bar incentive compensation for admissions representatives. UTI settled out of court with the employee.
UTI has been under investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General for allegedly submitting false claims "to the Commonwealth relating to student loans, guarantees and grants provided to students at our Norwood, Massachusetts campus." 
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