What is an Associate's Degree?

An Associate’s Degree is typically a two year post-secondary degree program.  During this period, the student will complete basic educational requirements and begin coursework related to the field of their chosen field.

This type of degree is designed to provide students with general academic knowledge.  It prepares the student to posses transferable skills necessary to gain employment or paves the road to further study in their area of study.

Employment Opportunities

There are more than 6 million jobs available to individuals who have earned an associate’s degree.

Undergraduate Diploma

There are three types of Associate’s Degrees:

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The primary difference between these degrees is simply the course requirements.

What is the cost of an Associate's Degree?

The average cost of an Associate's Degree is approximately $3,500 per year.

The average Associate's Degree salary is approximately $41,000 .