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On-Campus and Online Associate’s Degree Programs

An associate's degree is the first degree in the hierarchy of academic degrees awarded by colleges and universities. Because they take about two years to earn, they are often called 2-year degrees. Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) programs include general education classes, because most AA degrees and AS degrees are designed to allow you to continue your education at the bachelor’s level. Associate of Applied Science (AAS) programs typically include little general education coursework, as they are intended to prepare you to enter a profession. Request more information about associate's degrees from the schools listed below!

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University of Maryland- Eastern ShoreUndergraduate
Princess Anne, MD

University of Maryland- University CollegeUndergraduate
Adelphi, MD

University of Massachusetts- AmherstUndergraduate
Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts- BostonUndergraduate
Boston, MA

University of Massachusetts- DartmouthUndergraduate
North Dartmouth, MA

University of Massachusetts- LowellUndergraduate
Lowell, MA

University of Massachusetts--DartmouthOnline

University of MemphisUndergraduate
Memphis, TN

University of MiamiUndergraduate
Coral Gables, FL

University of Michigan- Ann ArborUndergraduate
Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan- DearbornUndergraduate
Dearborn, MI

University of Michigan- FlintUndergraduate
Flint, MI

University of Michigan--FlintOnline

University of Minnesota- CrookstonUndergraduate
Crookston, MN

University of Minnesota- DuluthUndergraduate
Duluth, MN

University of Minnesota- MorrisUndergraduate
Morris, MN

University of Minnesota- Twin CitiesUndergraduate
Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota--CrookstonOnline

University of Minnesota--Twin CitiesOnline

University of MississippiUndergraduate
University, MS

University of MissouriUndergraduate
Columbia, MO

University of MissouriOnline

University of MissouriGraduate
Columbia, MO

University of Missouri- Kansas CityUndergraduate
Kansas City, MO

University of Missouri- St. LouisUndergraduate
St. Louis, MO

University of Missouri--Kansas CityOnline

University of Missouri--St. LouisOnline

University of MobileUndergraduate
Mobile, AL

University of MontanaUndergraduate
Missoula, MT

University of Montana- WesternUndergraduate
Dillon, MT

University of MontevalloUndergraduate
Montevallo, AL

University of Mount UnionUndergraduate
Alliance, OH

University of Nebraska Medical CenterUndergraduate
Omaha, NE

University of Nebraska- KearneyUndergraduate
Kearney, NE

University of Nebraska- LincolnUndergraduate
Lincoln, NE

University of Nebraska- OmahaUndergraduate
Omaha, NE

University of Nebraska--LincolnOnline

University of Nebraska--OmahaOnline

University of Nevada- Las VegasUndergraduate
Las Vegas, NV

University of Nevada- RenoUndergraduate
Reno, NV

University of New EnglandUndergraduate
Biddeford, ME

University of New HampshireUndergraduate
Durham, NH

University of New HavenUndergraduate
West Haven, CT

University of New MexicoUndergraduate
Albuquerque, NM

University of New OrleansUndergraduate
New Orleans, LA

University of North AlabamaUndergraduate
Florence, AL

University of North Carolina School of the ArtsUndergraduate
Winston-Salem, NC

University of North Carolina- AshevilleUndergraduate
Asheville, NC

University of North Carolina- Chapel HillUndergraduate
Chapel Hill, NC

University of North Carolina- CharlotteUndergraduate
Charlotte, NC

Job Outlook for AA Degrees, AS Degrees and Other Associate’s Degrees

Some on-campus and online associate’s degree programs are geared toward students who want to transfer to a four-year school and earn a bachelor’s degree. Others are designed to teach you the skills and knowledge you need to enter the workforce right after graduation. Nursing, law enforcement and paralegal work are just a few of the professions a 2-year degree can prepare you for. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that in 2012, associate’s degree holders had a median weekly income of $785 and an unemployment rate of 6.2%. This is significantly better than the statistics for workers with only a high school diploma, who earned an average of $652 per week and saw unemployment of 8.3%.

In-Demand 2-Year Degrees

Some associate’s degrees are in especially high demand and can help you start a secure, well-paying occupation. There are several top healthcare careers you can enter with an associate’s degree, as well as 2-year degree jobs in other fields that can bring a high salary. Some of the most in-demand associate’s degree programs include:

  • Online associate’s degrees in nursing
  • Online associate’s degrees in business
  • Online associate’s degrees in criminal justice
  • Paralegal associate’s degrees
  • Information technology associate’s degrees