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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 North Carolina- GreensboroUndergraduate
Greensboro, NC

University of North Carolina- PembrokeUndergraduate
Pembroke, NC

University of North Carolina- WilmingtonUndergraduate
Wilmington, NC

University of North DakotaUndergraduate
Grand Forks, ND

University of North DakotaOnline

University of North FloridaUndergraduate
Jacksonville, FL

University of North GeorgiaUndergraduate
Dahlonega, GA

University of North TexasUndergraduate
Denton, TX

University of Northern ColoradoUndergraduate
Greeley, CO

University of Northern ColoradoOnline

University of Northern IowaUndergraduate
Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northwestern- St. PaulUndergraduate
St. Paul, MN

University of Notre DameUndergraduate
Notre Dame, IN

University of OklahomaUndergraduate
Norman, OK

University of OregonUndergraduate
Eugene, OR

University of OregonGraduate
Eugene, OR

University of PennsylvaniaUndergraduate
Philadelphia, PA

University of PikevilleUndergraduate
Pikeville, KY

University of PittsburghUndergraduate
Pittsburgh, PA

University of PittsburghGraduate
Pittsburgh, PA

University of PortlandUndergraduate
Portland, OR

University of Puerto Rico- BayamonUndergraduate
Bayamon, PR

University of Puerto Rico- HumacaoUndergraduate
Humacao, PR

University of Puerto Rico- MayaguezUndergraduate
Mayaguez, PR

University of Puerto Rico- Rio PiedrasUndergraduate
Rio Piedras, PR

University of Puget SoundUndergraduate
Tacoma, WA

University of RedlandsUndergraduate
Redlands, CA

University of Rhode IslandUndergraduate
Kingston, RI

University of RichmondUndergraduate
Univ. of Richmond, VA

University of Rio GrandeUndergraduate
Rio Grande, OH

University of RochesterUndergraduate
Rochester, NY

University of San DiegoUndergraduate
San Diego, CA

University of San FranciscoUndergraduate
San Francisco, CA

University of Science and Arts of OklahomaUndergraduate
Chickasha, OK

University of ScrantonUndergraduate
Scranton, PA

University of Sioux FallsUndergraduate
Sioux Falls, SD

University of South AlabamaUndergraduate
Mobile, AL

University of South AlabamaOnline

University of South CarolinaUndergraduate
Columbia, SC

University of South Carolina- AikenUndergraduate
Aiken, SC

University of South Carolina- BeaufortUndergraduate
Bluffton, SC

University of South Carolina- UpstateUndergraduate
Spartanburg, SC

University of South Carolina--AikenOnline

University of South DakotaUndergraduate
Vermillion, SD

University of South FloridaUndergraduate
Tampa, FL

University of Southern CaliforniaUndergraduate
Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern IndianaUndergraduate
Evansville, IN

University of Southern IndianaOnline

University of Southern MaineUndergraduate
Gorham, ME

University of Southern MississippiUndergraduate
Hattiesburg, MS

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