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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 West AlabamaUndergraduate
Livingston, AL

University of West FloridaUndergraduate
Pensacola, FL

University of West FloridaOnline

University of West GeorgiaOnline

University of West GeorgiaUndergraduate
Carrollton, GA

University of Western OntarioUndergraduate
London, Ontario, N/

University of Wisconsin- Eau ClaireUndergraduate
Eau Claire, WI

University of Wisconsin- Green BayUndergraduate
Green Bay, WI

University of Wisconsin- La CrosseUndergraduate
La Crosse, WI

University of Wisconsin- MadisonUndergraduate
Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin- MilwaukeeUndergraduate
Milwaukee, WI

University of Wisconsin- OshkoshUndergraduate
Oshkosh, WI

University of Wisconsin- ParksideUndergraduate
Kenosha, WI

University of Wisconsin- PlattevilleUndergraduate
Platteville, WI

University of Wisconsin- River FallsUndergraduate
River Falls, WI

University of Wisconsin- Stevens PointUndergraduate
Stevens Point, WI

University of Wisconsin- StoutUndergraduate
Menomonie, WI

University of Wisconsin- SuperiorUndergraduate
Superior, WI

University of Wisconsin- WhitewaterUndergraduate
Whitewater, WI

University of Wisconsin--Green BayOnline

University of Wisconsin--MilwaukeeOnline

University of Wisconsin--PlattevilleOnline

University of Wisconsin--SuperiorOnline

University of WyomingUndergraduate
Laramie, WY

Upper Iowa UniversityOnline

Upper Iowa UniversityUndergraduate
Fayette, IA

Urbana UniversityUndergraduate
Urbana, OH

Ursinus CollegeUndergraduate
Collegeville, PA

Ursuline CollegeUndergraduate
Pepper Pike, OH

Utah State UniversityUndergraduate
Logan, UT

Utah State UniversityOnline

Utah Valley UniversityUndergraduate
Orem, UT

Utica CollegeOnline

Utica CollegeGraduate
Utica, NY

Utica CollegeUndergraduate
Utica, NY

Valdosta State UniversityUndergraduate
Valdosta, GA

Valdosta State UniversityOnline

Valley City State UniversityOnline

Valley City State UniversityUndergraduate
Valley City, ND

Valley Forge Christian CollegeUndergraduate
Phoenixville, PA

Valparaiso UniversityUndergraduate
Valparaiso, IN

Vanderbilt UniversityUndergraduate
Nashville, TN

Vanguard University of Southern CaliforniaUndergraduate
Costa Mesa, CA

Vassar CollegeUndergraduate
Poughkeepsie, NY

Vermont Technical CollegeUndergraduate
Randolph Center, VT

Victory UniversityUndergraduate
Memphis, TN

Villanova UniversityUndergraduate
Villanova, PA

Virginia Commonwealth UniversityUndergraduate
Richmond, VA

Virginia Intermont CollegeUndergraduate
Bristol, VA

Virginia Military InstituteUndergraduate
Lexington, VA


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