Associate Degrees

The term associate degree refers to a 2-year undergraduate degree typically offered by community colleges, career and technical colleges, 4-year colleges and universities, and vocational schools. At many of these institutions, students have the option of attending an on-site program or earning their degree online. In the United States, most associate degree programs require applicants to hold a high school diploma or the equivalent. However, this requirement may vary in different states. It usually takes about 60 college credits to earn an associate degree. These credits typically include courses in general education, electives, and courses required toward a specific college major.

Many associate degree programs are designed to be completed within 2 years, though some institutions offer different types of accelerated programs that may be completed ...

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