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Associate’s Degree in General Education

2,187 Yearly Graduations
$20,000 Median Salary
$10,683 Median Debt
There are 169 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in education. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 32% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.0% of education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,187 students earned their associate's degree in education. This earns it the #54 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in education at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 19,995
Bachelor’s Degree 4,523
Doctor’s Degree 2,518
Associate’s Degree 2,187
Graduate Certificate 1,224
Basic Certificate 507
Undergraduate Certificate 112

Earnings of Education Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in education is $20,000. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $16,500 to a high of $30,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in education is $10,683. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $11,590 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,281.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $111.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in education. About 80.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 422
Women 1,765
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Education

The racial-ethnic distribution of education associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 159
Hispanic or Latino 264
White 1,401
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 291
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Associate's Degree Students

There are 169 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
234 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 75,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The education program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 234 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Connors State College

Warner, Oklahoma
145 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Connors State College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 145 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at CSC. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

#3

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
125 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Brookdale Community College. Each year, around 12,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The education program at Brookdale Community College awarded 125 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

68 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan College at Gloucester County is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in education. Roughly 7,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at Rowan College at Gloucester County. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#5

Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey
65 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Middlesex County College. Roughly 11,300 attend the school each year. The education program at Middlesex County College awarded 65 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#5

College of Micronesia-FSM

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
65 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
98% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is College of Micronesia-FSM. Roughly 2,000 attend the school each year. The education program at College of Micronesia-FSM awarded 65 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 98% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

53 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Montana - Western comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at The University of Montana - Western. About 68% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

College of the Sequoias

Visalia, California
46 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Sequoias is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in education. Each year, around 12,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The education program at College of the Sequoias awarded 46 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 91% were women and 78% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina
45 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Campbell University. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,330 per year.

The education program at Campbell University awarded 45 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 44% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
45 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Palomar College. Each year, around 23,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The education program at Palomar College awarded 45 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 84% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Highland Community College

Highland, Kansas
44 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Highland Community College. Roughly 3,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their associate's degree in education from Highland Community College. About 30% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Mt Hood Community College

Gresham, Oregon
38 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mt Hood Community College. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at MHCC. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#13

Motlow State Community College

Tullahoma, Tennessee
37 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Motlow State Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at Motlow. About 97% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
37 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Butler Community College. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. The education program at Butler Community College awarded 37 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 92% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Guam Community College

Mangilao, Guam
35 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Guam Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Roughly 2,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at GCC. About 89% of this group were women, and 97% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, Tennessee
34 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pellissippi State Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at Pellissippi State Community College. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#17

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa, Oklahoma
33 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Roughly 16,800 attend the school each year. The education program at Tulsa Community College awarded 33 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Roane State Community College

Harriman, Tennessee
33 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Roane State Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in education from Roane State Community College. About 97% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Columbia State Community College

Columbia, Tennessee
31 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia State Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in education. Roughly 5,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their associate's degree in education from Columbia State Community College. Of these students, 94% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Walters State Community College

Morristown, Tennessee
30 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Walters State Community College. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their associate's degree in education from WSCC. About 97% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to education that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 11,963
Teacher Education Subject Specific 899
Teaching Assistant/Aide 835
Special Education 408
Instructional Media Design 82

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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