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Associate’s Degree in General Education

2,089 Yearly Graduations
$20,000 Median Salary
$10,683 Median Debt
An associate's degree in education is offered at 164 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 31% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.1% of education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 2,089 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 20,368
Bachelor’s Degree 4,243
Doctor’s Degree 2,601
Associate’s Degree 2,089
Graduate Certificate 1,164
Basic Certificate 682
Undergraduate Certificate 338

Earnings of Education Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in education is $20,000. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

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 80.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 414
Women 1,675
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 60
Black or African American 145
Hispanic or Latino 238
White 1,368
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 256
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Associate's Degree Students

There are 164 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
19% 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. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 234 people received their associate's degree in education from Ivy Tech Community College. About 88% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
154 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brookdale Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in education. Each year, around 12,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The education program at Brookdale Community College awarded 154 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Connors State College

Warner, Oklahoma
125 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Connors State College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in education. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 125 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at CSC. About 64% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey
75 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th 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 75 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

70 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan College at Gloucester County comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Roughly 7,100 attend the school each year. The education program at Rowan College at Gloucester County awarded 70 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 90% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Mt Hood Community College

Gresham, Oregon
66 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th 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. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 66 people received their associate's degree in education from MHCC. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#7

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
65 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Butler Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 65 people received their associate's degree in education from Butler CC. About 80% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

College of Micronesia-FSM

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
63 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

College of Micronesia-FSM is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in education. Roughly 2,000 attend the school each year. The education program at College of Micronesia-FSM awarded 63 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#9

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa, Oklahoma
56 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in education. Roughly 16,800 attend the school each year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 56 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at Tulsa Community College. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#10

Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina
46 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Campbell University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 46 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at Campbell. Of these students, 30% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Roane State Community College

Harriman, Tennessee
38 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Roane State Community College. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 38 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at Roane State Community College. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#12

Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, Tennessee
37 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Pellissippi State Community College. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 37 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at Pellissippi State Community College. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#13

Laramie County Community College

Cheyenne, Wyoming
36 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Laramie County Community College. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 36 people received their associate's degree in education from LCCC. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#14

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
34 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palomar College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Each year, around 23,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 34 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at Palomar College. Of these students, 91% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
33 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the District of Columbia is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in education. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,028 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,784 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in education from University of the District of Columbia. Around 94% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#16

Highland Community College

Highland, Kansas
32 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th 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. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 32 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at Highland Community College. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

#17

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
29 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Maine Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Roughly 5,900 attend the school each year. The education program at Southern Maine Community College awarded 29 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Motlow State Community College

Tullahoma, Tennessee
29 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Motlow State Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 29 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at Motlow. About 97% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Garden City Community College

Garden City, Kansas
27 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Garden City Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in education. Roughly 2,000 attend the school each year. The education program at Garden City Community College awarded 27 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

27 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Baltimore County is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in education. Roughly 19,300 attend the school each year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 27 associate's degree were handed out to education majors at CCBC. Of these students, 85% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 11,795
Teaching Assistant/Aide 1,075
Teacher Education Subject Specific 916
Special Education 294
Other Education 107

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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