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Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts General Studies

411,234 Yearly Graduations
$23,200 Median Salary
$10,283 Median Debt
There are 1,497 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in liberal arts. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 45% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.5% of liberal arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 411,234 students earned their associate's degree in liberal arts. This makes it the 1st most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 411,234
Undergraduate Certificate 78,686
Bachelor’s Degree 45,514
Basic Certificate 9,669
Master’s Degree 2,109
Graduate Certificate 218
Doctor’s Degree 109

Earnings of Liberal Arts Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in liberal arts is $23,200. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $20,500 to a high of $26,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in liberal arts is $10,283. 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, $13,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,000.

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The median monthly payment of a liberal arts graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $107.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in liberal arts. About 62.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 155,913
Women 255,321
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19,675
Black or African American 48,777
Hispanic or Latino 99,404
White 200,914
International Students 10,122
Other Races/Ethnicities 32,342
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Liberal Arts Associate's Degree Students

There are 1,497 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in liberal arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
9,108 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Dade College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for liberal arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 56,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9,108 associate's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at MDC. About 60% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
7,041 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 44,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The liberal arts program at Valencia College awarded 7,041 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
6,111 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 72,300 attend the school each year. The liberal arts program at Lone Star College System awarded 6,111 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#4

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5,150 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 40,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5,150 associate's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at BC. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#5

Golden West College

Huntington Beach, California
4,531 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Golden West College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4,531 people received their associate's degree in liberal arts from Golden West College. Of these students, 54% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
4,512 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tarrant County College District comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 52,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4,512 people received their associate's degree in liberal arts from Tarrant County College. Of these students, 64% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
4,060 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palm Beach State College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4,060 associate's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Palm Beach State College. About 62% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas
3,370 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Houston Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 57,100 attend the school each year. The liberal arts program at Houston Community College awarded 3,370 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 65% of this group were women, and 74% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3,149 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hillsborough Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3,149 associate's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at HCC. About 59% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
2,916 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,916 associate's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at SPC. About 62% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
2,657 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 28,000 attend the school each year. The liberal arts program at Portland Community College awarded 2,657 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#12

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
2,591 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Florida State College at Jacksonville. Roughly 21,000 attend the school each year. The liberal arts program at Florida State College at Jacksonville awarded 2,591 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 62% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Riverside City College

Riverside, California
2,420 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Riverside City College. Roughly 20,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,420 associate's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Riverside City College. About 63% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Central Texas College

Killeen, Texas
2,338 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Texas College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 15,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,338 associate's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Central Texas College. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

2,323 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Seminole State College of Florida. Each year, around 17,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,323 people received their associate's degree in liberal arts from Seminole State. About 58% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa, Florida
2,306 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Florida State College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 15,700 attend the school each year. The liberal arts program at Eastern Florida State College awarded 2,306 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 61% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
2,233 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 27,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,233 associate's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Pasadena City College. Of these students, 61% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, Florida
2,228 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Santa Fe College. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,228 people received their associate's degree in liberal arts from Santa Fe College. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#19

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee, Florida
2,227 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Tallahassee Community College. Each year, around 11,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The liberal arts program at Tallahassee Community College awarded 2,227 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#20

Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, Texas
2,187 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northwest Vista College. Roughly 16,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,187 people received their associate's degree in liberal arts from Northwest Vista College. Around 76% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

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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