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Associate’s Degrees in Chemistry

1,199 Yearly Graduations
$7,500 Median Debt
52% Women
An associate's degree in chemistry is offered at 212 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 58% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 4.3% of chemistry graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Chemistry Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,199 earned their associate's degree in chemistry. This earns it the #82 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 chemistry at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 15,395
Doctor’s Degree 3,063
Master’s Degree 2,360
Associate’s Degree 1,199
Basic Certificate 97
Undergraduate Certificate 22
Graduate Certificate 20

Earnings of Chemistry Majors With Associate’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for chemistry majors with their associate's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in chemistry is $7,500. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $7,500 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $7,500.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $78.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in chemistry. About 52.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 573
Women 626
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Chemistry

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 266
Black or African American 40
Hispanic or Latino 340
White 431
International Students 52
Other Races/Ethnicities 70
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Chemistry Associate's Degree Students

There are 212 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in chemistry. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Golden West College

Huntington Beach, California
80 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for chemistry students seekingan associate's degree is Golden West College. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from Golden West College. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#2

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
62 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Orange Coast College. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 associate's degrees were handed out to chemistry majors at Orange Coast College. About 58% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, California
60 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Irvine Valley College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in chemistry. Roughly 12,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from Irvine Valley College. About 58% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

San Diego Miramar College

San Diego, California
52 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is San Diego Miramar College. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from San Diego Miramar College. Of these students, 27% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Fullerton College

Fullerton, California
47 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fullerton College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in chemistry. Each year, around 22,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from Fullerton College. Of these students, 64% were women and 81% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
43 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Saddleback College. Each year, around 19,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 associate's degrees were handed out to chemistry majors at Saddleback College. Of these students, 51% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
33 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moorpark College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in chemistry. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from Moorpark College. About 45% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Cabrillo College

Aptos, California
31 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Cabrillo College. Each year, around 11,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The chemistry program at Cabrillo College awarded 31 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 52% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Antelope Valley College

Lancaster, California
31 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Antelope Valley College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in chemistry. Roughly 13,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 associate's degrees were handed out to chemistry majors at Antelope Valley College. Around 81% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#10

El Camino College

Torrance, California
25 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Camino College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in chemistry. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from El Camino College. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

#11

Blinn College

Brenham, Texas
23 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Blinn College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in chemistry. Roughly 20,100 attend the school each year. The chemistry program at Blinn College awarded 23 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#11

Cerritos College

Norwalk, California
23 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
96% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cerritos College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in chemistry. Each year, around 22,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from Cerritos College. About 43% of this group were women, and 96% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Solano Community College

Fairfield, California
23 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Solano Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in chemistry. Each year, around 9,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from Solano College. About 70% of this group were women, and 74% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Sacramento City College

Sacramento, California
23 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sacramento City College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in chemistry. Each year, around 20,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from Sacramento City. About 57% of this group were women, and 74% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, California
23 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santiago Canyon College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in chemistry. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from SCC. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#16

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California
18 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Barbara City College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in chemistry. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from SBCC. About 56% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

17 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Austin Community College District. Roughly 41,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their associate's degree in chemistry from Austin Community College District. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#17

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, California
17 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Allan Hancock College. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 associate's degrees were handed out to chemistry majors at Allan Hancock College. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#19

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for chemistry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Oklahoma City Community College. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. The chemistry program at Oklahoma City Community College awarded 16 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#20

Hartnell College

Salinas, California
15 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hartnell College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in chemistry. Roughly 13,000 attend the school each year. The chemistry program at Hartnell College awarded 15 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 53% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to chemistry that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Physical Sciences 4,132
Physics 1,541
Geological & Earth Sciences 156
Other Physical Science 67
Astronomy & Astrophysics 16

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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