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Associate’s Degree in General Psychology

14,051 Yearly Graduations
$20,000 Median Salary
$17,838 Median Debt
There are 287 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in psychology. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 66% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.3% of psychology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Psychology Majors

In 2018-2019, 14,051 earned their associate's degree in psychology. This earns it the #11 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 psychology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 108,627
Associate’s Degree 14,051
Master’s Degree 6,210
Doctor’s Degree 1,672
Graduate Certificate 205
Basic Certificate 149
Undergraduate Certificate 3

Earnings of Psychology Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in psychology 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 $20,000 to a high of $20,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in psychology is $17,838. 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, $26,875 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $10,794.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $185.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in psychology. About 76.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,312
Women 10,739
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Psychology

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,010
Black or African American 913
Hispanic or Latino 6,626
White 4,289
International Students 185
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,028
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Psychology Associate's Degree Students

There are 287 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in psychology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Merced College

Merced, California
319 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for psychology students seekingan associate's degree is Merced College. Each year, around 10,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The psychology program at Merced College awarded 319 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 82% were women and 79% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Mt San Antonio College

Walnut, California
313 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mt San Antonio College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in psychology. Each year, around 29,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 313 associate's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Mt. SAC. Around 89% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#3

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, California
252 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Long Beach City College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in psychology. Roughly 24,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 252 people received their associate's degree in psychology from Long Beach City College. Of these students, 77% were women and 88% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
238 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in psychology. Roughly 27,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 238 people received their associate's degree in psychology from Pasadena City College. About 75% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Sierra College

Rocklin, California
219 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sierra College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in psychology. Each year, around 18,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 219 associate's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Sierra College. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#6

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, California
216 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bakersfield College. Each year, around 23,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 216 associate's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Bakersfield College. About 77% of this group were women, and 82% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, California
206 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Canyons comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in psychology. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 206 people received their associate's degree in psychology from College of the Canyons. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#8

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
205 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY LaGuardia Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in psychology. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The psychology program at CUNY LaGuardia Community College awarded 205 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 87% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

195 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. Each year, around 26,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The psychology program at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College awarded 195 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 84% were women and 87% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill, California
188 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Diablo Valley College. Each year, around 19,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 188 associate's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Diablo Valley. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#11

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park, California
184 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is East Los Angeles College. Roughly 34,500 attend the school each year. The psychology program at East Los Angeles College awarded 184 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 78% of this group were women, and 90% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Golden West College

Huntington Beach, California
174 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Golden West College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in psychology. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 174 associate's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Golden West College. Of these students, 76% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
173 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in psychology. Roughly 75,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 173 people received their associate's degree in psychology from Liberty University. About 84% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

El Camino Community College District

Torrance, California
169 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Camino Community College District is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in psychology. Each year, around 24,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 169 associate's degree were handed out to psychology majors at ECC. Of these students, 70% were women and 87% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
168 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Texas College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in psychology. Each year, around 31,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 168 people received their associate's degree in psychology from South Texas College. Around 94% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#16

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
167 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Orange Coast College. Roughly 22,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 167 people received their associate's degree in psychology from Orange Coast College. About 70% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
160 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moorpark College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in psychology. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 160 associate's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Moorpark College. Of these students, 72% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Fullerton College

Fullerton, California
158 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Fullerton College. Roughly 24,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 158 people received their associate's degree in psychology from Fullerton College. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#19

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, California
153 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chaffey College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in psychology. Roughly 22,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 153 associate's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Chaffey College. About 80% of this group were women, and 84% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Citrus College

Glendora, California
150 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Citrus College. Each year, around 13,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 150 associate's degree were handed out to psychology majors at Citrus College. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Other Psychology 288
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 107
Child Development & Psychology 44

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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