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Associate’s Degrees in Community Organization & Advocacy

507 Yearly Graduations
$22,250 Median Salary
$15,638 Median Debt
There are 35 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in community organization. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 59% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.6% of community organization graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Community Organization Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 507 students earned their associate's degree in community organization. This makes it the 116th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,625
Associate’s Degree 507
Master’s Degree 469
Basic Certificate 119
Graduate Certificate 62
Undergraduate Certificate 40
Doctor’s Degree 10

Earnings of Community Organization Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in community organization is $22,250. 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 $21,450 to a high of $23,750.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in community organization is $15,638. 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, $21,189 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $10,350.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $162.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in community organization. About 83.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 82
Women 425
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Community Organization

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 130
Hispanic or Latino 122
White 191
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 45
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Community Organization Associate's Degree Students

There are 35 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in community organization. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

156 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for community organization students seekingan associate's degree is Borough of Manhattan Community College. Each year, around 25,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 156 associate's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at BMCC. Around 93% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#2

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
71 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Empire State College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in community organization. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 associate's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at SUNY Empire. Of these students, 73% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

35 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Des Moines Area Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in community organization. Roughly 23,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 associate's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at DMACC. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#4

Genesee Community College

Batavia, New York
33 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Genesee Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in community organization. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in community organization from GCC. About 94% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Niagara County Community College

Sanborn, New York
30 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Niagara County Community College. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The community organization program at Niagara County Community College awarded 30 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#6

Metropolitan College of New York

New York, New York
29 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan College of New York is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in community organization. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,978 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,740 per year.

The community organization program at Metropolitan College of New York awarded 29 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 86% were women and 97% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
29 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washtenaw Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in community organization. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their associate's degree in community organization from Washtenaw Community College. Of these students, 90% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
13 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kirkwood Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in community organization. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 associate's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at Kirkwood Community College. Of these students, 92% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Sullivan County Community College

Loch Sheldrake, New York
13 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sullivan County Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in community organization. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 associate's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at SUNY Sullivan. Of these students, 92% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Lane Community College

Eugene, Oregon
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lane Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in community organization. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. The community organization program at Lane Community College awarded 12 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 67% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

12 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their associate's degree is University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their associate's degree in community organization from UNM Gallup. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#12

Berkshire Community College

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Berkshire Community College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at BCC.

#12

Kellogg Community College

Battle Creek, Michigan
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Kellogg Community College. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their associate's degree in community organization from Kellogg Community College. About 70% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

SUNY Ulster

Stone Ridge, New York
10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Ulster comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in community organization. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their associate's degree in community organization from SUNY Ulster. Of these students, 100% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Clackamas Community College

Oregon City, Oregon
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Clackamas Community College. Roughly 6,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 associate's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at Clackamas Community College. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#16

Lansing Community College

Lansing, Michigan
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Lansing Community College. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The community organization program at Lansing Community College awarded 7 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 86% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Hudson Valley Community College. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 associate's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at HVCC. About 14% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 associate's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#18

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Alaska Fairbanks is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in community organization. Roughly 7,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,414 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their associate's degree in community organization from UAF. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#20

Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga, Tennessee
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for community organization majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Chattanooga State Community College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 associate's degrees were handed out to community organization majors at Chattanooga State Community College. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Human Services 4,381
Social Work 1,741
Public Administration 138
Other Public Administration 63
Public Policy 3

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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