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Associate’s Degrees in Human Services

4,381 Yearly Graduations
$22,850 Median Salary
$19,512 Median Debt
There are 239 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in human services. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 55% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of human services graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Human Services Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,381 earned their associate's degree in human services. This earns it the #32 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 human services at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 6,503
Associate’s Degree 4,381
Master’s Degree 1,236
Basic Certificate 1,019
Undergraduate Certificate 505
Graduate Certificate 69
Doctor’s Degree 55

Earnings of Human Services Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in human services is $22,850. 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 $21,500 to a high of $25,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in human services is $19,512. 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, $29,425 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $14,062.

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The median monthly payment of a human services graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $203.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in human services. About 86.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 585
Women 3,796
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Human Services

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 98
Black or African American 1,344
Hispanic or Latino 760
White 1,681
International Students 23
Other Races/Ethnicities 475
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Services Associate's Degree Students

There are 239 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in human services. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

601 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for human services majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 18,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human services program at Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater awarded 601 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

162 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Delaware Technical Community College - Terry. Roughly 13,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 162 associate's degrees were handed out to human services majors at Delaware Tech. Of these students, 81% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri
123 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in human services. Each year, around 9,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,912 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,602 per year.

The human services program at Columbia College awarded 123 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 89% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Ohio Christian University

Circleville, Ohio
107 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio Christian University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in human services. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,533 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,765 per year.

The human services program at Ohio Christian University awarded 107 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 84% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Monroe College

Bronx, New York
99 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
98% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Monroe College. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,624 per year.

The human services program at Monroe College awarded 99 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 98% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#6

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
97 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Philadelphia is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human services. Each year, around 15,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 associate's degrees were handed out to human services majors at Community College of Philadelphia. About 81% of this group were women, and 91% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

88 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is New York City College of Technology. Roughly 17,000 attend the school each year. The human services program at New York City College of Technology awarded 88 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 82% were women and 91% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Dutchess Community College

Poughkeepsie, New York
76 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Dutchess Community College. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 people received their associate's degree in human services from DCC. Of these students, 78% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Fresno City College

Fresno, California
69 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fresno City College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human services. Each year, around 24,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 people received their associate's degree in human services from Fresno City College. Of these students, 83% were women and 77% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Bryant & Stratton College - Online

Orchard Park, New York
69 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bryant & Stratton College - Online. Each year, around 5,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 people received their associate's degree in human services from Bryant & Stratton College - Online. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#11

Harcum College

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
66 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harcum College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in human services. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 people received their associate's degree in human services from Harcum College. Of these students, 80% were women and 97% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Onondaga Community College

Syracuse, New York
63 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Onondaga Community College. Each year, around 9,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 associate's degrees were handed out to human services majors at OCC. About 71% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Bronx Community College

Bronx, New York
61 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bronx Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human services. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 people received their associate's degree in human services from BCC. Of these students, 89% were women and 93% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

61 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Minneapolis Community and Technical College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human services. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 people received their associate's degree in human services from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Of these students, 85% were women and 90% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Monroe Community College

Rochester, New York
59 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Monroe Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human services. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 associate's degrees were handed out to human services majors at Monroe Community College. About 81% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

SUNY Westchester Community College

Valhalla, New York
55 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their associate's degree is SUNY Westchester Community College. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 associate's degrees were handed out to human services majors at SUNY Westchester Community College. Of these students, 85% were women and 85% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

53 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in human services. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their associate's degree in human services from UOPX - Arizona. About 96% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
49 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Quinsigamond Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in human services. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 associate's degrees were handed out to human services majors at Quinsigamond Community College. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#19

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence, South Carolina
46 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florence-Darlington Technical College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in human services. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. The human services program at Florence-Darlington Technical College awarded 46 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 93% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

45 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mohawk Valley Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in human services. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 associate's degrees were handed out to human services majors at MVCC. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Social Work 1,741
Community Organization & Advocacy 507
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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