We include lists that feature institutions that confer the most associate's degrees
and < 1 year and 1 to <2-year certificates to men and women of color, as collected through the race/ethnicity categories.
The authors analyzed the earnings since the 1970s of workers with bachelor's degrees, workers with associate's degrees
, and workers with high school diplomas to determine that college remains a good investment.
As per the agreement, the associate's degrees
may be including accounting, finance, health care management, management or marketing.
Although most people probably think of a bachelor's degree when they think of a college degree, in 2012 the nation's system of higher education, mostly through community colleges, granted almost as many shorter-term credentials--including associate's degrees
and occupationally oriented certificates--as bachelors' degrees (see Table 1).
The rest of the ceremony went off without a hitch as the college conferred associate's degrees
in 25 areas of study and certificates in 22 areas of study.
And from the pilot classes at LaGuardia's two high schools, more than two-thirds of students will have obtained associate's degrees
Los Angeles Mission College graduated one of its largest classes Tuesday when 440 students were handed their associate's degrees
The campus currently offers associate's degrees
and diplomas in ten program areas, including legal studies, allied health, business and technology.
The majority of associate's degrees
conferred were concentrated in Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Ohio.
A total of 936 students received their associate's degrees
at Valley College's 53rd commencement ceremonies, and 317 others received certificates in occupational areas.
Students will be recognized for earning associate's degrees
and certificates in 18 programs including allied health, business, computer technology and law.
The Top 100 listings include institutions that have awarded the largest number of associate's degrees
and sub-two-year certificates.