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as·so·ci·ate's degree

(ə-sō′sē-ĭts′, -āts′, -shē-)
An academic degree conferred by a two-year college after the prescribed course of study has been successfully completed.
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asso′ciate's degree`

a degree granted by a junior college for the completion of two years of study.
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Brown and Amy Garver Total One-Year Certificates, Two-Year Certificates and Associate's Degrees Awarded: 1994-2004 Year One-Year Certificate Two-Year Certificate 1994 140,887 193,147 1995 268,041 256,462 1996 248,078 247,545 1997 269,311 242,751 1998 251,587 233,043 1999 258,338 240,716 2000 275,155 255,396 2001 275,991 250,103 2002 303,833 253,083 2003 342,478 275,173 2004 * 350,781 300,209 Year Associate's Degree Grand Total 1994 530,632 864,666 1995 539,691 1,064,194 1996 555,216 1,050,839 1997 571,226 1,083,288 1998 558,555 1,043,185 1999 559,954 1,059,008 2000 564,933 1,095,484 2001 578,865 1,104,959 2002 595,133 1,152,049 2003 632,934 1,250,585 2004 * 664,934 1,315,924 * BASED ON PRELIMINARY TOTALS.
These days, the market value of an associate's degree weighs in at about $9,000 a year, according to new numbers on educational attainment and earning power from the Bureau of the Census.
She earned an associate's degree at Cumberland County College in Vineland, N.J., and a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the former Glassboro State College, now Rowan University.
Head Start, a program that prepares toddlers for kindergarten, requires that a minimum of 50 percent of its teachers have at least an associate's degree. While the program has met that goal nationwide, progress among tribal Head Start programs is lagging, Bingaman said.
Lewis-Ellis, who earned an associate's degree in Architectural Engineering Technology, has been recognized as the South Carolina Technical Education Association's Outstanding Technical College Alumni and selected as Enterprising Women Magazine's 2016 Enterprising Woman of the Year, according to a news release from MTC.
AAUW Naperville Area branch's annual Angeline Gale Scholarship awards $4,000 to a female student who has had their education interrupted and is seeking to complete either an Associate's degree or a Bachelor's degree.
Most of these occupations require an associate's degree or a postsecondary nondegree award, such as a certificate.
In our most recent public-opinion survey (see "The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform," features, Winter 2018), we find sharp differences between Democrats and Republicans about the value of a bachelor's degree (as distinct from a two-year associate's degree).
The gap was larger among graduates with associate's degrees, and the homeownership rate of associate degree holders who took on student debt was closer to that of Americans with no degree than to that of their fellow associate's degree grads with no debt.
states or Washington, D.C., and conferred at least one associate's degree or sub-two-year certificate.
Not to detract from the hard work and possible career promotions of associate's degree holders, but I believe it is unrealistic that this education group could average $92,829 (more than any other group).

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