associates degree

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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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For associates degrees, the trend has been flat for men over the past two years (indeed increasing slightly this last year), whereas for women the recent trend shows continuing slight declines.
Four-year colleges that include more than just limited bachelor's degrees account for roughly one in five associates degrees, with the proprietary institutions among these accounting for half of this amount.
Also, as our Overall Top 100 list shows, one institution in particular--University of Phoenix Online Campus--now dominates the top spot, having conferred nearly 24,000 associates degrees in 2008-09, representing 3 percent of the national total.

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