Complete Guide to Top Online Associate Degrees

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Our extensive list of accredited online associate degrees includes over 240 online schools and 1,472 online programs. Use our popular programs section to find the right online associate degree for you, learn more information about each field of study, or get started choosing a quality degree from one of the 25 schools on our top online colleges list.

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2018 Top Online Colleges Offering Associate Degrees

This list features the top 25 online associate degrees. Ranked using annual tuition rates and college entrance exam scores, these schools provide the highest value to students. Top online associate degrees are available across a variety of subjects including healthcare administration, business, and social work. Each school offers a tuition rate under $18,000 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 Ohio University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $7,290 Academic Strength 68%
#2 #2 Albany State University Annual Tuition $3,900 Academic Strength 56%
#3 #3 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $10,798 Academic Strength 68%
#4 #4 Middle Georgia State University Annual Tuition $5,070 Academic Strength 56%
#5 #5 Taylor University Annual Tuition $13,200 Academic Strength 70%
#6 #6 Northwest Nazarene University Annual Tuition $10,400 Academic Strength 64%
#7 #7 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700 Academic Strength 66%
#8 #8 Clarion University Annual Tuition $8,092 Academic Strength 58%
#9 #9 Troy University Annual Tuition $10,140 Academic Strength 61%
#10 #10 Champlain College Annual Tuition $15,360 Academic Strength 70%
#11 #11 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $12,640 Academic Strength 65%
#12 #12 Waldorf University Annual Tuition $8,735 Academic Strength 56%
#13 #13 Shorter University Annual Tuition $11,200 Academic Strength 59%
#14 #14 Dakota State University Annual Tuition $13,818 Academic Strength 63%
#15 #15 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $13,088 Academic Strength 61%
#16 #16 Franklin Pierce University Annual Tuition $11,700 Academic Strength 58%
#17 #17 University of Valley Forge Annual Tuition $11,900 Academic Strength 58%
#18 #18 Indiana Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $11,880 Academic Strength 57%
#19 #19 University of Maine at Fort Kent Annual Tuition $10,950 Academic Strength 55%
#20 #20 Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $11,970 Academic Strength 57%
#21 #21 Chaminade University of Honolulu Annual Tuition $14,430 Academic Strength 60%
#22 #22 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $11,400 Academic Strength 54%
#23 #23 University of Toledo Annual Tuition $17,640 Academic Strength 65%
#24 #24 Limestone College Annual Tuition $13,671 Academic Strength 57%
#25 #25 University of the Incarnate Word Annual Tuition $15,900 Academic Strength 60%

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Accounting Schools 53 Degree Programs 60 Graduates 5,712 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP
Aerospace Engineering Schools 2 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 16 Accreditation ABET
Agriculture Schools 6 Degree Programs 6 Graduates 769 Accreditation Institutional
Anthropology Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Graduates --- Accreditation Institutional
Architecture Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 58 Accreditation NAAB
Art & Design Schools 15 Degree Programs 30 Graduates 3,068 Accreditation NASAD
Aviation Schools 6 Degree Programs 12 Graduates 1,621 Accreditation AABI
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Biology Schools 5 Degree Programs 6 Graduates 1,098 Accreditation Institutional
Business Schools 27 Degree Programs 68 Graduates 28,948 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE
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Child Development Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates --- Accreditation APA
Christian Counseling Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 70 Accreditation ACPE
Civil Engineering Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 154 Accreditation ABET
Communications Schools 13 Degree Programs 19 Graduates 239 Accreditation ACEJMC
Computer Engineering Schools 6 Degree Programs 6 Graduates 564 Accreditation ABET
Computer Science Schools 35 Degree Programs 55 Graduates 11,174 Accreditation ABET
Construction Management Schools 5 Degree Programs 6 Graduates 250 Accreditation ACCE, ATMAE
Counseling Schools 8 Degree Programs 8 Graduates 77 Accreditation CACREP
Counseling Psychology Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Graduates --- Accreditation Institutional
Creative Writing Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 10 Accreditation Institutional
Criminal Justice Schools 76 Degree Programs 102 Graduates 11,173 Accreditation Institutional
Criminology Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Graduates 2 Accreditation Institutional
Cyber Security Schools 8 Degree Programs 8 Graduates 33 Accreditation Institutional
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Data Science Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Graduates --- Accreditation Institutional
Dental Assistant Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 319 Accreditation CODA
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Early Childhood Education Schools 6 Degree Programs 7 Graduates 6,276 Accreditation CAEP, NAEYC
Economics Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 460 Accreditation AACSB
Education Schools 6 Degree Programs 9 Graduates 1,942 Accreditation CAEP, CEA
Educational Leadership Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 3 Accreditation Institutional
Electrical Engineering Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Graduates 1,246 Accreditation ABET
Elementary Education Schools 9 Degree Programs 9 Graduates 304 Accreditation CAEP, TEAC
Emergency Management Schools 9 Degree Programs 10 Graduates --- Accreditation Institutional
Engineering Schools 50 Degree Programs 91 Graduates 16,861 Accreditation ABET
Engineering Management Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Graduates 46 Accreditation Institutional
English Schools 12 Degree Programs 14 Graduates 1,051 Accreditation Institutional
Environmental Science Schools 9 Degree Programs 9 Graduates 131 Accreditation Institutional
ESL Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates --- Accreditation CEA
Exercise Science Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Graduates --- Accreditation Institutional
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Fashion Schools 4 Degree Programs 5 Graduates 534 Accreditation Institutional
Finance Schools 15 Degree Programs 16 Graduates 57 Accreditation AACSB
Fire Science Schools 8 Degree Programs 9 Graduates 1,533 Accreditation Institutional
Forensic Science Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Graduates 351 Accreditation AAFS
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Geographic Information Systems Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates --- Accreditation Institutional
Graphic Design Schools 9 Degree Programs 14 Graduates 1,003 Accreditation NASAD
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Health Education Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates --- Accreditation Institutional
Healthcare Administration Schools 11 Degree Programs 11 Graduates 9,210 Accreditation CAHME
Healthcare Informatics Schools 7 Degree Programs 9 Graduates 13,006 Accreditation CAHIIM, CAHME
Healthcare Management Schools 9 Degree Programs 10 Graduates 564 Accreditation CAHME
History Schools 4 Degree Programs 4 Graduates 861 Accreditation Institutional
Holistic Medicine Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 10 Accreditation CNME
Homeland Security Schools 7 Degree Programs 8 Graduates 136 Accreditation Institutional
Hospitality Management Schools 12 Degree Programs 13 Graduates 769 Accreditation ACPHA
Human Resources Schools 19 Degree Programs 24 Graduates 902 Accreditation AACSB, ACBSP
Human Services Schools 6 Degree Programs 8 Graduates 16,477 Accreditation Institutional
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Information Technology Schools 18 Degree Programs 32 Graduates 3,625 Accreditation ABET
Interior Design Schools 4 Degree Programs 6 Graduates 1,626 Accreditation NASAD
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Journalism Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Graduates 370 Accreditation ACEJMC
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Landscape Design Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 88 Accreditation LAAB
Law Schools 22 Degree Programs 24 Graduates 360 Accreditation ABA
Law Enforcement Schools 13 Degree Programs 13 Graduates --- Accreditation Institutional
Liberal Studies Schools 144 Degree Programs 248 Graduates 10,968 Accreditation Institutional
Library Science Schools 22 Degree Programs 25 Graduates --- Accreditation ALA
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Management Schools 96 Degree Programs 214 Graduates 59,918 Accreditation AACSB
Marketing Schools 9 Degree Programs 9 Graduates 3,044 Accreditation AACSB
Mathematics Schools 6 Degree Programs 6 Graduates 1,689 Accreditation Institutional
Mechanical Engineering Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 1,290 Accreditation ABET
Medical Assistant Schools 12 Degree Programs 15 Graduates 5,056 Accreditation Institutional
Medical Billing & Coding Schools 17 Degree Programs 20 Graduates 2,344 Accreditation Institutional
Medical Office Administration Schools 17 Degree Programs 22 Graduates 7,011 Accreditation Institutional
Music Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 1,524 Accreditation NASM
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Network Administration Schools 10 Degree Programs 13 Graduates 2,184 Accreditation ABET
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Occupational Safety Schools 5 Degree Programs 5 Graduates 1,051 Accreditation ABET
Occupational Therapy Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 28 Accreditation Institutional
Organizational Leadership Schools 12 Degree Programs 14 Graduates 98 Accreditation AACSB
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Paralegal Schools 26 Degree Programs 30 Graduates 9,341 Accreditation Institutional
Personal Training Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Graduates 532 Accreditation Institutional
Pharmacy Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Graduates 2,589 Accreditation ACPE
Pharmacy Technician Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Graduates 671 Accreditation ACPE, ASHP
Philosophy Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 109 Accreditation Institutional
Photography Schools 3 Degree Programs 4 Graduates 488 Accreditation Institutional
Physical Education Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 118 Accreditation Institutional
Physical Therapy Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Graduates 922 Accreditation APTA
Physics Schools 2 Degree Programs 2 Graduates 348 Accreditation CAMPEP
Political Science Schools 12 Degree Programs 12 Graduates 524 Accreditation Institutional
Psychology Schools 34 Degree Programs 43 Graduates 5,574 Accreditation APA
Public Administration Schools 13 Degree Programs 13 Graduates 9 Accreditation NASPAA
Public Health Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 6 Accreditation CEPH
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Radiology Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 1,529 Accreditation JRCERT
Religious Studies Schools 6 Degree Programs 12 Graduates 756 Accreditation ACPE
Respiratory Therapy Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 737 Accreditation CoARC
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Secondary Education Schools 7 Degree Programs 19 Graduates 433 Accreditation CAEP, TEAC
Social Work Schools 8 Degree Programs 9 Graduates 607 Accreditation CSWE
Sociology Schools 12 Degree Programs 13 Graduates --- Accreditation Institutional
Software Engineering Schools 7 Degree Programs 10 Graduates 88 Accreditation ABET
Spanish Schools 3 Degree Programs 3 Graduates --- Accreditation Institutional
Special Education Schools 4 Degree Programs 4 Graduates 107 Accreditation CAA, CAEP
Sports Management Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 444 Accreditation Institutional
Substance Abuse Counseling Schools 4 Degree Programs 4 Graduates 1,539 Accreditation CACREP
Supply Chain Management Schools 6 Degree Programs 8 Graduates 140 Accreditation Institutional
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Teaching Schools 6 Degree Programs 14 Graduates 1,942 Accreditation CAEP, TEAC
Theology Schools 2 Degree Programs 3 Graduates 54 Accreditation Institutional
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Veterinary Technician Schools 6 Degree Programs 7 Graduates 995 Accreditation AVMA COE
Video Game Design Schools 1 Degree Programs 1 Graduates 824 Accreditation Institutional
Vocational Schools 26 Degree Programs 45 Graduates 26,926 Accreditation Institutional
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Web Design Schools 7 Degree Programs 11 Graduates 1,996 Accreditation Institutional
Web Development Schools 12 Degree Programs 15 Graduates 515 Accreditation Institutional
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2018 Top Online Colleges for Associate Degrees - Ranking Details

Students seeking a top online associate degree can choose from the 25 colleges and universities below. Each school offers strong academics in addition to low tuition rates. Ranked #1, Ohio University-Main Campus offers 5 online associate degrees at a tuition rate of $7,290 per year. This school also has one of the highest academic strength scores on the list at 68%.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,290
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Online students at the Ohio University-Main Campus can earn their Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in arts & humanities or social sciences. The school also offers an online Associate in Applied Business degree in business management technology. Students who prefer to design their own curriculum can enroll in the individualized study degree program. Online students have several options for transferring credit toward their degrees. For example, students can transfer experiential learning credit, earn credit by examination, or get credit for Armed Forces courses.

  • Annual Tuition: $3,900
  • Academic Strength: 56%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Albany State University offers 22 online associate degrees including programs geared towards students preparing for careers in healthcare or the legal field. Students complete between 60 to 75 credits to complete their degree depending on the requirements for the program they enroll in. Healthcare majors can choose to transfer into Albany State's online bachelor's degree in organizational leadership with a concentration in healthcare management. Students at ASU are able to rent their textbooks via an online bookstore. Albany State also provides an online writing center and an online math center where students can connect virtually with tutors. Tuition for Albany State's online associate degrees starts at $3,900 per year.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,798
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Online associate degree students at Oklahoma State University can choose from several different majors designed to help them achieve personal and professional goals. The university offers online degrees in healthcare administration, public service, and surveying technology. Students can also earn an associate degree in business administration with a concentration in general business or management. The university also offers associate of science and associate in applied science degrees in police science. The online police science degrees are for officers who hold Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) certifications. OSU's online tuition starts at $10,798 annually.

  • Annual Tuition: $5,070
  • Academic Strength: 56%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Middle State Georgia University offers three options for individuals interested in pursuing an online associate degree. Students can earn their Associate of Science degree in criminal justice, financial technology, or in political science. These degrees require a total of 60 credits. Degree curricula feature a strong liberal arts foundation featuring 42 credits of general education courses. To meet the general education requirement, students can choose from an array of electives in social science, math, humanities, and foreign languages.

  • Annual Tuition: $13,200
  • Academic Strength: 70%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Taylor University offers online associate degrees in biblical studies, human services, and professional writing. The courses are scheduled in 15-week semesters or four-month terms. Students receiving federal financial aid are required to take 15-week semesters. Four-month term courses, however, are ideal for part-time students who need extra flexibility in their schedules, as students can determine their start dates for each class. An additional benefit for all online associate degree students is the one-on-one support from professors. Taylor courses are taught using an independent study format. Courses have no required meeting times, and online students interact directly with their professors through the Blackboard interface.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,400
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NWCCU
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Associate degree students at Northwest Nazarene University can choose a major in liberal studies, elementary or secondary education, Christian studies, accounting, or business administration. NNU requires associate level students to complete 63 credits for their degrees. Thirty-two of these credits must be taken at NNU. In addition to courses in their major, students complete a core curriculum of courses in a range of topics that include humanities, sciences, and Christian formation. Online students also benefit from the opportunity to interact regularly with top-quality professors and access to online academic resources. Online associate degrees at Northwest Nazarene start at $10,400 per year.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Academic Strength: 66%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
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Online associate level students at Liberty University can major in fields such as accounting, business, criminal justice, early childhood education, information systems, interdisciplinary studies, medical office assistant, paralegal studies, Christian counseling and religion. Liberty’s associate degree in religion is designed for pastors seeking professional training and individuals looking to explore their faith. Students can transfer up to 45 previously earned credits to their degree at Liberty. Each degree curriculum is designed so that associate level students can transition seamlessly into bachelor’s level programs at Liberty. In order to provide a supportive experience for distance learning students, Liberty provides a variety of resources including an onine writing center, an online library, and study aides that cover topics such as goal setting, time management, and note taking.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,092
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
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Clarion University offers online associate degrees in arts and sciences, criminal justice, early childhood education, and business administration with a concentration in general management. Each degree requires 60 credits to complete. In addition to courses in their major, students also take courses in core areas of writing, math, arts and humanities, physical and biological sciences, and social and behavioral science. Students looking for a more flexible curriculum can enroll in the Associate in Arts and Sciences degree. This liberal arts degree is also appropriate for students who have not yet decided on a specific major. Students can also seamlessly transfer from the Associate in Arts and Sciences degree to Clarion's bachelor's degree in liberal studies.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Troy University offers an online Associate of Science degree with an array of specializations designed to prepare students for new careers, or enhance growth in their current professions. Some of the most interesting courses of study include aviation operations, military operations, global general business, recreation, applied behavior analysis, and computer science. The degrees require 60 credits of coursework. All students benefit from the well-rounded curriculum that includes general studies requirements in writing, literature, math, social science, science, and art. To prepare students for online learning, Troy offers both a readiness assessment and an online orientation course for the Canvas learning management system.

  • Annual Tuition: $15,360
  • Academic Strength: 70%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
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Champlain College offers online associate degrees in accounting, business management, software development, and web design and development. The college's online degree programs are designed to meet the needs of working adults. Associate degree programs at Champlain consist of 60 credits and students can take seven- or 15-week courses offered three semesters per year to complete their degrees at a pace that fits their schedule. The school also has a generous transfer credit policy. Students can receive credit for 45 out of 60 credits from their prior work experience or professional training. Associate degree tuition at Champlain College starts at $15,360 per year.

  • Annual Tuition: $12,640
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Regent University offers 7 online associate degrees designed for adult learners. Students can choose a major in popular fields such as business, criminal justice, and information systems. Students preparing for a career in fields such as Christian education, mission work, or with a non-profit organization may choose to major in Christian Studies. Regent's associate degrees typically consist of 64 credits, and a Biblical worldview is integrated throughout each curriculum. The school uses Blackboard for its learning management system and allows prospective students to sign in with a test account to preview the platform and a sample course. Tuition at Regent starts at $12,640 per year.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,735
  • Academic Strength: 56%
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Online students at Waldorf University can earn an Associate of Arts degree in one or more of 17 majors. Some of the most interesting associate majors offered at Waldorf include diversity and inclusion, global leadership, fire science, sport management, emergency management and leadership communication. Other majors include communications, criminal justice, management, human resource management, and occupational safety and health. The associate degree curricula consist of 60 credits and are designed to prepare students for an easy transition into Waldorf's bachelor's level programs. Generally speaking, students can complete their associate degrees within two years with full-time enrollment.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,200
  • Academic Strength: 59%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Online students at Shorter University earn their degrees by taking accelerated eight-week courses with start dates offered six terms out of each year. This schedule allows students the flexibility to study and complete assignments at a pace that fits in with other commitments and responsibilities in their schedule. The school offers an Associate of Science degree with concentrations in Christian studies, criminal justice, general studies, and sport management. The degree program consists of 40 credits of foundation area courses and an additional 20 credits of courses in the student's concentration area and other electives.

  • Annual Tuition: $13,818
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Dakota State University offers online Associate of Science degrees in business management, health information technology, network and security administration, software development, and web development. Online students benefit from small classes where they can receive one-on-one guidance from DSU faculty. The school's associate degrees have received national recognition for high-quality education. For example, the software development degree has been commended by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. The university also offers an Associate of Arts degree in general studies which allows students to explore their interests by taking 30 out of 60 required credits in general education and electives.

  • Annual Tuition: $13,088
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
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Eastern Kentucky University's online associate degrees blend academic and professional education with a real-world focus. Students have the benefit of learning from the same teachers that teach on EKU's traditional campus. Eight-week courses allow students to work through their degree curriculum at a faster pace. Students can choose majors in professional fields such as fire science and paramedicine. The Associate in General Studies degree allows students to customize their curriculum with meaningful courses and earn relevant professional certificates as a part of their studies. Associate degrees at EKU require completion of 64 credits, and students can transfer in up to 49 of those credits from their previous educational experiences.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
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Franklin Pierce University is a private university with a mission to integrate liberal arts with professional programs to prepare 21st-century leaders. The university offers online associate degree programs in business, human services, criminal justice and general studies. The university also provides online students credit for previous on-the-job training, certifications and professional licenses. Each program's curriculum consists of 60 credits, and students can easily transfer to bachelor's level programs at Franklin Pierce when they complete their associate degrees.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,900
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
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University of Valley Forge offers online associate degrees for individuals looking to begin or enrich their careers in church ministry or community service. Students can choose from majors in Bible, children's studies, Christian ministries and youth studies. Most courses are seven weeks long and students can accelerate their studies by taking more than one class at a time. UVF's history goes back to 1939 when several local Bible institutes combined to create a single school. The school's mission is to integrate faith and knowledge through academic programs that prepare students for lives of service and leadership.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,880
  • Academic Strength: 57%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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Indiana University of Technology offers seven online associate degrees in an array of fields. Online courses are offered in five-week sessions allowing online students to complete their studies faster. While classes do have strict beginning and end dates, students can work through their coursework at their leisure. Associate degree students can major in accounting, criminal justice, health information technology, information studies, or general studies. The general studies degree is ideal for students who want to create their own customized curriculum. Students can also major in business administration with a concentration in management or production management. Indiana Institute of Technology's tuition starts at $11,880 per year.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,950
  • Academic Strength: 55%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
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University of Main - Fort Kent offers an array of online associate degrees designed for working professionals. Students can major in allied health, accounting, conservation law enforcement, criminal justice, emergency management/homeland security, and information security. Associate degrees require 60 credits of coursework, and students also have the opportunity to specialize within their degree. For example, allied health students can choose a concentration in health information technology. Undecided students can choose a major in general studies which allows them to explore different disciplines as a part of their degree. Tuition at the University of Maine at Fort Kent starts at $10,950 annually.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • Academic Strength: 57%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Campbellsville University offers online associate of science degrees taught by instructors with real-world experience in their fields. The degrees require 62 hours of coursework consisting of 32 credits in general education and 30 hours in core courses. Students can choose from majors in business administration, criminal justice, Christian studies, education and general studies. Students can also customize their degrees with real world experience and research. For example, business administration students complete an internship requirement, and criminal justice students have the opportunity to do up to three credits of independent study as a part of their degree.

  • Annual Tuition: $14,430
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
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Students at Chaminade University of Honolulu can earn an Associate of Arts degree in business administration or liberal arts, or an Associate of Science in criminology or criminal justice. Although these degrees are online, students benefit from curricula that promote hands-on learning experiences. The university's criminal justice program is the oldest and largest in Hawaii and has a curriculum directly based on the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The business administration program features a strong, liberal arts core curriculum and real-world case studies. Students take 60 credits to complete their associate degrees and may need to earn 15 of those credits at Chaminade for some majors.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,400
  • Academic Strength: 54%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Wayland Baptist University offers a fully online Associate of Applied Science degree designed for working adults. Associate degree students can major in applied science, business administration, human services, justice administration and religion. Each degree requires 64 hours of coursework. Students must complete 18 of the 64 hours at Wayland, and they can also receive up to four credits for related professional experience. The associate degree curriculum is also designed to allow students to transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Applied Science program at Wayland.

  • Annual Tuition: $17,640
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: NCA HLC
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The University of Toledo has offered online classes for almost 20 years, and offers multiple resources to distance learners including online tech support and tutoring. Most of the university's online degrees are designed to train aspiring computer technology professionals. Students can major in specialties such as computer network administration, computer software specialist, information services and support, accounting technology, or business management technology. Students who are interested in designing their degree program can choose a major in general studies. The general studies program also allows students to select a concentration track in health and fitness, criminal justice, communications, and law and the legal system.

  • Annual Tuition: $13,671
  • Academic Strength: 57%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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Limestone College has several associate degree options for individuals looking to begin or expand their options in business or computer science fields. Limestone's associate degree in business administration covers topics in finance, economics and accounting. Associate degree students can also choose computer science majors in information technology or web development & database. Limestone also offers a liberal studies program for students looking for an interdisciplinary degree that is also easily transferable into a bachelor's degree program.

  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
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The University of the Incarnate Word offers online associate degrees that are designed to enhance professional careers or transfer into bachelor's degree programs. Students looking for business education can choose the university's online associate of business administration degree which focuses on general business theory and practice. The associate degree in information technology teaches technology topics from a business point of view. The associate degree in general studies allows students to choose 18 hours of general education studies courses. General studies majors also complete 22 clock hours of community service as a part of their degree requirements. Each degree requires 60 credit hours of coursework.

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