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Associate’s Degrees in Elementary Education

1,782 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate's degree in elementary teaching is offered at 178 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 37% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.6% of elementary teaching graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Elementary Teaching Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,782 students earned their associate's degree in elementary teaching. This earns it the #3 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 elementary teaching at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 29,618
Master’s Degree 7,385
Associate’s Degree 1,782
Graduate Certificate 687
Undergraduate Certificate 302
Basic Certificate 147
Doctor’s Degree 25

Earnings of Elementary Teaching Majors With Associate’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for elementary teaching majors with their associate's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for elementary teaching majors who have their associate's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in elementary teaching. About 90.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 166
Women 1,616
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Elementary Teaching

The racial-ethnic distribution of elementary teaching associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 28
Black or African American 174
Hispanic or Latino 285
White 1,073
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 211
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Elementary Teaching Associate's Degree Students

There are 178 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in elementary teaching. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
80 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for elementary teaching students seekingan associate's degree is Community College of Philadelphia. Roughly 16,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 associate's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Community College of Philadelphia. Of these students, 91% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
77 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree is College of Southern Nevada. Each year, around 34,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 associate's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at CSN. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

74 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Delaware Technical Community College - Terry is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in elementary teaching. Roughly 13,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 associate's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Delaware Tech. About 89% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
62 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in elementary teaching. Roughly 8,900 attend the school each year. The elementary teaching program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College awarded 62 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 95% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, Mississippi
49 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Itawamba Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in elementary teaching. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 associate's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at ICC. About 100% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Montgomery County Community College

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
48 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montgomery County Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in elementary teaching. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their associate's degree in elementary teaching from Montco. About 94% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Lee College

Baytown, Texas
45 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lee College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in elementary teaching. Each year, around 7,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The elementary teaching program at Lee College awarded 45 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 93% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

39 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Sinclair Community College. Roughly 18,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 associate's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Sinclair Community College. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#9

Holmes Community College

Goodman, Mississippi
38 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Holmes Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in elementary teaching. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Holmes Community College. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#10

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
37 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Montgomery College. Each year, around 21,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their associate's degree in elementary teaching from Montgomery College. About 84% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Wesson, Mississippi
34 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Copiah-Lincoln Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in elementary teaching. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 associate's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Of these students, 85% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
33 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mesa Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in elementary teaching. Each year, around 20,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The elementary teaching program at Mesa Community College awarded 33 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

College of the Marshall Islands

Majuro, Marshall Islands
32 Yearly Graduations
59% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree is College of the Marshall Islands. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their associate's degree in elementary teaching from College of the Marshall Islands. Of these students, 59% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Northern Oklahoma College

Tonkawa, Oklahoma
32 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northern Oklahoma College. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 associate's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at Northern Oklahoma College. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#15

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
31 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeast Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in elementary teaching. Each year, around 5,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their associate's degree in elementary teaching from Northeast. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#16

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, Minnesota
29 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Normandale Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in elementary teaching. Roughly 9,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their associate's degree in elementary teaching from Normandale Community College. About 93% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
26 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for elementary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Oklahoma City Community College. Each year, around 12,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 associate's degrees were handed out to elementary teaching majors at OCCC. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

23 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chandler-Gilbert Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in elementary teaching. Roughly 14,700 attend the school each year. The elementary teaching program at Chandler-Gilbert Community College awarded 23 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

23 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cochise County Community College District comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in elementary teaching. Roughly 3,600 attend the school each year. The elementary teaching program at Cochise County Community College District awarded 23 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 96% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

College of Western Idaho

Nampa, Idaho
22 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Western Idaho is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in elementary teaching. Roughly 10,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their associate's degree in elementary teaching from CWI. About 95% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to elementary teaching that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Early Childhood Education 7,234
Teacher Education 1,294
Secondary Education 605
Kindergarten/Preschool Education 564
Middle School Education & Teaching 344

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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