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Associate’s Degrees in Secondary Education

605 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate's degree in secondary teaching is offered at 84 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 49% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.0% of secondary teaching graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Secondary Teaching Majors

In 2018-2019, 605 earned their associate's degree in secondary teaching. This earns it the #6 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 secondary teaching at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 4,951
Bachelor’s Degree 3,393
Associate’s Degree 605
Undergraduate Certificate 301
Graduate Certificate 296
Basic Certificate 25
Doctor’s Degree 14

Earnings of Secondary Teaching Majors With Associate’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for secondary teaching students who are associate's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in secondary teaching. About 64.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 215
Women 390
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Secondary Teaching

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 59
Hispanic or Latino 207
White 281
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 36
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Secondary Teaching Associate's Degree Students

There are 84 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in secondary teaching. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
101 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Texas College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for secondary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 31,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 101 associate's degrees were handed out to secondary teaching majors at South Texas College. About 66% of this group were women, and 89% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
54 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Southern Nevada is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in secondary teaching. Each year, around 34,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 people received their associate's degree in secondary teaching from CSN. Of these students, 54% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Amarillo College

Amarillo, Texas
42 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Amarillo College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in secondary teaching. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their associate's degree in secondary teaching from Amarillo College. Of these students, 69% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Holmes Community College

Goodman, Mississippi
38 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Holmes Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in secondary teaching. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The secondary teaching program at Holmes Community College awarded 38 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 47% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

29 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Collin County Community College District comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in secondary teaching. Roughly 33,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their associate's degree in secondary teaching from Collin County Community College District. Of these students, 59% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
24 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tarrant County College District comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in secondary teaching. Each year, around 51,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The secondary teaching program at Tarrant County College District awarded 24 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 71% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Northampton County Area Community College

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
22 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for secondary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northampton County Area Community College. Roughly 9,700 attend the school each year. The secondary teaching program at Northampton County Area Community College awarded 22 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 68% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Navarro College

Corsicana, Texas
18 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Navarro College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in secondary teaching. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their associate's degree in secondary teaching from Navarro College. Of these students, 61% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Montgomery County Community College

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
18 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for secondary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Montgomery County Community College. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The secondary teaching program at Montgomery County Community College awarded 18 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#10

Henry Ford College

Dearborn, Michigan
15 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Henry Ford College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in secondary teaching. Each year, around 12,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 associate's degrees were handed out to secondary teaching majors at Henry Ford College. About 87% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Austin Community College District comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in secondary teaching. Each year, around 40,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their associate's degree in secondary teaching from Austin Community College District. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Wyoming Community College District is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in secondary teaching. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 associate's degrees were handed out to secondary teaching majors at Northern Wyoming Community College District. Of these students, 64% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Rose State College

Midwest City, Oklahoma
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for secondary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Rose State College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 associate's degrees were handed out to secondary teaching majors at RSC. Of these students, 100% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for secondary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Washtenaw Community College. Each year, around 12,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The secondary teaching program at Washtenaw Community College awarded 11 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 55% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona Western College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in secondary teaching. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. The secondary teaching program at Arizona Western College awarded 11 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Richland College

Dallas, Texas
10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Richland College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in secondary teaching. Each year, around 20,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to secondary teaching majors at Richland College. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#17

Odessa College

Odessa, Texas
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for secondary teaching majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Odessa College. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The secondary teaching program at Odessa College awarded 9 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 78% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Butler Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in secondary teaching. Roughly 8,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 associate's degrees were handed out to secondary teaching majors at Butler CC.

#18

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Arizona College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in secondary teaching. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. The secondary teaching program at Eastern Arizona College awarded 8 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Nebraska Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in secondary teaching. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The secondary teaching program at Western Nebraska Community College awarded 8 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 62% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Early Childhood Education 7,234
Elementary Education 1,782
Teacher Education 1,294
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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