What Does Getting an Associate Degree Online Cost?

If you’re looking to get an associate’ degree online, you’ve probably got a ton of questions. The main one is how much does getting that associate degree online cost?

In this brief article, we answer that question – as well as a few other common questions – about getting your associate’s degree online.

How Much Does It Cost To Get an Associate’s Degree Online?

Usually, to get an associate’s degree you need to complete 60 semester credits (90 quarter credits). Either way, this means that you can get your associate’s degree online in about 2 years.

The annual tuition for an online associate’s degree varies depending on the university or college. However, the average annual tuition ranges from $2,500 to $4,500.

The two years you spend getting an associate’s degree online will save your money in other ways. For example, you no longer have to pay for transportation, housing, food, and other miscellaneous fees as you would in a traditional college. You only have to worry about the tuition fee and other costs related to the program you choose.

Other costs include books and internet connection. However, there might be no more need to pay for books if you are studying online. And you can also choose to use public Wi-Fi access if you want to lower (or eliminate) your internet fees.

How Long Does It Take To Get An Associate’s Degree Online?

As previously mentioned, you can easily get your associate’s degree in about two years. Most online colleges offer a self-paced associate degree program. So that 2 years is an average. How long it takes you depends on you and your schedule. This is a perfect option for those students who cannot commit to a full-time learning schedule.

Most Common Fields of Study for An Associate’s Degree

Below is a list of the most common fields of study for those who are getting an associate’s degree.

  • Science in Business Administration and Management
  • Nursing
  • Applied Science in Business Technology
  • Arts in Business Communications
  • Applied Science in Office Professional
  • Software Engineering
  • Management Information System (IMS)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Construction Project Management
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
  • Industrial Design
  • Computer Science

Getting an associate’s degree online is indeed a more convenient and affordable way to get your degree after finishing high school. It also allows you to work a part-time job without sacrificing your studies.

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