Ease of Earning an Associate Degree Online

Have you always thought there’s just no way to advance your career goals? No way to go back to school to do the thing you’ve always wanted to do, no way to afford it, and no way you could find the time?

You’re not alone!

For decades, there really wasn’t an easy path for a large portion of the population who wanted to further their studies, but didn’t have the time or money for a four-year degree. In addition, the Associate Degrees available didn’t have a broad enough offering to entice someone to go back to school.

University of Cincinnati Online is changing all that – creating a brighter future for so many people who want to take their careers to the next level by offering an online Associate Degree that fits a variety of lifestyles.

What Is an Associate Degree?

Associate Degree programs are generally two-year programs that are taken at the undergraduate level. Associate Degree programs offer a way to further your skills and technical experience in a chosen field. Think of them as offering something between a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree.

Some students use an Associate Degree as a stepping stone into a Bachelor’s Degree program, and others use the degree to improve their employment opportunities and give them a leg up on those who have only completed secondary school.

With an Associate Degree, you’ll learn the basics necessary to fulfill an entry-level job such as an insurance agent or some sales positions. 

For example, let’s compare an Associate vs. a Bachelor’s Degree in business. With an Associate Degree, you’ll learn the basics necessary to fulfill an entry-level job such as an insurance agent or some sales positions. An Associate of Business Degree can also be used to advance your current career or employment opportunities. With a Bachelor’s Degree, you’ll be able to go into an area of specialization such as finance, accounting, marketing, or human resources. A Bachelor’s Degree in Business covers both what you’ll learn in your Associate Degree studies, plus specific coursework for your chosen field.

In addition to the Associates and Bachelor’s, there is also a Master’s Degree, which requires that you receive a Bachelor’s Degree first before you can get into a Master’s Program.

Why Get an Online Associate Degree?

Some of the benefits of taking classes in an online environment include not having to deal with a commute, learning at a time of day that’s most convenient for you, improving your quality of learning by being able to develop proper study habits, and more affordable tuition options.

The most obvious benefit of earning a degree online is being able to maintain a better work/school/life balance. Many students who choose to pursue their Associate Degree online are already employed. Whether in school to change to a new career or to enhance the one you’re in, online learning enables you to choose for yourself the best time to take your classes. Whether you’re an early riser, a night owl, or somewhere in between, you get to choose how you fit online learning into your life.

When you browse our program offerings, you’ll find a wealth of Associate Degree programs you probably didn’t know existed. You can choose to further your studies in business, education, fire science, or health care.

An online Associate Degree can help you get into career fields such as accounting, occupational therapy, supply chain management, early childhood education, fire services technology, health information services, and more.

You’ll also find that earning your degree online is typically more affordable than earning your degree on campus. Not only is the tuition generally lower online, but you’ll save money in other ways like on commuting, parking, housing, meal plans, and books.

How the University of Cincinnati Makes Earning an Associate Degree Easy

When you earn an Associate Degree online at the University of Cincinnati, you’ll  be taking the next step in your career, developing new skills, and cultivating in-depth knowledge, all while receiving the benefits of an online environment, like:

  • Online Flexibility. Your classes, on your time.
  • Academic Excellence. Our online degrees and certificates are fully-accredited
    and are some of the highest-ranked in the nation. In addition, the University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are endorsed by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Easy Application Process. All students receive a dedicated contact to help answer any questions you have during the application process and beyond.
  • Professor Availability & Dedication. The University of Cincinnati online continues to gain national and international recognition for outstanding academic programs, world-class faculty, and successful co-op partnerships around the globe.

What are you waiting for? Begin the application process today!

Associate Programs

Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management 

Associate of Applied Business in Accounting 

Associate of Applied Business in Business Information Technology

AAS Early Childhood Care and Education

AAS Fire Service Technology

AAS Health Information Systems 

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