An associate’s degree is an undergraduate academic degree you earn after completing a two-year course of study, which amounts to two years’ coursework towards a four-year degree. An associate’s degree ranks the lowest among postsecondary academic degrees offered in the United States and Canada.
The associate’s degree is typically awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, and certain other degree-conferring institutions. Most schools offer a wide array of associate’s degrees. Earning an associate’s degree can help you achieve certain professional and personal goals in a timely manner.