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Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral and Professional College Degrees

College degrees are issued in a wide range of specialties at a variety of levels. In the United States, most college degrees are organized in an "undergraduate" structure - including bachelor's degrees and associates degrees - or "graduate" structure - including master's degrees, doctoral degree, and professional degrees. According to recent predictions, nearly one-third of new job growth is likely to occur among jobs requiring college degrees at the Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral or Professional level.

[ Source - Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training ]



Benefits of a College Degree:

Higher Salaries

Studies prove that continuing your education after high school makes you more likely to earn higher salaries than people who stop their education at high school. As an example, a college graduate can afford to buy a large, flat-screen TV in 1–2 months while a non-college graduate might have to work for 3–4 months to buy the same TV.

Skills for Today's Jobs

Today, more jobs than ever before require specialized training or a two- or four-year college degree. More education means more choices, and that means more opportunities for you.

Fast Fact: Of the 20 fastest-growing occupations, more than half require an associate’s degree or higher.


Recent News about College Degrees:

Job Security

Your high school diploma is useful. But a college degree increases your chance of employment by nearly 50%. A two-year degree or even some college can have a positive impact on your ability to find and keep a job, too.

Fast Fact: The higher your education level, the higher your chances of finding and keeping a job.

[ Source: College.gov ]