The numbers don't lie. An associate degree means more earning power - an average of 19% over only a high school diploma.*
As your earnings rise, so does an improved quality of life for you and your family. Studies report that adults with an associate degree enjoy better health, are more involved in their communities, and have higher levels of personal happiness than those with only a high school diploma.**
*U.S. Census Bureau.
** Institute for Higher Education Policy and Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.