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It’s Not Too Late to Start Your Associate’s Degree

Associates Degree

“Am I smart enough for college?”

“Can I get my associate’s degree online?”

“Can I afford a degree?” 

“Do I have time for college?”  

Does college feel like a missed opportunity or a long-lost dream? Maybe you never wanted to go to college, but now you wish you had a degree as a foundation for your career. If you think it’s too late or too much to get a bachelor’s degree, there just might be another option… 

Did you know that contrary to popular opinion, studies show that certificates and associate’s degrees can actually outearn bachelor degrees?1

If you are struggling to appreciate your job, maybe committing the next two years to getting an online associate’s degree is the next step for you. Because the answer to many of your lingering questions is already “yes!”

Yes, you ARE smart enough. 

You have what it takes. According to a study done by statista, it is projected that in the 2020-2021 academic school year, nearly 991,000 Americans will earn an associates degree.2

You can be one of the 991,000! Trust yourself and trust the process. Even if it’s been 35 years since you sat in a classroom, Grace’s online associate degree in liberal arts will lead you step by step. Explore a variety of subjects such as psychology, communication, and economics (check out the full course list) and bring your own experiences, opinions and voice to the discussions. Once you get started, you will find that you are qualified for college.  

Yes, you CAN get your associate’s degree online. 

If you’re worried about the commute or if you’re concerned about having to uproot your life and move to a college campus, we have good news: you don’t have to! Our associate’s degree online is designed to be completed from the comfort of your own home. You can take these classes anywhere that works for you!

If you don’t want to miss out on the campus community, be assured that the ways of Grace don’t stop online. You — just like our residential students — will find a mentor to guide you each step of the way and a network of more than 20,000 fellow alumni to connect and collaborate with.

Yes, you CAN afford a degree.

According to a recent Census Bureau, those with an associate’s degree make $1.6 million over a lifetime, while those with only a high school diploma make $1.2 million.3 That’s a $400,000 difference. And it’s important to keep this in mind when thinking about up-front costs.  

But even with that long-term perspective in mind, we understand that present financial barriers exist. That’s why Grace College’s online associate’s degree is one of the most affordable online degrees in the nation. We’ve reduced the price of our online degrees by 19.5% and, in addition, we have financial aid and scholarships available to you.

And even better yet–there aren’t any up-front fees to deter you from taking the next step. You can apply to our Associate of Liberal Arts degree for free with this application. Don’t let costs hold you back from pursuing what you love and challenging yourself. 

Yes, you DO have time for college.

Going to school may seem like a hectic decision, but it doesn’t have to be. Our online degrees are designed for full-time workers, moms and dads, and those who have never taken a college class in their life. Convenience and flexibility are key to our model. Read about how a mom and full-time worker completed her online degree

Plus, your online class schedule is easy to navigate: two years total, taking only two courses at a time. To learn more, take a look at our academic calendar

Still have obstacles keeping you from your degree? Reach out to us at onlineadmissions@grace.edu or 888.249.0533. 


1 https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2020/01/29/certificates-and-associate-degrees-can-outearn-bachelor%E2%80%99s

2 https://www.statista.com/statistics/185168/number-of-associates-degrees-by-gender/

3 https://www.communitycollegereview.com/blog/the-real-dollar-value-of-an-associate-degree

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