Associate Degree Benefits
An associate degree comes with several benefits:
- Earn more money: According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2005, the median lifetime earnings for individuals with associate degrees are 28 percent higher than median lifetime earnings for high school graduates.
- Prepare for a higher degree: Many associate degree programs correspond directly to larger university programs and fulfill about half the credit requirements of a bachelor’s degree. Many four-year colleges or universities prefer to accept a candidate with an associate degree instead of one with only some college credit, since degree completion shows that the student can follow through.
- Complete a bachelor’s degree at Grace: Starting your education at The Henry and Frances Weber School at Grace College allows you to transition seamlessly to Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. As long as you maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, you will be automatically eligible to finish your bachelor’s degree on the Grace Campus.