COLLEGE DEGREES

The college degree you are aiming for, will determine how long you will need to be in school .

College Goals

What you choose to study, will be the basis for the length of time you will be spending in school. There are different types of college degrees, and each degree type has an estimated time frame in which students are expected to complete the program.

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Examine The Degrees

Which college degree program is best for you?

  • Diploma and Certificate Degree programs
  • Associates and Bachelors Degree programs
  • Masters Degree programs
  • Doctorates Degree programs

Degree Levels

A college degree is your doorway to success. Most people who plan on going to college, do so, with the intent of earning a college degree. A class schedule is usually structured around the main subject of study a student chooses for their degree.

Along with deciding, what school to attend, what subjects to study and how much school will cost; the overall goal most students want to reach, is that, of graduating and completing a degree in a particular field.


Diploma Degree

Diploma Degree

A diploma degree program is typically 1-2 years in length, depending on the course of study.

Certificates Degree

Certificates Degree

A certificate degree program is typically 1-2 years in length, depending on the course of study.

Associates Degree

Associates Degree

An associates degree could be obtained in 2-4 years depending on the course of study.

Bachelors Degree

Bachelors Degree

A bachelors degree is a degree that is typically earned in 4 but no more than 5 years.

Masters Degree

Masters Degree

Master’s degrees generally take two years to complete, but the time period may be shorter or longer depending on how the degree program is structured.

Doctorate Degree

Doctorate Degree

A doctorates program may take an average student up to 8 years to complete.


College Degree Level Where To Earn This Degree Online or Campus School Years To Complete
Diplomas Community or Technical Schools Both 1-2 years
Certificates Community or Technical Schools Both 1-2 years
Associates Colleges or Universities Both 2-4 years
Bachelors Colleges or Universities Both 4-5 years
Masters Grad Colleges or Universities Both 2 + years or more (after earning a bachelors)
Doctorates Grad Colleges or Universities Both Up to 8 years of total schooling
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