How to Earn an Associate Degree Online Fast

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By DeVry University

November 9, 2021
4 min read

If you're busy with family and work obligations but want to advance your education, then you've probably wondered how you can earn an associate degree online quickly. The good news is that an associate degree can typically be earned in a relatively short amount of time.

In this article, we’ll talk about how to earn an associate degree online fast as we answer the following questions (jump to):

How Long Does It Take to Earn an Associate Degree?

At many schools, it takes around two years to earn an associate degree online or in-person. At DeVry, however, you can earn an associate degree in as little as 1 year and 4 months1—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits. You may have the opportunity to earn an associate degree more quickly if you have qualifying transfer credits.

Associate Degree Programs That Can be Earned Online Quickly

At DeVry, many of our associate degree programs can be completed in as little as 1 year and 4 months1. One exception is our Associate Degree in Network Systems Administration, which can be earned in as little as 1 year and 8 months1.

Here is a quick overview of our online associate degree programs that can be completed in as little as 16 months1:

What are the Benefits to Earning an Associate Degree Quickly?

Earning an associate degree quickly can help you add a credential to your resume faster than you may be able to if you pursued a bachelor's degree, for example.

In some instances, an associate degree can also help you on your quest toward earning a higher-level degree. At DeVry, for example, some of our associate degree programs stack toward a bachelor's degree program in a related field. This means that you can apply the credits you’ve already earned during your associate degree program toward a related bachelor's degree at DeVry2, allowing you to earn your bachelor's faster than if you were starting the program anew.

Earn Your Associate Degree at DeVry

If you want to earn an associate degree quickly, consider exploring our associate degree programs at DeVry. Many of our associate degree programs can be completed in as little as 16 months1 and classes start every 8 weeks.

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1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.