Associates Degree Programs With the Highest Percentage of Employment the Year Following Graduation

Title Number of Graduates
(2013 - 2014)
Percent Employed
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 12545 86.96%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 12008 84.31%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 6570 89.91%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 6290 87.44%
Engineering Technology, General 4196 65.28%
Engineering Technology, General 3981 70.16%
Business Administration & Management, General 2950 75.36%
Business Administration & Management, General 2673 73.63%
Construction Trades, General 1994 79.54%
Liberal Arts & Sciences/Liberal Studies 1994 27.23%
General Studies 1924 61.43%
Liberal Arts & Sciences/Liberal Studies 1913 30.11%
Construction Trades, General 1843 74.88%
General Studies 1839 57.64%
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1357 84.38%
Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies & Humanities, Other 1243 18.50%
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1228 80.13%
Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies & Humanities, Other 1118 24.42%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1007 76.27%
Accounting Technology/Technician & Bookkeeping 999 75.28%
Accounting Technology/Technician & Bookkeeping 988 71.36%
Business/Commerce, General 940 66.38%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 923 73.24%
Computer & Information Sciences, General 918 70.59%
Electrician 885 74.46%
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 869 75.95%
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 865 79.19%
Electrician 842 70.43%
Business/Commerce, General 838 68.38%
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Tech. 817 64.01%
Early Childhood Education & Teaching 808 69.93%
Early Childhood Education & Teaching 770 72.99%
Computer & Information Sciences, General 764 73.95%
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 752 69.55%
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Tech. 718 70.06%
Mechanics & Repairers, General 683 73.94%
Mechanics & Repairers, General 663 71.95%
Operations Management & Supervision 660 69.24%
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 655 68.70%
Operations Management & Supervision 640 65.31%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other 611 56.30%
Information Technology 558 74.73%
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 556 86.69%
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 549 89.25%
Industrial Technology/Technician 539 79.22%
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 537 89.94%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 531 77.21%
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 531 85.88%
Surgical Technology/Technologist 519 85.16%
Drafting & Design Technology/Technician, General 509 72.50%
Legal Studies, General 509 73.87%
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 509 73.87%
Drafting & Design Technology/Technician, General 501 68.46%
Pipefitting/Pipefitter & Sprinkler Fitter 499 87.17%
Surgical Technology/Technologist 489 86.50%
Legal Studies, General 483 71.64%
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 483 71.64%
Precision Production Trades, General 479 82.25%
Pipefitting/Pipefitter & Sprinkler Fitter 479 81.21%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other 477 62.26%
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, General 473 79.92%
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 463 85.53%
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 459 88.45%
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician 445 35.51%
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 429 80.42%
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, General 426 80.05%
Design & Visual Communications, General 400 68.50%
Precision Production Trades, General 400 77.75%
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 399 85.96%
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician 393 41.22%
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other 383 79.11%
Design & Visual Communications, General 373 65.42%
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other 348 77.01%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 339 77.88%
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 336 79.76%
Carpentry/Carpenter 335 78.81%
Information Technology 325 70.77%
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 295 81.36%
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 288 91.32%
Carpentry/Carpenter 275 72.00%
Industrial Technology/Technician 262 79.77%
Ironworking/Ironworker 259 82.24%
Criminal Justice/Police Science 257 75.49%
Agriculture, General 253 65.22%
Education, General 244 69.67%
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 241 90.04%
Criminal Justice/Police Science 238 76.89%
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 236 86.86%
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 232 89.66%
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other 230 61.74%
Agriculture, General 215 61.86%
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 210 62.38%
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other 205 60.98%
Agriculture, General 200 62.50%
Agriculture, General 200 62.50%
Interior Design 196 64.80%
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 195 67.18%
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 187 78.07%
Management Information Systems & Services, Other 187 70.59%
Construction Trades, Other 184 70.11%
Mechanics & Repairers, General 184 70.11%
Interior Design 181 69.61%
Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science, General 180 53.33%
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 176 63.64%
Construction Trades, Other 169 72.78%
Mechanics & Repairers, General 169 72.78%
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 163 72.39%
Building/Construction Finishing, Management & Inspection, Other 160 73.75%
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 160 69.38%
Ironworking/Ironworker 152 72.37%
Management Information Systems & Services, Other 149 74.50%
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 149 67.11%
Agriculture, General 148 56.76%
Agriculture, General 148 56.76%
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 148 67.57%
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 146 64.38%
Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician 133 85.71%
Building/Construction Finishing, Management & Inspection, Other 131 72.52%
Veterinary/Animal Health Techn. & Veterinary Assistant 130 76.92%
Science Technologies/Technicians, General 127 66.14%
Chemical Technology/Technician 127 66.14%
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 126 66.67%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 126 80.95%
Science Technologies/Technicians, General 125 68.80%
Chemical Technology/Technician 125 68.80%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 124 83.06%
Veterinary/Animal Health Techn. & Veterinary Assistant 122 60.66%
Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician 120 82.50%
Biotechnology 119 78.99%
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 117 82.91%
Occupational Therapist Assistant 115 79.13%
Occupational Therapist Assistant 114 78.95%
Education, General 114 65.79%
Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science, General 108 64.81%
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 104 87.50%
Biotechnology 101 77.23%
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 95 75.79%
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 93 75.27%
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking 93 75.27%
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 90 65.56%
Funeral Service & Mortuary Science, General 87 78.16%
Funeral Service & Mortuary Science, General 85 74.12%
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 84 82.14%
Work & Family Studies 80 70.00%
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking 79 75.95%
Work & Family Studies 78 73.08%
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 74 86.49%
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 68 70.59%
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 68 80.88%
Dental Assisting/Assistant 66 86.36%
Commercial & Advertising Art 66 72.73%
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 66 78.79%
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology, General 65 61.54%
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 65 72.31%
Child Care & Support Services Management 64 79.69%
Child Care & Support Services Management 64 75.00%
Human Services, General 64 68.75%
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology, General 63 57.14%
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 63 76.19%
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 62 82.26%
American Sign Language (ASL) 61 60.66%
Fire Science/Firefighting 60 86.67%
Fire Science/Firefighting 58 89.66%
Human Services, General 58 72.41%
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 58 86.21%
Cabinetmaking and Millwork 57 80.70%
American Sign Language (ASL) 55 61.82%
Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 55 70.91%
Commercial & Advertising Art 53 81.13%
Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications 53 64.15%
Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 52 75.00%
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 52 82.69%
Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications 51 76.47%
Robotics Technology/Technician 51 54.90%
Surveying Technology/Surveying 49 87.76%
Dental Assisting/Assistant 49 81.63%
Surveying Technology/Surveying 47 91.49%
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 46 0.00%
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 44 90.91%
Biomedical Technology/Technician 44 86.36%
Cooking & Related Culinary Arts, General 44 65.91%
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 42 66.67%
Cooking & Related Culinary Arts, General 42 83.33%
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 41 60.98%
Optomeric Technician/Assistant 40 85.00%
Robotics Technology/Technician 39 56.41%
Social Work 39 71.79%
Optomeric Technician/Assistant 38 86.84%
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 38 86.84%
Cabinetmaking and Millwork 38 68.42%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 37 59.46%
Mason/Masonry 36 91.67%
Agricultural Business & Management, General 36 55.56%
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 36 66.67%
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 36 55.56%
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 36 88.89%
Design & Applied Arts, Other 35 0.00%
Elementary Education & Teaching 34 91.18%
Mason/Masonry 34 82.35%
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 34 0.00%
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 33 84.85%
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 33 84.85%
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 33 63.64%
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 33 84.85%
Biomedical Technology/Technician 33 75.76%
Social Work 33 66.67%
Kindergarten/Preschool Education & Teaching 32 78.13%
Elementary Education & Teaching 31 90.32%
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, General 31 93.55%
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers, Other 31 90.32%
Kindergarten/Preschool Education & Teaching 30 76.67%
Psychology, General 30 73.33%
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 30 90.00%
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 30 60.00%
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 29 55.17%
Library and Archives Assisting 29 72.41%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 29 65.52%
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 29 79.31%
Lineworker 29 96.55%
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 29 0.00%
Agricultural Business & Management, General 28 64.29%
Psychology, General 27 66.67%
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers, Other 26 96.15%
Graphic & Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 26 88.46%
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, General 25 88.00%
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Other 25 76.00%
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 24 58.33%
Quality Control & Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other 23 91.30%
Sport & Fitness Administration/Management 23 73.91%
Lineworker 23 100.00%
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Other 22 72.73%
Labor Studies 22 77.27%
Graphic & Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 21 90.48%
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 21 95.24%
Quality Control & Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other 21 90.48%
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 21 47.62%
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 20 65.00%
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 20 90.00%
Natural Sciences 20 75.00%
Sport & Fitness Administration/Management 20 60.00%
Social Sciences, General 20 75.00%
Art/Art Studies, General 20 0.00%
Art/Art Studies, General 19 68.42%
Communication, Journalism & Related Programs, Other 18 83.33%
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 18 0.00%
Labor Studies 18 66.67%
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 17 64.71%
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 17 94.12%
Natural Sciences 16 75.00%
Mechanic & Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other 16 100.00%
Precision Production Trades, General 16 100.00%
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 16 87.50%
Human Services, General 16 68.75%
Human Services, General 16 68.75%
Mechanic & Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other 16 100.00%
Precision Production Trades, General 16 100.00%
Security & Loss Prevention Services 15 80.00%
Social Sciences, General 15 86.67%
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 15 0.00%
Public Administration 15 73.33%
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 15 0.00%
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 15 86.67%
Computer/Info. Techn. Svcs Administration & Management, Other 14 0.00%
Design & Applied Arts, Other 14 0.00%
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 14 85.71%
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 14 0.00%
Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 14 0.00%
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 14 78.57%
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 13 92.31%
Pre-Engineering 13 84.62%
Security & Loss Prevention Services 13 84.62%
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 13 100.00%
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 12 0.00%
Energy Management & Systems Technology/Technician 12 0.00%
Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 12 0.00%
Fine/Studio Arts, General 12 0.00%
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 12 0.00%
Communication, Journalism & Related Programs, Other 12 83.33%
Library and Archives Assisting 12 83.33%
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 12 0.00%
Journalism 11 0.00%
Boilermaking/Boilermaker 11 90.91%
Restaurant, Culinary & Catering Management/Manager 11 0.00%
Human Services, General 10 0.00%
Human Services, General 10 0.00%
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 10 0.00%
Histologic Technician 10 0.00%
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 10 0.00%
Pre-Pharmacy Studies 10 0.00%