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Associate’s Degrees in Human Resource Management

1,241 Yearly Graduations
$32,400 Median Salary
$24,819 Median Debt
There are 127 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in HR. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 37% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 4.1% of HR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HR Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,241 associate's degrees were awarded to HR majors. This earns it the #10 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in HR at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,757
Master’s Degree 8,943
Basic Certificate 2,611
Graduate Certificate 1,510
Associate’s Degree 1,241
Undergraduate Certificate 444
Doctor’s Degree 317

Earnings of HR Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in HR is $32,400. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $32,400 to a high of $33,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in HR is $24,819. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $24,819 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $19,916.

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The median monthly payment of a HR graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $258.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in HR. About 73.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 331
Women 910
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in HR

The racial-ethnic distribution of HR associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 207
Hispanic or Latino 170
White 677
International Students 51
Other Races/Ethnicities 91
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of HR Associate's Degree Students

There are 127 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in HR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
177 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Empire State College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for HR majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 177 people received their associate's degree in HR from SUNY Empire. Of these students, 12% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Madonna University

Livonia, Michigan
42 Yearly Graduations
64% Women

Madonna University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in HR. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,930 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 associate's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Madonna.

#3

Bryant & Stratton College - Online

Orchard Park, New York
41 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bryant & Stratton College - Online is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in HR. Each year, around 5,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 people received their associate's degree in HR from Bryant & Stratton College - Online. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

38 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in HR. Roughly 11,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degrees were handed out to HR majors at NWTC. Of these students, 92% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
34 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Fox Valley Technical College. Each year, around 12,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 associate's degrees were handed out to HR majors at FVTC. About 94% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
33 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Waukesha County Technical College. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 associate's degrees were handed out to HR majors at WCTC. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

29 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rasmussen University - Florida comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in HR. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The HR program at Rasmussen University - Florida awarded 29 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

28 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Minnesota State Community and Technical College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in HR. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their associate's degree in HR from M State. Of these students, 86% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Rasmussen University - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
26 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rasmussen University - Minnesota is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in HR. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The HR program at Rasmussen University - Minnesota awarded 26 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 96% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
25 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Rio Salado College. Each year, around 19,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HR program at Rio Salado College awarded 25 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 68% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

25 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in HR. Each year, around 28,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HR program at Columbus State Community College awarded 25 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, Minnesota
24 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Paul College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in HR. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their associate's degree in HR from Saint Paul College. About 75% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
24 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chippewa Valley Technical College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in HR. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 associate's degrees were handed out to HR majors at CVTC. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#12

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
24 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in HR. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The HR program at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia awarded 24 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 92% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

24 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Lorain County Community College. Roughly 10,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their associate's degree in HR from LCCC. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#12

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, Wisconsin
24 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Lakeshore Technical College. Each year, around 2,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their associate's degree in HR from LTC. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#17

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
22 Yearly Graduations
95% Women

Moraine Park Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in HR. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 associate's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Moraine Park Technical College.

22 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cuyahoga Community College District comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in HR. Roughly 23,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their associate's degree in HR from Cuyahoga Community College District. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#19

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
21 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Madison Area Technical College. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

The HR program at Madison Area Technical College awarded 21 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 76% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Western Technical College

La Crosse, Wisconsin
20 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Technical College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in HR. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. The HR program at Western Technical College awarded 20 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 85% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

HR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Human Resources Management 956
Labor & Industrial Relations 186
Organizational Behavior Studies 90
Labor Studies 6
Human Resources Development 3

Below are some popular majors that are similar to HR that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 60,528
Business & Commerce 17,723
Accounting 12,300
Business Support & Assistance 4,111
Hospitality Management 2,905

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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