An Associate Degree Is a Good Idea


Individuals who have not finished their postsecondary education may find difficulty landing a high-salary job. However, it can be difficult for a person to attend a traditional school while working a full-time job. Online colleges are giving individuals more opportunities to earn a degree at their own pace and advance their careers.

Recently, Ohio Valley University (OVU) announced that it will begin offering an associate of art degree to students looking to obtain a postsecondary education through on-campus and internet-based courses. The schedule flexibility will allow individuals to manage their schoolwork in addition to other daily obligations, according to The Marietta Times.

“For many years we have offered a two-year associate’s degree under our professional studies department on Saturday mornings,” dean of OVU’s College of Business Joy Jones told the news source. “We felt the program needed an overhaul to better accommodate additional students.”

Individuals will have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree through the hybrid program beginning in the spring of 2011.

Approximately 90 percent of high-wage jobs that will be created within the next decade are expected require some postsecondary education, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.