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Associates Degree



Accelerate your path to a lucrative and fulfilling career with this modern degree + professional skill development program.

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  • Graduate with an Accredited Degree

    Earn an accredited degree from Golden Gate University. We’ll even transfer in your existing credits on your behalf.

  • Built-in Career Certificates

    Put yourself (and your Linkedin profile) ahead of the competition with a professional certificate in your interest area from Google, IBM, or Amazon built into your degree program

  • Premium Experience. Community College Pricing

    Learn on your terms with modern online courses available 24/7, filmed in cinema-quality, and taught by some of the best instructors in the world–all for a community college price.

Introducing the modern Associates Degree

Design for:

  • Students seeking to earn a degree quickly
  • Working adults looking to level up in their career
  • Adults returning to work after an employment gap
  • High school students exploring a higher education degree
  • Students seeking to minimize student loans

Degree Programs

By the numbers

  • 33% earnings increase

    “Associate’s degrees earn nearly one-third more than those with just a high school diploma”

    Source: Georgetown University

  • $13,000

    Average salary increase for an IT professional after earning a professional certification

    Source: Coursera.org

  • $400,000

    Lifetime earnings increase vs. high school diploma/GED

    Source: Georgetown CES


  • Degree cost

    Purposely Affordable

    All in. No hidden textbook or supplies cost

  • Financial aid

    Walk away loan-free

    We estimate that roughly ⅓ to ½ of students will qualify for free tuition with federal grants

  • Student loans

    and monthly payment options

    Flexible financing and payment options available starting at 0% interest


Highlighted instructors

  • Michael Lee


    Computer Science 1

  • Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D. + CPA


    Intro to Financial Accounting

  • Simon D. Halliday Ph.D.


    Intro to Microeconomics

  • Monica Thieu, Ph.D. Candidate


    Intro to Psychology

Hear from alumni

  • Kristina B.

    Kristina B.

    “Thank god I found Outlier, which ended up being a third of the price my university would have been. This allowed me to finish my college degree on time.”

  • Elliot P.

    Elliot P.

    “The staff was amazing! Not only knowledgeable but very friendly and super supportive. I felt the same level of rapport with them as though I was attending physical classes and seeing each of them every day.”

  • Katie A.

    Katie A.

    “I had a wonderful experience with the community, the subject, and my peers. Outlier has an incredible support staff willing to help us with everything from answering queries to clearing subject doubts.”