Your Code is in the Mail
Are you one of the 6,000 Arkansans that have completed at least 75% of the courses required to earn an Associate’s Degree? If you are, you will receive a letter with a unique code just for you. Use your code to update your contact information and give consent for Arkansas public colleges and universities to review your transcripts.
The deadline to participate in
Degree Matters is February 20th!
Did you know?
Students who transfer to a university with an Associate Degree are 49% more likely to complete a Bachelor’s Degree within four years, compared to those who transfer without a degree.
Not sure if you're eligible? You can look up your last name to see if we have you on file.Search your name
Click below to learn more about the Degree Matters partner colleges and universities.
- Arkansas Northeastern College
- Arkansas State University
- ASU - Beebe
- ASU - Mountain Home
- ASU - Newport
- Arkansas Tech University
- Black River Technical College
- College of the Ouachitas
- Cossatot Community College of the UA
- East Arkansas Community College
- Henderson State University
- Mid-South Community College
- National Park Community College
- North Arkansas College
- Northwest Arkansas Community College
- Ozarka College
- Phillips Community College of the UA
- Pulaski Technical College
- Rich Mountain Community College
- South Arkansas Community College
- Southeast Arkansas College
- Southern Arkansas University
- Southern Arkansas University - Tech
- University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock
- University of Arkansas at Monticello
- UA Community College at Batesville
- UA Community College at Hope
- UA Community College at Morrilton
- University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
- University of Central Arkansas
- University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
What is an Associate's Degree?
And how would one benefit me?
This two-year degree is most commonly an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.). Some students who earn this degree transfer to a four-year program to complete a Bachelor’s Degree. Others complete Associate’s Degrees to prepare to go straight to work. In Arkansas, all community colleges and most four-year universities offer these degrees.
There are many benefits to having an Associate’s Degree including increased salary and career opportunities. Arkansans with Associate’s Degrees earn on average $27,600 annually, compared to $12,500 for those with a high school diploma or less. That adds up to more than $400,000 additional dollars over a lifetime. Also, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science completers are not required to take additional freshmen or sophomore level general education courses after transferring to a four-year university. This means you can complete your Bachelor’s Degree in less time.Read More »
Learn more about DegreeMatters
Degree Matters is an initiative to increase the number of Arkansans with Associate’s Degrees. There are approximately 6,000 Arkansans that have completed at least 75% of the courses required to earn an Associate’s Degree. Candidates for whom we have contact information will be notified via mail and/or email. You also have the option to search for your name on the Degree Matters website and, if a matching name is found, submit an inquiry for further instructions.Read More »
Average Starting Salaries of Popular Associate & Bachelor Degrees
- Aircraft Powerplant Tech $46K
- Registered Nurse $43K
- Respiratory Care Therapy $40K
- Emergency Medical Tech $38K
- HVAC Maintenance Tech $28K
- Licensed Practical Nurse $29K