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2022 Best American Sign Language Associate Degree Schools

12 Colleges in the United States
1,023 Associate Degrees
American Sign Language is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #85 most popular associate degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 12 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for American Sign Language students pursuing a associate degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,023 associate degrees in American Sign Language during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great American Sign Language School for Your Associate Degree

Best American Sign Language Associate Degree Schools Your choice of American Sign Language for getting your associate degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To take this into account we include a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The vast majority of the colleges on this list are in at least the top 52% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 682 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of associate graduates during the early years of their career. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their associate degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on American Sign Language students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other American Sign Language students want to attend this school to pursue a associate degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How much debt American Sign Language students go into to obtain their associate degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized American Sign Language related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for American Sign Language students working on their associate degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best American Sign Language Associate Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Associate Students to Study American Sign Language in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing an associate degree in American Sign Language.

10 Top Schools for an Associate in ASL

26 Annual Graduates

Lansing Community College is a good option for students pursuing an associate degree in American Sign Language. Located in the medium-sized city of Lansing, LCC is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 10th out of 43 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Michigan.

Lansing Community College is a fairly popular college to study ASL in the United States with roughly 26 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, MO
12 Annual Graduates

Saint Louis Community College is a great decision for students interested in an associate degree in American Sign Language. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, Saint Louis Community College is a public college with a large student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #266 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means Saint Louis Community College is a great college overall.

There were about 12 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at Saint Louis Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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13 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City if you wish to pursue an associate degree in American Sign Language. Located in the city of Oklahoma City, OSU-OKC is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 6th out of 24 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Oklahoma.

There were roughly 13 American Sign Language individuals who graduated with this degree at OSU-OKC in the most recent data year.

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22 Annual Graduates

Tarrant County College District is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting an associate degree in American Sign Language. Located in the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #35 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means Tarrant County College is a great college overall.

A preferred major for American Sign Language students, there were about 22 learners who graduated from this program at Tarrant County College in the most recent data year.

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10 Annual Graduates

Cincinnati State is a moderately-sized public college located in the large city of Cincinnati. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #274 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means Cincinnati State is a great college overall.

There were approximately 10 American Sign Language individuals who graduated with this degree at Cincinnati State in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in American Sign Language from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

4 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Ogden, WSU is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #217 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means WSU is a great university overall.

Weber State University is a fairly popular university to study ASL in the United States with approximately 4 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN
13 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Saint Paul, Saint Paul College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. This college ranks 28th out of 39 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were approximately 13 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at Saint Paul College in the most recent year we have data available.

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8 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Austin, Austin Community College District is a public college with a very large student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #63 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means Austin Community College District is a great college overall.

Austin Community College District is one of the most popular colleges to study ASL in the United States with approximately 8 graduates in the most recent data year.

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16 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Belleville, SWIC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. This college ranks 26th out of 59 schools for overall associate degree quality in the state of Illinois.

There were about 16 American Sign Language students who graduated with this degree at SWIC in the most recent year we have data available.

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11 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize city of Little Rock, UA Little Rock is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 31 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Arkansas.

There were roughly 11 American Sign Language individuals who graduated with this degree at UA Little Rock in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in American Sign Language from University of Arkansas at Little Rock

American Sign Language by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 17 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, American Sign Language has other similar majors worth exploring.

ASL Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Sign Language Interpretation & Translation 664
American Sign Language (ASL) 359

Majors Similar to ASL

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 1,176
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 488
East Asian Languages 156
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 27
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 20
Germanic Languages 16
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 5
Native American Languages 4
Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages 2
Classical Languages & Literature 1

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to PsiДҐedelisto. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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