What Is the Top School for an Associate's Degree in Gerontology?

In an aging society, career opportunities are rapidly expanding for graduates of associate's degree programs in gerontology. Find out why Portland Community College is the top U.S. school for earning an associate's degree in gerontology. Schools offering Gerontology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Top School for an Associate's Degree in Gerontology

Before choosing a school, students interested in earning an associate's degree in gerontology should consider a program's format and course availability. It may also be important to seek programs that offer internships and fieldwork in a student's area of interest.

Portland Community College in Oregon

At Portland Community College's (PCC) Sylvania campus, students can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Gerontology. PCC was chosen as a top school for earning this degree because of its program options: in addition to the AAS, PCC offers career pathway certificates that prepare students for specific careers in gerontology. Both the certificate and AAS degree programs can be earned on campus or online.

  • Associate of Applied Science in Gerontology
  • Gerontology Activity Assistant, Consultant or Director Certificate
  • Gerontology Advanced Behavioral and Cognitive Care Certificate
  • Gerontology End of Life Care and Support Certificate
  • Gerontology Certificate
  • Horticultural Therapy Certificate

Ten Schools with Associate's Degrees in Gerontology

College/University Institution Type LocationEstimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
Anne Arundel Community College 2-year, Public Arnold, MD$8,000
BridgeValley Community & Technical College 2-year, Public South Charleston, WV$5,000
Madonna University 4-year, Private Livonia, MI$22,000
Manchester University 4-year, Private North Manchester, IN$33,000
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College 2-year, Public Green Bay, WI$4,500
Northern State University 4-year, Public Aberdeen, SD$8,500
Thomas More College 4-year, Private Crestview Hills, KY$31,000
Mid-State Technical College2-year, PublicWisconsin Rapids, WI$4,000
Ohio Dominican University4-year, PrivateColumbus, OH$31,000
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College2-year, PublicShell Lake, WI$5,000

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education

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  • Northern State University

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    • South Dakota: Aberdeen
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

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    • Wisconsin: Green Bay
  • Manchester University

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    • Indiana: North Manchester
  • Madonna University

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    • Michigan: Livonia
  • Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

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    • West Virginia: South Charleston
  • Thomas More College

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    • Kentucky: Crestview Hills
  • Portland Community College

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    • Oregon: Portland