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Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting

4,885 Yearly Graduations
$25,450 Median Salary
$12,225 Median Debt
In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 43% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.2% of accounting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,885 undergraduate certificate were awarded to accounting majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in accounting at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 53,997
Master’s Degree 20,770
Associate’s Degree 12,300
Basic Certificate 12,037
Undergraduate Certificate 4,885
Graduate Certificate 1,089
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of Accounting Majors With Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in accounting is $25,450. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $19,200 to a high of $25,700.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in accounting is $12,225. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $13,389 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,507.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $127.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in accounting. About 74.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,224
Women 3,661
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting

The racial-ethnic distribution of accounting undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 448
Black or African American 483
Hispanic or Latino 950
White 2,513
International Students 107
Other Races/Ethnicities 384
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to accounting that offer undergraduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 6,490
Business Support & Assistance 4,663
Business & Commerce 2,017
Hospitality Management 1,014
Marketing 567


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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