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4,965 Yearly Graduations
$60,100 Median Salary
$40,982 Median Debt
There are 387 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in business administration. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 37% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.2% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,965 graduate certificates were awarded to business administration majors. This makes it the 2nd most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in business administration at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 172,408
Master’s Degree 128,188
Associate’s Degree 60,528
Basic Certificate 34,964
Undergraduate Certificate 6,490
Graduate Certificate 4,965
Doctor’s Degree 2,604

Earnings of Business Administration Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in business administration is $60,100. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $51,700 to a high of $60,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in business administration is $40,982. 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, $40,982 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $34,730.

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The median monthly payment of a business administration graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $478.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in business administration. About 52.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,347
Women 2,618
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Business Administration

The racial-ethnic distribution of business administration graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 258
Black or African American 981
Hispanic or Latino 474
White 2,299
International Students 406
Other Races/Ethnicities 547
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Business Administration Graduate Certificate Students

There are 387 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in business administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

326 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston - Downtown tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Each year, around 14,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,578 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 326 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from UH Downtown. Of these students, 62% were women and 78% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
239 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 18,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,663 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 239 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at DeVry University - Illinois. Of these students, 62% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
196 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Webster University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 9,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 196 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Webster. Of these students, 48% were women and 70% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
150 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Capella University. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

The business administration program at Capella University awarded 150 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 69% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
145 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Iowa. Roughly 31,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 145 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from Iowa. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#6

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
134 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Southern California. Roughly 48,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 134 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from USC. About 38% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
132 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washington State University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 31,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,953 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,493 per year.

The business administration program at Washington State University awarded 132 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

120 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 94,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 54% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
116 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Each year, around 17,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 116 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from WCUPA. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#10

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
114 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Champlain College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 4,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Champlain. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#11

University of Dallas

Irving, Texas
108 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Dallas is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 2,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,750 per year.

The business administration program at University of Dallas awarded 108 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 29% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
105 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Southern New Hampshire University. Each year, around 113,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

The business administration program at Southern New Hampshire University awarded 105 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#13

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
98 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Walden University. Each year, around 48,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Walden University. About 80% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
97 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Missouri State University - Springfield. Roughly 23,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Missouri State. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#15

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts
91 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Babson College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in business administration. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,608 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $89,550 per year.

The business administration program at Babson College awarded 91 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 55% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
82 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Michigan University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in business administration. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,700 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from Central Michigan. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#17

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
76 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Louisiana Tech University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in business administration. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,592 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Louisiana Tech. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

68 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 58,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The business administration program at University of Maryland Global Campus awarded 68 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 65% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
66 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Virginia - Main Campus comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in business administration. Roughly 25,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at University of Virginia. About 55% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
65 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is St Catherine University. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,948 per year.

The business administration program at St Catherine University awarded 65 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 91% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to business administration that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Human Resource Management 1,510
Management Sciences & Methods 1,451
Accounting 1,089
Finance & Financial Management 631
Entrepreneurial Studies 584

References

*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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