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2,657 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in general business is offered at 175 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 49% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.3% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,657 students earned their basic certificate in general business. This earns it the #40 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 25,818
Associate’s Degree 17,723
Master’s Degree 9,486
Basic Certificate 2,657
Undergraduate Certificate 2,017
Graduate Certificate 492
Doctor’s Degree 258

Earnings of General Business Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for general business majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for general business majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in general business. About 56.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,161
Women 1,496
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in General Business

The racial-ethnic distribution of general business basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 302
Black or African American 198
Hispanic or Latino 675
White 1,202
International Students 87
Other Races/Ethnicities 193
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Business Basic Certificate Students

There are 175 colleges that offer a basic certificate in general business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

681 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for general business students seekinga basic certificate is The University of Texas at Austin. Roughly 51,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

The general business program at The University of Texas at Austin awarded 681 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 57% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
213 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general business. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 213 people received their basic certificate in general business from CNM. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#3

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles, California
157 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles City College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general business. Roughly 14,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 157 people received their basic certificate in general business from Los Angeles City College. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#4

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
149 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general business. Each year, around 44,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 149 people received their basic certificate in general business from UW - Madison. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

#5

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, California
120 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Long Beach City College. Each year, around 24,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at Long Beach City College awarded 120 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#6

North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
97 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Hennepin Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general business. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 people received their basic certificate in general business from North Hennepin Community College. Of these students, 58% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Tunxis Community College

Farmington, Connecticut
81 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Tunxis Community College. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 basic certificates were handed out to general business majors at Tunxis Community College. About 58% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Asnuntuck Community College

Enfield, Connecticut
55 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Asnuntuck Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general business. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 basic certificates were handed out to general business majors at ACC. About 13% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
54 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Boise State University. Each year, around 26,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,532 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,110 per year.

The general business program at Boise State University awarded 54 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 65% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton, California
45 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Delta College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general business. Roughly 18,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 basic certificates were handed out to general business majors at Delta. Of these students, 58% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

38 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

James A Rhodes State College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general business. Roughly 3,600 attend the school each year. The general business program at James A Rhodes State College awarded 38 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 66% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Chabot College

Hayward, California
34 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Chabot College. Each year, around 13,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at Chabot College awarded 34 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 88% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#13

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona
33 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Phoenix College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general business. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 basic certificates were handed out to general business majors at Phoenix College. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#14

MiraCosta College

Oceanside, California
32 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

MiraCosta College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general business. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at MiraCosta College awarded 32 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 28% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa, Oklahoma
30 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general business. Roughly 16,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 basic certificates were handed out to general business majors at Tulsa Community College. Of these students, 10% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, Texas
30 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Del Mar College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general business. Each year, around 12,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their basic certificate in general business from DMC. Of these students, 77% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
28 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Quinsigamond Community College. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The general business program at Quinsigamond Community College awarded 28 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#17

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway, South Carolina
28 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Each year, around 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 basic certificates were handed out to general business majors at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Of these students, 71% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill, California
28 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Diablo Valley College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general business. Each year, around 19,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at Diablo Valley College awarded 28 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, California
28 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Allan Hancock College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general business. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at Allan Hancock College awarded 28 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to general business that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 34,964
Accounting 12,037
Business Support & Assistance 10,337
Entrepreneurial Studies 3,572
Finance & Financial Management 2,713

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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