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Basic Certificate in General Business/Commerce

2,657 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
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. 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 Certificate

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 Certificate 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

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

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


*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.

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