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Basic Certificate in General Business/Commerce

2,788 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 47% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.4% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

In 2017-2018, 2,788 basic certificate were awarded to general business majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in general business at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 26,316
Associate’s Degree 17,273
Master’s Degree 9,606
Basic Certificate 2,788
Undergraduate Certificate 1,629
Graduate Certificate 552
Doctor’s Degree 249

Earnings of General Business Majors With Basic Certificate

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for general business students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in general business. About 57.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,183
Women 1,605
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 311
Black or African American 183
Hispanic or Latino 699
White 1,323
International Students 96
Other Races/Ethnicities 176
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 30,259
Accounting 11,814
Business Support & Assistance 9,183
Finance & Financial Management 3,956
Entrepreneurial Studies 2,801


*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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