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198 Yearly Graduations
$34,200 Median Salary
$19,500 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in public relations is offered at 27 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 27% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 19.7% of public relations graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Public Relations Majors

In 2018-2019, 198 earned their undergraduate certificate in public relations. This makes it the 92nd most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in public relations at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 16,785
Master’s Degree 2,249
Associate’s Degree 402
Basic Certificate 401
Undergraduate Certificate 198
Graduate Certificate 101
Doctor’s Degree 20

Earnings of Public Relations Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in public relations is $34,200. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $32,200 to a high of $36,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in public relations is $19,500. 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, $22,250 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,500.

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The median monthly payment of a public relations graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $202.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in public relations. About 63.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 72
Women 126
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Public Relations

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 19
White 103
International Students 39
Other Races/Ethnicities 10
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Relations Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 27 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in public relations. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

64 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for public relations students seekingan undergraduate certificate is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Each year, around 39,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 undergraduate certificates were handed out to public relations majors at UC. About 81% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Miami Ad School - New York

Astoria, New York
44 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for public relations majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Miami Ad School - New York. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their undergraduate certificate in public relations from Miami Ad School - New York. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#2

Miami Ad School - Wynwood

Miami, Florida
44 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Ad School - Wynwood comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in public relations. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 undergraduate certificates were handed out to public relations majors at Miami Ad School - Wynwood. About 66% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Miami Ad School - San Francisco

San Francisco, California
22 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for public relations majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Miami Ad School - San Francisco. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 undergraduate certificates were handed out to public relations majors at Miami Ad School - San Francisco. Of these students, 55% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for public relations majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is University of Florida. Each year, around 52,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their undergraduate certificate in public relations from UF. Of these students, 80% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in public relations. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 undergraduate certificates were handed out to public relations majors at Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#7

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for public relations majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Milwaukee Area Technical College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 undergraduate certificates were handed out to public relations majors at MATC. Of these students, 100% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Palomar College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in public relations. Roughly 23,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 undergraduate certificates were handed out to public relations majors at Palomar College.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Sinclair Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in public relations. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their undergraduate certificate in public relations from Sinclair Community College.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to public relations that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Radio, TV & Digital Communication 631
Communication & Media Studies 111
Journalism 34
Other Communication & Journalism 14

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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