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Basic Certificates in General Education

507 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in education. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 30% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Majors

In 2018-2019, 507 earned their basic certificate in education. This earns it the #96 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 19,995
Bachelor’s Degree 4,523
Doctor’s Degree 2,518
Associate’s Degree 2,187
Graduate Certificate 1,224
Basic Certificate 507
Undergraduate Certificate 112

Earnings of Education Majors With Basic Certificates

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 education students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in education. About 78.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 111
Women 396
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Education

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 27
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 88
White 332
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 30
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Basic Certificate Students

There are 27 colleges that offer a basic certificate in education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Teachers College of San Joaquin

Stockton, California
197 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College of San Joaquin tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for education majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,354 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,520 per year.

The education program at Teachers College of San Joaquin awarded 197 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 72% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
138 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in education. 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.

The education program at University of Wisconsin - Madison awarded 138 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#3

Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey
64 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Passaic County Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in education. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 basic certificates were handed out to education majors at PCCC. About 94% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
43 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in education. Each year, around 45,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their basic certificate in education from Purdue. About 70% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
35 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Wisconsin - Stout. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,014 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,155 per year.

The education program at University of Wisconsin - Stout awarded 35 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 74% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Klamath Community College

Klamath Falls, Oregon
10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Klamath Community College. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 basic certificates were handed out to education majors at Klamath Community College. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in education. The education program at Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester awarded 9 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

MidAmerica Nazarene University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in education. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,036 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,797 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their basic certificate in education from MNU.

#9

Great Bay Community College

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Great Bay Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in education. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to education majors at Great Bay Community College.

#10

Cumberland County College

Vineland, New Jersey
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Cumberland County College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in education. The education program at Cumberland County College awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#10

Madonna University

Livonia, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Madonna University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,930 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in education from Madonna.

#10

Cleveland Community College

Shelby, North Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations

The 10th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Cleveland Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in education from Cleveland Community College.

#10

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Wake Technical Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in education. The education program at Wake Technical Community College awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5,914
Other Education 640
Special Education 554
Teaching English or French 544
Teacher Education Subject Specific 526

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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