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Undergraduate Certificates in General Education

112 Yearly Graduations
$21,200 Median Salary
$4,500 Median Debt
There are 21 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in education. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 26% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Education Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 112 students earned their undergraduate certificate in education. This earns it the #106 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in education is $21,200. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $21,200 to a high of $21,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in education is $4,500. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $4,500 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $4,500.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $47.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in education. About 83.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 18
Women 94
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Education

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 74
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 10
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 21 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Teachers College of San Joaquin

Stockton, California
65 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
25% 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 undergraduate 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 people received their undergraduate certificate in education from Teachers College of San Joaquin. Of these students, 77% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg, West Virginia
13 Yearly Graduations
92% Women

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in education. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 undergraduate certificates were handed out to education majors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

#2

New Mexico Junior College

Hobbs, New Mexico
13 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is New Mexico Junior College. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their undergraduate certificate in education from New Mexico Junior College. Of these students, 92% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Cumberland County College

Vineland, New Jersey
9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cumberland County College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in education. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their undergraduate certificate in education from Cumberland County College. About 100% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Bloomfield College

Bloomfield, New Jersey
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Bloomfield College. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,310 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,840 per year.

The education program at Bloomfield College awarded 7 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Niagara County Community College

Sanborn, New York
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Niagara County Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in education. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their undergraduate certificate in education from Niagara County Community College. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in education. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in education from KTC McAlester.

1 Yearly Graduations

The 7th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Eastern Maine Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in education from Eastern Maine Community College.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,893
Teacher Education Subject Specific 622
Teaching Assistant/Aide 354
Special Education 301
Teaching English or French 83

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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