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2,479 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in writing is offered at 103 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 41% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.9% of writing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Writing Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,479 earned their basic certificate in writing. This makes it the 44th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 7,462
Master’s Degree 3,877
Basic Certificate 2,479
Associate’s Degree 309
Graduate Certificate 240
Doctor’s Degree 151
Undergraduate Certificate 111

Earnings of Writing 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 estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in writing. About 64.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 882
Women 1,597
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Writing

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 96
Black or African American 564
Hispanic or Latino 278
White 1,397
International Students 46
Other Races/Ethnicities 98
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Writing Basic Certificate Students

There are 103 colleges that offer a basic certificate in writing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
1,922 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for writing students seekinga basic certificate is Chattahoochee Technical College. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,922 basic certificates were handed out to writing majors at Chattahoochee Technical College. Of these students, 63% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

63 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is The University of Texas at Austin. Roughly 51,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their basic certificate in writing from UT Austin. Of these students, 62% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, Georgia
53 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus Technical College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in writing. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their basic certificate in writing from Columbus Technical College. Of these students, 72% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

48 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Northwestern Technical College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in writing. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 basic certificates were handed out to writing majors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. About 69% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

40 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in writing. Roughly 32,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

The writing program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 40 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
34 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in writing. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The writing program at Central Georgia Technical College awarded 34 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 53% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

25 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Crescent Technical College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in writing. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their basic certificate in writing from Southern Crescent Technical College. About 76% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
22 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washington State University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in writing. Roughly 31,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,953 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,493 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their basic certificate in writing from Wazzu. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#9

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
19 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Savannah Technical College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in writing. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 basic certificates were handed out to writing majors at Savannah Tech. About 58% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
17 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arizona is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in writing. Roughly 44,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

The writing program at University of Arizona awarded 17 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#11

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Atlantic University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in writing. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,467 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 basic certificates were handed out to writing majors at FAU. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#11

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood, Georgia
14 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lanier Technical College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in writing. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 basic certificates were handed out to writing majors at Lanier Technical College. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

#13

Delta College

University Center, Michigan
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Delta College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in writing. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their basic certificate in writing from Delta College. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#14

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Gwinnett Technical College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 basic certificates were handed out to writing majors at GTC. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#15

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in writing. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 basic certificates were handed out to writing majors at UGA. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#16

Arizona State University - West

Glendale, Arizona
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Arizona State University - West. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,175 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their basic certificate in writing from ASU - West. Of these students, 78% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of North Dakota. Each year, around 13,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,534 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their basic certificate in writing from UND. Of these students, 62% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Utah Valley University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,122 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,513 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their basic certificate in writing from UVU. Of these students, 100% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Utah University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in writing. Roughly 11,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,006 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,574 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 basic certificates were handed out to writing majors at Southern Utah University. Of these students, 62% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Weber State University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in writing. Roughly 29,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,476 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their basic certificate in writing from WSU. Of these students, 86% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General English Literature 229
Other English Literature 152
Literature 53

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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