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111 Yearly Graduations
$28,000 Median Salary
$23,943 Median Debt
There are 27 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in writing. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 34% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.9% of writing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Writing Majors

In 2018-2019, 111 undergraduate certificates were awarded to writing majors. This earns it the #108 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in writing is $28,000. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $23,900 to a high of $36,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in writing is $23,943. 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, $25,477 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,000.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $248.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in writing. About 55.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 49
Women 62
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Writing

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 66
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 12
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Writing Undergraduate Certificate Students

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

#1

The Creative Circus

Atlanta, Georgia
26 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for writing students seekingan undergraduate certificate is The Creative Circus. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. The writing program at The Creative Circus awarded 26 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

17 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their 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, 17 undergraduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at UC. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#3

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Philadelphia is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in writing. Roughly 15,900 attend the school each year. The writing program at Community College of Philadelphia awarded 15 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#4

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Temple University. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

The writing program at Temple University awarded 12 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 58% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is University of New Mexico - Main Campus. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,156 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 undergraduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at UNM. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#5

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is University at Buffalo. Each year, around 31,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 undergraduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at University at Buffalo. Of these students, 30% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Virginia Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in writing. Roughly 51,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their undergraduate certificate in writing from Northern Virginia Community College. About 71% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Grossmont College

El Cajon, California
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grossmont College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in writing. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their undergraduate certificate in writing from Grossmont College. Of these students, 25% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Austin Community College District. Roughly 41,000 attend the school each year. The writing program at Austin Community College District awarded 3 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Wright State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 12,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,298 per year.

The writing program at Wright State University - Main Campus awarded 2 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#10

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Fe Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in writing. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their undergraduate certificate in writing from SFCC. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, Utah
1 Yearly Graduations

The 12th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Salt Lake Community College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 undergraduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at Salt Lake Community College.

#12

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in writing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in writing from SRU.

#12

Seton Hill University

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Seton Hill University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,306 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,652 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 undergraduate certificates were handed out to writing majors at Seton Hill.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General English Literature 330
Other English Literature 28

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.

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