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16,159 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 547 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in human development. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 63% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.2% of human development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Human Development Majors

In 2018-2019, 16,159 earned their basic certificate in human development. This earns it the #11 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 16,159
Bachelor’s Degree 13,218
Associate’s Degree 8,681
Undergraduate Certificate 3,967
Master’s Degree 1,335
Graduate Certificate 178
Doctor’s Degree 149

Earnings of Human Development 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 human development. About 96.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 536
Women 15,623
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Human Development

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,131
Black or African American 2,792
Hispanic or Latino 5,728
White 5,431
International Students 189
Other Races/Ethnicities 888
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Development Basic Certificate Students

There are 547 colleges that offer a basic certificate in human development. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
498 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

City College of San Francisco tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for human development majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 24,400 attend the school each year. The human development program at City College of San Francisco awarded 498 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 92% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#2

College of the Sequoias

Visalia, California
440 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is College of the Sequoias. Each year, around 12,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human development program at College of the Sequoias awarded 440 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 94% of this group were women, and 82% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, California
380 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Ana College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in human development. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 380 basic certificates were handed out to human development majors at SAC. Around 92% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#4

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, California
351 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Bakersfield College. Roughly 26,300 attend the school each year. The human development program at Bakersfield College awarded 351 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 87% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#5

Merritt College

Oakland, California
329 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Merritt College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in human development. Each year, around 6,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human development program at Merritt College awarded 329 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 83% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

#6

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
232 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human development. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 232 people received their basic certificate in human development from CNM. About 97% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
224 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tidewater Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in human development. Roughly 19,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 224 people received their basic certificate in human development from Tidewater Community College. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#8

Modesto Junior College

Modesto, California
198 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Modesto Junior College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human development. Roughly 18,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 198 basic certificates were handed out to human development majors at MJC. About 98% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Riverside City College

Riverside, California
181 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Riverside City College. Each year, around 21,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human development program at Riverside City College awarded 181 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 97% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

177 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Crescent Technical College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human development. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human development program at Southern Crescent Technical College awarded 177 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 97% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Norco College

Norco, California
173 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Norco College. Each year, around 11,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 173 basic certificates were handed out to human development majors at Norco College. Around 84% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#11

Los Angeles Mission College

Sylmar, California
173 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Mission College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in human development. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 173 basic certificates were handed out to human development majors at Los Angeles Mission College. About 98% of this group were women, and 84% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Los Angeles Pierce College

Woodland Hills, California
171 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Los Angeles Pierce College. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 171 people received their basic certificate in human development from Pierce College. About 95% of this group were women, and 63% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, California
162 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Valley College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human development. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 162 basic certificates were handed out to human development majors at LAVC. Of these students, 94% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
160 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palm Beach State College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human development. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human development program at Palm Beach State College awarded 160 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 97% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
157 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moorpark College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in human development. Roughly 14,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 157 people received their basic certificate in human development from Moorpark College. Of these students, 95% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill, California
156 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Diablo Valley College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human development. Each year, around 19,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 156 basic certificates were handed out to human development majors at Diablo Valley. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

#18

MiraCosta College

Oceanside, California
155 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

MiraCosta College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human development. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 155 people received their basic certificate in human development from MiraCosta College. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#18

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa, Florida
155 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Florida State College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in human development. Each year, around 15,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 155 basic certificates were handed out to human development majors at EFSC. Of these students, 99% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

151 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human development. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 151 people received their basic certificate in human development from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Of these students, 97% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Housing 557
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 346
Other Family & Human Sciences 136
Textile & Apparel Studies 122
Human Sciences Business Services 46

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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