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178 Yearly Graduations
$43,800 Median Salary
$44,289 Median Debt
There are 44 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in human development. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 41% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.4% of human development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Human Development Majors

In 2018-2019, 178 graduate certificates were awarded to human development majors. This earns it the #70 spot on the list of the most popular graduate 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 Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in human development is $43,800. 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 $43,800 to a high of $43,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in human development is $44,289. 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, $46,258 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $42,320.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $516.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in human development. About 91.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 15
Women 163
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Human Development

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 84
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 18
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Development Graduate Certificate Students

There are 44 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in human development. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
24 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for human development students seekinga graduate certificate is Clemson University. Roughly 25,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their graduate certificate in human development from Clemson. About 71% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
24 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for human development students seekinga graduate certificate is Capella University. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their graduate certificate in human development from Capella University. Of these students, 96% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

23 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in human development. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 graduate certificates were handed out to human development majors at UOPX - Arizona. About 96% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
21 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Portland State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,462 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,718 per year.

The human development program at Portland State University awarded 21 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Erikson Institute

Chicago, Illinois
16 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Erikson Institute comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in human development. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their graduate certificate in human development from The Erikson Institute. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#6

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
15 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Towson University. Each year, around 22,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,902 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 graduate certificates were handed out to human development majors at Towson. Of these students, 93% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rhode Island College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in human development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,218 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,722 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in human development from RIC. About 100% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Virginia Commonwealth University. Each year, around 29,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 graduate certificates were handed out to human development majors at VCU. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#9

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Atlantic University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in human development. 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, 7 graduate certificates were handed out to human development majors at FAU. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#10

College of Staten Island CUNY

Staten Island, New York
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Staten Island CUNY comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in human development. Each year, around 12,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to human development majors at CSI. Of these students, 80% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Florida comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in human development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to human development majors at UF.

#12

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Iowa State University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in human development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

The human development program at Iowa State University awarded 3 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

University of North Alabama

Florence, Alabama
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of North Alabama. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,660 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to human development majors at UNA.

#13

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Western Kentucky University. Each year, around 18,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,802 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,140 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in human development from WKU.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in human development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,531 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to human development majors at OSU.

#13

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in human development. 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.

The human development program at University of Georgia awarded 2 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Kansas State University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in human development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,212 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to human development majors at K -State.

#18

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations

Michigan State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in human development. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

The human development program at Michigan State University awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Georgia State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,158 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,164 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in human development from Georgia State.

#18

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for human development majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Central Connecticut State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,378 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 graduate certificates were handed out to human development majors at CCSU.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 90
Family & Consumer Economics 30
General Family & Consumer Sciences 7
Housing 3
Textile & Apparel Studies 2

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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