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Basic Certificate in Liberal Arts General Studies

3,883 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This degree is more popular with female students, and about 53% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.2% of liberal arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 3,883 students earned their basic certificate in liberal arts. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in liberal arts at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 398,527
Undergraduate Certificate 65,701
Bachelor’s Degree 45,739
Basic Certificate 3,883
Master’s Degree 2,484
Graduate Certificate 327
Doctor’s Degree 93

Earnings of Liberal Arts Majors With Basic Certificate

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for liberal arts majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in liberal arts. About 63.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,416
Women 2,467
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificate in Liberal Arts

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 217
Black or African American 338
Hispanic or Latino 1,324
White 1,694
International Students 46
Other Races/Ethnicities 264
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Liberal Arts Basic Certificate Students


*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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