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Basic Certificates in Liberal Arts General Studies

9,669 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in liberal arts is offered at 163 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 56% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of liberal arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts Majors

In 2018-2019, 9,669 earned their basic certificate in liberal arts. This earns it the #16 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 411,234
Undergraduate Certificate 78,686
Bachelor’s Degree 45,514
Basic Certificate 9,669
Master’s Degree 2,109
Graduate Certificate 218
Doctor’s Degree 109

Earnings of Liberal Arts Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for liberal arts majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

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 liberal arts. About 62.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,639
Women 6,030
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Liberal Arts

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 680
Black or African American 764
Hispanic or Latino 3,567
White 3,916
International Students 153
Other Races/Ethnicities 589
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Liberal Arts Basic Certificate Students

There are 163 colleges that offer a basic certificate in liberal arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, California
2,931 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for liberal arts students seekinga basic certificate is Santiago Canyon College. Roughly 11,300 attend the school each year. The liberal arts program at Santiago Canyon College awarded 2,931 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 55% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, California
1,961 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Ana College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in liberal arts. Each year, around 28,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,961 basic certificates were handed out to liberal arts majors at SAC. Of these students, 62% were women and 89% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Tri-County Technical College

Pendleton, South Carolina
917 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tri-County Technical College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in liberal arts. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 917 people received their basic certificate in liberal arts from TCTC. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

661 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Southern Crescent Technical College. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 661 basic certificates were handed out to liberal arts majors at Southern Crescent Technical College. About 85% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Clovis Community College

Fresno, California
639 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clovis Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in liberal arts. Each year, around 7,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The liberal arts program at Clovis Community College awarded 639 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 63% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Gavilan College

Gilroy, California
392 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gavilan College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in liberal arts. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 392 people received their basic certificate in liberal arts from Gavilan College. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#7

Athens Technical College

Athens, Georgia
277 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Athens Technical College. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 277 people received their basic certificate in liberal arts from Athens Technical College. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

205 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wallace Community College, Dothan comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in liberal arts. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 205 basic certificates were handed out to liberal arts majors at Wallace, Dothan. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#9

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
193 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Santa Rosa Junior College. Each year, around 20,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 193 people received their basic certificate in liberal arts from SRJC. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#10

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina
165 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

York Technical College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in liberal arts. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 165 people received their basic certificate in liberal arts from York Technical College. About 65% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg, South Carolina
110 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 people received their basic certificate in liberal arts from OCtech. Of these students, 64% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Jackson State Community College

Jackson, Tennessee
88 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jackson State Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in liberal arts. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 basic certificates were handed out to liberal arts majors at JSCC. Of these students, 78% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
77 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in liberal arts. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The liberal arts program at Central Georgia Technical College awarded 77 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 78% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Rappahannock Community College

Glenns, Virginia
76 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rappahannock Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The liberal arts program at Rappahannock Community College awarded 76 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 51% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

College of the Siskiyous

Weed, California
72 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Siskiyous is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 people received their basic certificate in liberal arts from College of the Siskiyous. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

#16

Isothermal Community College

Spindale, North Carolina
64 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Isothermal Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 basic certificates were handed out to liberal arts majors at ICC. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#17

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina
62 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midlands Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in liberal arts. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 people received their basic certificate in liberal arts from MTC. About 61% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
58 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 44,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

The liberal arts program at Purdue University - Main Campus awarded 58 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 74% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina
45 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Trident Technical College. Each year, around 12,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The liberal arts program at Trident Technical College awarded 45 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 76% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Las Positas College

Livermore, California
39 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Las Positas College. Roughly 8,900 attend the school each year. The liberal arts program at Las Positas College awarded 39 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

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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