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Basic Certificate in Liberal Arts General Studies

9,669 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
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

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9,669 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 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 Certificate

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 Certificate 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


*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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