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Graduate Certificate in Liberal Arts General Studies

327 Yearly Graduations
$70,100 Median Salary
$35,351 Median Debt
There are 55 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in liberal arts. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 29% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 4.3% of liberal arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts Majors

In 2017-2018, 327 earned their graduate certificate in liberal arts. This earns it the #45 spot on the list of the most popular graduate 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 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 Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in liberal arts is $70,100. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $59,325 and the high is $80,150.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in liberal arts is $35,351. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $39,812 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $30,116.

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The median monthly payment of a liberal arts graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $412.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in liberal arts. About 62.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 123
Women 204
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Liberal Arts

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 31
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 33
White 196
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 33
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Liberal Arts Graduate Certificate Students

There are 55 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in liberal arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

98 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for liberal arts students seekinga graduate certificate is Columbia University in the City of New York. Roughly 30,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,665 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,216 per year.

The liberal arts program at Columbia University in the City of New York awarded 98 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. About 56% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
86 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Northwestern University. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,120 per year.

The liberal arts program at Northwestern University awarded 86 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
33 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Utah. Roughly 32,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,997 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,988 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 33 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from U of U. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

15 Yearly Graduations
47% Women

Saint Joseph's College of Maine is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,650 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,982 per year.

The liberal arts program at Saint Joseph's College of Maine awarded 15 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year.

#5

Brenau University

Gainesville, Georgia
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brenau University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,650 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,510 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from Brenau. About 100% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Denver is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 11,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,392 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $49,392 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from U of Denver. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#6

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Iowa comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 32,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,785 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from Iowa.

#6

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Tufts University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,172 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,288 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 8 graduate certificate were handed out to liberal arts majors at Tufts. Of these students, 100% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,228 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 5 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from Texas A&M Kingsville. Of these students, 60% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland State University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 26,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,178 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 5 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from Portland State University. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is The University of Texas at Dallas. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,034 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,458 per year.

The liberal arts program at The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 5 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Regis University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 8,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,177 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 graduate certificate were handed out to liberal arts majors at Regis U. About 50% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Indiana University - Southeast

New Albany, Indiana
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Indiana University - Southeast comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,727 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,052 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from Indiana University - Southeast.

4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Methodist University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 11,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $48,364 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,896 per year.

The liberal arts program at Southern Methodist University awarded 4 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 28,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,788 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,683 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 graduate certificate were handed out to liberal arts majors at University of Oklahoma. About 50% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Memphis. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,054 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 graduate certificate were handed out to liberal arts majors at U of Memphis. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

California State University - Sacramento

Sacramento, California
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

California State University - Sacramento is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 31,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from California State University - Sacramento.

#18

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Diego State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 35,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The liberal arts program at San Diego State University awarded 3 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Connecticut comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,848 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,350 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 2 graduate certificate were handed out to liberal arts majors at UCONN.

#19

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Washington State University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,224 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from Wazzu.

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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