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Undergraduate Certificate in Liberal Arts General Studies

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Undergraduate Certificate in Liberal Arts General Studies

65,701 Yearly Graduations
$24,300 Median Salary
$10,464 Median Debt
In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 52% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.4% of liberal arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts Majors

In 2017-2018, 65,701 undergraduate certificate were awarded to liberal arts majors. 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 Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in liberal arts is $24,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $20,000 and the high is $28,750.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in liberal arts is $10,464. 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, $13,719 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,312.


The median monthly payment of a liberal arts graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $108.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in liberal arts. About 60.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 26,091
Women 39,610
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in Liberal Arts

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5,461
Black or African American 4,162
Hispanic or Latino 21,773
White 27,288
International Students 2,261
Other Races/Ethnicities 4,756
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Liberal Arts Undergraduate 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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