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Basic Certificates in Astronomy & Astrophysics

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
A basic certificate in astronomy is offered at 12 colleges in the United States. Approximately 100% of recent graduates in this major were women, and no racial-ethnic minorities were represented in this group.

Education Levels of Astronomy Majors

In 2018-2019, 1 basic certificates were awarded to astronomy majors. This earns it the #291 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 740
Master’s Degree 225
Doctor’s Degree 185
Associate’s Degree 16
Undergraduate Certificate 1
Basic Certificate 1

Earnings of Astronomy Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for astronomy 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 astronomy. About 100.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 0
Women 1
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Astronomy

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Astronomy Basic Certificate Students

There are 12 colleges that offer a basic certificate in astronomy. Learn more about the most popular 12 below:


College of San Mateo

San Mateo, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

College of San Mateo tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for astronomy majors who are seeking their basic certificate. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to astronomy majors at CSM.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to astronomy that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Chemistry 97
Physics 37
Geological & Earth Sciences 32
Atmospheric Sciences 26
Materials Sciences 9


*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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