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Basic Certificates in General Psychology

149 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in psychology. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 38% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.3% of psychology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Psychology Majors

In 2018-2019, 149 basic certificates were awarded to psychology majors. This earns it the #151 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 108,627
Associate’s Degree 14,051
Master’s Degree 6,210
Doctor’s Degree 1,672
Graduate Certificate 205
Basic Certificate 149
Undergraduate Certificate 3

Earnings of Psychology Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for psychology students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in psychology. About 83.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 24
Women 125
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Psychology

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 35
White 86
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 7
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Psychology Basic Certificate Students

There are 28 colleges that offer a basic certificate in psychology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
53 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for psychology students seekinga basic certificate is Northcentral Technical College. Roughly 6,100 attend the school each year. The psychology program at Northcentral Technical College awarded 53 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 91% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

College of San Mateo

San Mateo, California
36 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of San Mateo comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in psychology. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 basic certificates were handed out to psychology majors at CSM. About 75% of this group were women, and 72% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
19 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in psychology. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their basic certificate in psychology from Texas A&M College Station. Of these students, 79% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

17 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri State University - Springfield comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in psychology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 basic certificates were handed out to psychology majors at Missouri State. Of these students, 100% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wichita State University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in psychology. Roughly 15,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,709 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,435 per year.

The psychology program at Wichita State University awarded 11 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 73% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Palomar College

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

Palomar College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in psychology. Roughly 23,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their basic certificate in psychology from Palomar College. Of these students, 33% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

St. Joseph's College - Long Island

Patchogue, New York
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their basic certificate is St. Joseph's College - Long Island. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,590 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to psychology majors at St. Joseph's College - Long Island. About 100% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Upper Iowa University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in psychology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,810 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,060 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their basic certificate in psychology from UIU. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#8

Columbia College

Sonora, California
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Columbia College. Roughly 2,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 basic certificates were handed out to psychology majors at Columbia Junior College.

#10

Judson University

Elgin, Illinois
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Judson University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in psychology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,840 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in psychology from Judson. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#10

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for psychology majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Angelo State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,332 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,059 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to psychology majors at Angelo State. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#10

Redlands Community College

El Reno, Oklahoma
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Redlands Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in psychology. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in psychology from Redlands Community College.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 100
Other Psychology 25
Child Development & Psychology 9

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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