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Undergraduate Certificates in General Psychology

3 Yearly Graduations
$32,750 Median Salary
$19,496 Median Debt
There are 9 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in psychology. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 67% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Psychology Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 students earned their undergraduate certificate in psychology. This makes it the 233rd most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in psychology is $32,750. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $31,750 to a high of $34,500.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in psychology is $19,496. 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, $20,750 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $15,252.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $202.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in psychology. About 66.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1
Women 2
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Psychology

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

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

There are 9 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in psychology. Learn more about the most popular 9 below:

#1

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, New Jersey
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Thomas Edison State University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for psychology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 10,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,926 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,024 per year.

The psychology program at Thomas Edison State University awarded 2 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in psychology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,214 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,792 per year.

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

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 15
Other Psychology 11
Child Development & Psychology 10

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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