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Basic Certificates in Human Services

1,019 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in human services is offered at 109 colleges in the United States. 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, 0.1% of human services graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Human Services Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,019 basic certificates were awarded to human services majors. This makes it the 69th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 6,503
Associate’s Degree 4,381
Master’s Degree 1,236
Basic Certificate 1,019
Undergraduate Certificate 505
Graduate Certificate 69
Doctor’s Degree 55

Earnings of Human Services 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 estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in human services. About 84.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 154
Women 865
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Human Services

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 238
Hispanic or Latino 195
White 395
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 160
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Services Basic Certificate Students

There are 109 colleges that offer a basic certificate in human services. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

205 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for human services majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 94,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 205 people received their basic certificate in human services from UOPX - Arizona. About 94% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
100 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human services. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 people received their basic certificate in human services from Kaplan University-Indianapolis. About 93% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Erie Community College

Buffalo, New York
70 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Erie Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human services. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 basic certificates were handed out to human services majors at Erie Community College. Of these students, 76% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, Washington
41 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Tacoma Community College. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 people received their basic certificate in human services from Tacoma Community College. Of these students, 80% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Umpqua Community College

Roseburg, Oregon
31 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Umpqua Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human services. Roughly 2,400 attend the school each year. The human services program at Umpqua Community College awarded 31 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 84% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Cabrillo College

Aptos, California
30 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Cabrillo College. Each year, around 11,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their basic certificate in human services from Cabrillo College. About 87% of this group were women, and 77% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Mount Wachusett Community College

Gardner, Massachusetts
27 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Mount Wachusett Community College. Each year, around 3,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human services program at Mount Wachusett Community College awarded 27 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of Phoenix - California

Costa Mesa, California
26 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - California comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in human services. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 basic certificates were handed out to human services majors at UOPX - California. About 69% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Bristol Community College

Fall River, Massachusetts
26 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bristol Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human services. Roughly 6,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their basic certificate in human services from Bristol. Of these students, 85% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
26 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Community College of Philadelphia. Roughly 15,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their basic certificate in human services from Community College of Philadelphia. About 81% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Century College - White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
25 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Century College - White Bear Lake. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human services program at Century College - White Bear Lake awarded 25 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 84% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#12

Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter, South Carolina
24 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Carolina Technical College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human services. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their basic certificate in human services from Central Carolina. Of these students, 92% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Modesto Junior College

Modesto, California
22 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Modesto Junior College. Each year, around 18,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their basic certificate in human services from MJC. Of these students, 68% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Moreno Valley College

Moreno Valley, California
21 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moreno Valley College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in human services. Roughly 10,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their basic certificate in human services from Moreno Valley College. About 62% of this group were women, and 90% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Contra Costa College

San Pablo, California
21 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Contra Costa College. Each year, around 7,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human services program at Contra Costa College awarded 21 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, California
20 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Bakersfield College. Each year, around 26,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their basic certificate in human services from Bakersfield College. About 90% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, Rhode Island
19 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Rhode Island is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human services. Each year, around 14,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their basic certificate in human services from CCRI. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#18

Cape Cod Community College

West Barnstable, Massachusetts
18 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cape Cod Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in human services. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The human services program at Cape Cod Community College awarded 18 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 56% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Northwest Indian College

Bellingham, Washington
18 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwest Indian College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in human services. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 basic certificates were handed out to human services majors at Northwest Indian College. Around 94% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#20

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
16 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northcentral Technical College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in human services. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 basic certificates were handed out to human services majors at North Central Technical College. About 100% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Social Work 545
Other Public Administration 190
Public Administration 152
Community Organization & Advocacy 119
Public Policy 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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