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Undergraduate Certificates in Human Services

505 Yearly Graduations
$30,150 Median Salary
$12,635 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in human services is offered at 68 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 60% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.6% of human services graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Human Services Majors

In 2018-2019, 505 earned their undergraduate certificate in human services. This earns it the #65 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in human services is $30,150. 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 $28,325 and the high is $31,975.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in human services is $12,635. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $16,846 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,635.

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The median monthly payment of a human services graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $131.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in human services. About 85.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 75
Women 430
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Human Services

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 33
Black or African American 105
Hispanic or Latino 137
White 187
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 40
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Services Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 68 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in human services. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Fresno City College

Fresno, California
100 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fresno City College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for human services majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 24,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human services program at Fresno City College awarded 100 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
45 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Quinsigamond Community College. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 undergraduate certificates were handed out to human services majors at Quinsigamond Community College. About 87% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota
36 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Area Technical Institute is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in human services. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 undergraduate certificates were handed out to human services majors at LATI. Of these students, 89% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Bryant & Stratton College - Online

Orchard Park, New York
32 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bryant & Stratton College - Online is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in human services. Each year, around 5,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 undergraduate certificates were handed out to human services majors at Bryant & Stratton College - Online. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#5

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, Washington
31 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Tacoma Community College. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. The human services program at Tacoma Community College awarded 31 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 74% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
26 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Philadelphia comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in human services. Each year, around 15,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 undergraduate certificates were handed out to human services majors at Community College of Philadelphia. About 88% of this group were women, and 92% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Cypress College

Cypress, California
20 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cypress College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in human services. Each year, around 15,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human services program at Cypress College awarded 20 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#8

San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino, California
16 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Bernardino Valley College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in human services. Roughly 14,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 undergraduate certificates were handed out to human services majors at San Bernardino Valley College. Around 88% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#9

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Honolulu Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in human services. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their undergraduate certificate in human services from Honolulu CC. Of these students, 69% were women and 85% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saddleback College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in human services. Roughly 19,700 attend the school each year. The human services program at Saddleback College awarded 11 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 82% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Rosa Junior College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in human services. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 undergraduate certificates were handed out to human services majors at SRJC. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#10

Folsom Lake College

Folsom, California
11 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Folsom Lake College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in human services. Roughly 8,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 undergraduate certificates were handed out to human services majors at Folsom Lake. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#10

Urban College of Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Urban College of Boston. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their undergraduate certificate in human services from Urban College of Boston. Around 91% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#14

College of the Sequoias

Visalia, California
10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is College of the Sequoias. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 undergraduate certificates were handed out to human services majors at College of the Sequoias. About 100% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Metropolitan Community College

Omaha, Nebraska
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in human services. Roughly 14,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 undergraduate certificates were handed out to human services majors at MCC. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#16

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Southern Maine Community College. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their undergraduate certificate in human services from SMCC. About 78% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Pine Technical & Community College

Pine City, Minnesota
9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Pine Technical & Community College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 undergraduate certificates were handed out to human services majors at Pine Technical & Community College. Of these students, 100% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Cabrillo College

Aptos, California
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Cabrillo College. Roughly 11,000 attend the school each year. The human services program at Cabrillo College awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 89% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Hawaii Maui College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in human services. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human services program at University of Hawaii Maui College awarded 8 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 88% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#19

Angelina College

Lufkin, Texas
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Angelina College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in human services. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The human services program at Angelina College awarded 8 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Social Work 228
Community Organization & Advocacy 40
Public Administration 17
Other Public Administration 5

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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