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Basic Certificates in Public Administration

152 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in public admin. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 53% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.3% of public admin graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Public Admin Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 152 students earned their basic certificate in public admin. This earns it the #149 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 12,640
Bachelor’s Degree 3,195
Graduate Certificate 933
Doctor’s Degree 369
Basic Certificate 152
Associate’s Degree 138
Undergraduate Certificate 17

Earnings of Public Admin 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 public admin students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in public admin. About 55.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 68
Women 84
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Public Admin

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 27
Hispanic or Latino 40
White 69
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 9
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Admin Basic Certificate Students

There are 22 colleges that offer a basic certificate in public admin. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Central Texas College

Killeen, Texas
37 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for public admin students seekinga basic certificate is Central Texas College. Each year, around 16,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their basic certificate in public admin from Central Texas College. Of these students, 14% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

23 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in public admin. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their basic certificate in public admin from ASU - Downtown Phoenix. Of these students, 61% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

San Antonio College

San Antonio, Texas
21 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their basic certificate is San Antonio College. Each year, around 17,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 basic certificates were handed out to public admin majors at San Antonio College. About 81% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

CUNY Hunter College

New York, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Hunter College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public admin. Roughly 23,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their basic certificate in public admin from Hunter. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

16 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public admin. Roughly 28,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

The public admin program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 16 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 69% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public admin. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their basic certificate in public admin from IUPUI. About 50% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their basic certificate is CUNY Graduate School and University Center. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,930 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 basic certificates were handed out to public admin majors at The Graduate Center. Of these students, 100% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, Texas
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tyler Junior College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in public admin. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The public admin program at Tyler Junior College awarded 5 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#9

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their basic certificate is South Texas College. Roughly 31,900 attend the school each year. The public admin program at South Texas College awarded 4 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Liberty University. Roughly 79,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 basic certificates were handed out to public admin majors at Liberty University. Of these students, 25% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Providence College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public admin. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,490 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,660 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their basic certificate in public admin from Providence.

#11

Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Frederick Community College. The public admin program at Frederick Community College awarded 2 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Fayetteville Technical Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public admin. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to public admin majors at FTCC.

#13

Lamar Institute of Technology

Beaumont, Texas
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Lamar Institute of Technology is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in public admin. The public admin program at Lamar Institute of Technology awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
1 Yearly Graduations

Bridgewater State University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in public admin. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $910 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $1,675 per year.

The public admin program at Bridgewater State University awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, Texas
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

St. Mary's University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in public admin. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,170 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in public admin from St. Mary's.

#13

Golden Gate University - San Francisco

San Francisco, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for public admin majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Golden Gate University - San Francisco. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,840 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,620 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to public admin majors at Golden Gate University - San Francisco. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Human Services 1,019
Social Work 545
Other Public Administration 190
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.

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