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Undergraduate Certificates in Public Administration

17 Yearly Graduations
$21,600 Median Debt
29% Women
An undergraduate certificate in public admin is offered at 7 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Public Admin Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 students earned their undergraduate certificate in public admin. This makes it the 189th most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

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 Undergraduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for public admin majors with their undergraduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in public admin is $21,600. 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, $21,600 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,600.

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The median monthly payment of a public admin graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $224.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in public admin. About 70.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 12
Women 5
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Public Admin

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 9
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Admin Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 7 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in public admin. Learn more about the most popular 7 below:

#1

Central Texas College

Killeen, Texas
13 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for public admin students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Central Texas College. Each year, around 16,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 undergraduate certificates were handed out to public admin majors at Central Texas College. Of these students, 8% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lorain County Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in public admin. The public admin program at Lorain County Community College awarded 3 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Maryland - Baltimore County is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in public admin. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,704 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,862 per year.

The public admin program at University of Maryland - Baltimore County awarded 1 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. 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 public admin that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Human Services 505
Social Work 228
Community Organization & Advocacy 40
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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