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Basic Certificates in Public Policy

9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in public policy. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 33% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Public Policy Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 students earned their basic certificate in public policy. This makes it the 267th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 3,219
Bachelor’s Degree 2,308
Graduate Certificate 250
Doctor’s Degree 232
Basic Certificate 9
Associate’s Degree 3

Earnings of Public Policy 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 public policy. About 88.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1
Women 8
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Public Policy

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Policy Basic Certificate Students

There are 4 colleges that offer a basic certificate in public policy. Learn more about the most popular 4 below:

#1

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for public policy majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 31,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 basic certificates were handed out to public policy majors at UMass Amherst. About 89% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Human Services 1,019
Social Work 545
Other Public Administration 190
Public Administration 152
Community Organization & Advocacy 119

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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