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Basic Certificates in Social Work

545 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 75 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in social work. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 34% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.4% of social work graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors

In 2018-2019, 545 earned their basic certificate in social work. This makes it the 93rd most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in social work at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 31,270
Bachelor’s Degree 22,681
Associate’s Degree 1,741
Doctor’s Degree 579
Basic Certificate 545
Graduate Certificate 455
Undergraduate Certificate 228

Earnings of Social Work Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for social work majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

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 social work. About 80.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 104
Women 441
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Social Work

The racial-ethnic distribution of social work basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 93
Hispanic or Latino 54
White 322
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 60
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Social Work Basic Certificate Students

There are 75 colleges that offer a basic certificate in social work. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

132 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for social work majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 people received their basic certificate in social work from Sinclair Community College. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#2

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
84 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Massachusetts Amherst. 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, 84 basic certificates were handed out to social work majors at UMass Amherst. Of these students, 88% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Clark State Community College

Springfield, Ohio
41 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clark State Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in social work. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 basic certificates were handed out to social work majors at Clark State Community College. About 83% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
35 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in social work. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their basic certificate in social work from Pima County Community College District. About 69% of this group were women, and 66% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

24 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis. 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, 24 people received their basic certificate in social work from IUPUI. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#6

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
20 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Roughly 11,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,361 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,027 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their basic certificate in social work from UW - Eau Claire. About 95% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
17 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Atlantic University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in social work. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,467 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 basic certificates were handed out to social work majors at FAU. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#8

Lakeland Community College

Kirtland, Ohio
15 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lakeland Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in social work. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 basic certificates were handed out to social work majors at Lakeland. Of these students, 93% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
15 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Stout comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in social work. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,014 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,155 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 basic certificates were handed out to social work majors at UW - Stout. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#10

Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey
14 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Passaic County Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in social work. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The social work program at Passaic County Community College awarded 14 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 93% of this group were women, and 79% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Athens Technical College

Athens, Georgia
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Athens Technical College. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The social work program at Athens Technical College awarded 13 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#12

Clackamas Community College

Oregon City, Oregon
12 Yearly Graduations
92% Women

Clackamas Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in social work. Roughly 6,200 attend the school each year. The social work program at Clackamas Community College awarded 12 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

Cazenovia College

Cazenovia, New York
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cazenovia College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in social work. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,010 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,400 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their basic certificate in social work from Cazenovia. About 82% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Wichita State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,709 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,435 per year.

The social work program at Wichita State University awarded 11 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

11 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Northwestern Technical College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in social work. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The social work program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College awarded 11 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women

James A Rhodes State College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in social work. Roughly 3,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their basic certificate in social work from Rhodes State College.

#16

Delta College

University Center, Michigan
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Delta College. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 basic certificates were handed out to social work majors at Delta College. Of these students, 67% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Southeastern University

Lakeland, Florida
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Southeastern University. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,620 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,810 per year.

The social work program at Southeastern University awarded 9 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#19

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Allegheny County comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in social work. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their basic certificate in social work from CCAC. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#20

Cedar Crest College

Allentown, Pennsylvania
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Cedar Crest College. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,774 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,287 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their basic certificate in social work from Cedar Crest. Of these students, 100% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to social work that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Human Services 1,019
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.

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