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Undergraduate Certificates in Social Work

228 Yearly Graduations
$27,700 Median Salary
$23,125 Median Debt
There are 30 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in social work. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 52% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.3% of social work graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors

In 2018-2019, 228 undergraduate certificates were awarded to social work majors. This earns it the #89 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in social work is $27,700. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $25,100 and the high is $29,250.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in social work is $23,125. 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, $26,968 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $17,990.

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The median monthly payment of a social work graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $240.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in social work. About 89.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 25
Women 203
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Social Work

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 52
Hispanic or Latino 53
White 94
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 20
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Social Work Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 30 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in social work. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
54 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for social work students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Montclair State University. Roughly 21,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 people received their undergraduate certificate in social work from Montclair State. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#2

Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey
48 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Passaic County Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate 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 48 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Mt. Hood Community College

Gresham, Oregon
16 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Mt. Hood Community College. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their undergraduate certificate in social work from MHCC. About 94% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky
13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Kentucky University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in social work. Roughly 14,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,266 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,900 per year.

The social work program at Eastern Kentucky University awarded 13 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 69% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
13 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in social work. Roughly 23,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their undergraduate certificate in social work from COD. About 92% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
12 Yearly Graduations
92% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is The College of Saint Scholastica. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,622 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,986 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their undergraduate certificate in social work from St. Scholastica.

#7

Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, Indiana
9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana Wesleyan University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in social work. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,296 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,440 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 undergraduate certificates were handed out to social work majors at IWU. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in social work. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 undergraduate certificates were handed out to social work majors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#8

Macomb Community College

Warren, Michigan
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Macomb Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in social work. Roughly 19,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 undergraduate certificates were handed out to social work majors at Macomb Community College. Of these students, 86% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in social work. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 undergraduate certificates were handed out to social work majors at Phillips County Community College. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#8

Southern Regional Technical College

Thomasville, Georgia
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women

Southern Regional Technical College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in social work. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their undergraduate certificate in social work from Southwest Georgia Technical College. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#12

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is College of Lake County. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 undergraduate certificates were handed out to social work majors at College of Lake County. Of these students, 100% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in social work. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The social work program at City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College awarded 6 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#14

Delta College

University Center, Michigan
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Delta College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in social work. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their undergraduate certificate in social work from Delta College.

#14

Eastfield College

Mesquite, Texas
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Eastfield College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in social work. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 undergraduate certificates were handed out to social work majors at Eastfield College. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Athens Technical College

Athens, Georgia
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Athens Technical College. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 undergraduate certificates were handed out to social work majors at Athens Technical College. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#16

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Edmonds Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in social work. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 undergraduate certificates were handed out to social work majors at Edmonds Community College. Of these students, 33% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of New Mexico - Taos Campus

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is University of New Mexico - Taos Campus. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their undergraduate certificate in social work from UNM Taos. Of these students, 33% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Clackamas Community College

Oregon City, Oregon
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Clackamas Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in social work. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their undergraduate certificate in social work from Clackamas Community College.

#19

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for social work majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Boston University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their undergraduate certificate in social work from Boston U. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Human Services 505
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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