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Graduate Certificates in Urban Studies

149 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in urban studies. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 21 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 4.7% of urban studies graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Urban Studies Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 149 students earned their graduate certificate in urban studies. This makes it the 80th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in urban studies at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,102
Master’s Degree 331
Graduate Certificate 149
Doctor’s Degree 38
Associate’s Degree 20
Basic Certificate 7

Earnings of Urban Studies Majors With Graduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for urban studies majors with their graduate 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 men than women pursue graduate certificates in urban studies. About 73.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 110
Women 39
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Urban Studies

The racial-ethnic distribution of urban studies graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 107
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 10
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Urban Studies Graduate Certificate Students

There are 14 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in urban studies. Learn more about the most popular 14 below:

#1

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
108 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for urban studies students seekinga graduate certificate is University of Utah. Each year, around 32,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 108 people received their graduate certificate in urban studies from U of U. About 19% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

San Jose State University

San Jose, California
18 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jose State University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in urban studies. Each year, around 36,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 graduate certificates were handed out to urban studies majors at San Jose State. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#3

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is College of Charleston. Roughly 10,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $70 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $70 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in urban studies from C of C. About 25% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University at Albany

Albany, New York
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Albany comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in urban studies. Each year, around 17,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The urban studies program at University at Albany awarded 5 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#5

The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York, New York
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is The Graduate Center, CUNY. 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, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to urban studies majors at The Graduate Center. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Tufts University

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

Tufts University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in urban studies. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,724 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to urban studies majors at Tufts. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#6

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Georgia State University. Roughly 35,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,158 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,164 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in urban studies from Georgia State. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#8

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Georgia is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in urban studies. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

The urban studies program at University of Georgia awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for urban studies majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Nebraska at Omaha. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,224 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,558 per year.

The urban studies program at University of Nebraska at Omaha awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
1 Yearly Graduations

Virginia Tech is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in urban studies. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

The urban studies program at Virginia Tech awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to urban studies that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Geography & Cartography 827
International Relations & Security 326
Political Science & Government 129
Criminology 98
Economics 83

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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