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34,964 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 706 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in business administration. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 47% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.6% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34,964 students earned their basic certificate in business administration. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in business administration at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 172,408
Master’s Degree 128,188
Associate’s Degree 60,528
Basic Certificate 34,964
Undergraduate Certificate 6,490
Graduate Certificate 4,965
Doctor’s Degree 2,604

Earnings of Business Administration Majors With Basic Certificates

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

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for business administration majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in business administration. About 57.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 15,015
Women 19,949
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Business Administration

The racial-ethnic distribution of business administration basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,143
Black or African American 6,104
Hispanic or Latino 8,216
White 15,425
International Students 1,253
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,823
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Business Administration Basic Certificate Students

There are 706 colleges that offer a basic certificate in business administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
3,401 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Dade College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for business administration majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 51,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3,401 basic certificates were handed out to business administration majors at MDC. Of these students, 51% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
3,247 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Valencia College. Roughly 47,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3,247 people received their basic certificate in business administration from Valencia College. Of these students, 58% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2,728 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business administration. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. The business administration program at Broward College awarded 2,728 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

1,557 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business administration. Each year, around 94,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,557 people received their basic certificate in business administration from UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 51% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
1,129 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ivy Tech Community College. Roughly 72,600 attend the school each year. The business administration program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 1,129 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#6

Lee College

Baytown, Texas
1,103 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lee College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business administration. Roughly 7,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,103 basic certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Lee College. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

#7

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
794 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wake Technical Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business administration. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 794 basic certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Wake Technical Community College. About 68% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
792 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Front Range Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business administration. Roughly 19,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 792 basic certificates were handed out to business administration majors at FRCC. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

655 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business administration. Roughly 18,700 attend the school each year. The business administration program at Sinclair Community College awarded 655 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
500 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fayetteville Technical Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business administration. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. The business administration program at Fayetteville Technical Community College awarded 500 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
487 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tarrant County College District is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business administration. Roughly 50,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 487 people received their basic certificate in business administration from Tarrant County College. About 69% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
478 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Purdue University - Main Campus. Roughly 45,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 478 basic certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Purdue. About 29% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, California
447 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Coastline Community College. Roughly 10,800 attend the school each year. The business administration program at Coastline Community College awarded 447 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

365 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jefferson Community and Technical College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business administration. Each year, around 12,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 365 people received their basic certificate in business administration from Jefferson Community and Technical College. Of these students, 51% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

336 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gateway Community and Technical College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in business administration. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 336 basic certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Gateway. About 66% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

College of Central Florida

Ocala, Florida
333 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Central Florida is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business administration. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 333 people received their basic certificate in business administration from CF. About 68% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
316 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Florida State College at Jacksonville. Roughly 24,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 316 people received their basic certificate in business administration from FSCJ. Of these students, 63% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

303 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seminole State College of Florida comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in business administration. Roughly 17,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 303 basic certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Seminole State. Of these students, 77% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

282 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Kentucky Community and Technical College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in business administration. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 282 people received their basic certificate in business administration from West Kentucky Community and Technical College. About 76% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

University of Phoenix - California

Costa Mesa, California
279 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Phoenix - California. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 279 people received their basic certificate in business administration from UOPX - California. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

Business Administration Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 27,388
Office Administration 2,123
Supply Chain Management 1,117
Operations Management 1,070
Organizational Leadership 825

Below are some popular majors that are similar to business administration that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Accounting 12,037
Business Support & Assistance 10,337
Entrepreneurial Studies 3,572
Finance & Financial Management 2,713
Business & Commerce 2,657

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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