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Undergraduate Certificates in Business Administration & Management

6,565 Yearly Graduations
$33,600 Median Salary
$15,011 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in business administration is offered at 528 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 45% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.1% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

In 2019-2020, 6,565 earned their undergraduate certificate in business administration. This makes it the 1st most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 169,868
Master’s Degree 121,330
Associate Degree 60,445
Basic Certificate 38,749
Undergraduate Certificate 6,565
Graduate Certificate 5,311
Doctor’s Degree 2,466

Earnings of Business Administration Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in business administration is $33,600. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $26,500 and the high is $49,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in business administration is $15,011. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $24,253 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,500.

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The median monthly payment of a business administration graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $156.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in business administration. About 64.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,306
Women 4,259
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The racial-ethnic distribution of business administration undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 184
Black or African American 1,324
Hispanic or Latino 1,251
White 3,290
International Students 141
Other Races/Ethnicities 375
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There are 528 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in business administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Business Administration Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,401
Office Administration 399
Supply Chain Management 252
Retail Management 135
Interior Design Management 107

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Accounting 4,579
Business Support & Assistance 4,294
Business & Commerce 1,693
Hospitality Management 871
Marketing 574

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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