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2,528 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 175 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in general business. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 57% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.6% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 2,528 students earned their basic certificate in general business. This earns it the #6 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 24,866
Associate Degree 17,132
Master’s Degree 8,782
Basic Certificate 2,528
Undergraduate Certificate 1,693
Graduate Certificate 481
Doctor’s Degree 267

Earnings of General Business Majors With Basic Certificates

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for general business students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in general business. About 58.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,061
Women 1,467

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 203
Black or African American 167
Hispanic or Latino 948
White 1,005
International Students 41
Other Races/Ethnicities 164

There are 175 colleges that offer a basic certificate in general business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

General Business Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Business & Commerce 2,528

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 38,749
Accounting 12,339
Business Support & Assistance 9,552
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,096
Finance & Financial Management 3,125


*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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