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Undergraduate Certificates in General Business/Commerce

1,440 Yearly Graduations
$11,830 Median Salary
$21,418 Median Debt
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 45% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.3% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 1,440 students earned their undergraduate certificate in general business. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in general business at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 24,850
Associate Degree 17,867
Master’s Degree 8,488
Basic Certificate 2,748
Undergraduate Certificate 1,440
Graduate Certificate 402
Doctor’s Degree 247

Earnings of General Business Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in general business is $11,830. 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. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $11,830 to a high of $11,830.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in general business is $21,418. 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, $25,387 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $14,925.


The median monthly payment of a general business graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $194.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in general business. About 56.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 625
Women 815

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 76
Black or African American 141
Hispanic or Latino 356
White 712
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 122

General Business Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Business & Commerce 479

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,845
Accounting 4,263
Business Support & Assistance 4,211
Hospitality Management 852
Marketing 516


*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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