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Undergraduate Certificates in General Business/Commerce

2,017 Yearly Graduations
$30,050 Median Salary
$13,224 Median Debt
There are 120 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in general business. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 44% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.8% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,017 students earned their undergraduate certificate in general business. This earns it the #4 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate 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 25,818
Associate’s Degree 17,723
Master’s Degree 9,486
Basic Certificate 2,657
Undergraduate Certificate 2,017
Graduate Certificate 492
Doctor’s Degree 258

Earnings of General Business Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in general business is $30,050. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $23,125 to a high of $45,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in general business is $13,224. 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, $20,368 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,154.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $138.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in general business. About 54.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 926
Women 1,091
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in General Business

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 166
Hispanic or Latino 496
White 1,004
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 178
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Business Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 120 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in general business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
244 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for general business students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Tarrant County College District. Roughly 50,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 244 undergraduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at Tarrant County College. Around 66% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

199 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chandler-Gilbert Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in general business. Each year, around 15,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 199 people received their undergraduate certificate in general business from Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#3

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
168 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mesa Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in general business. Roughly 20,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 168 undergraduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at Mesa Community College. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

124 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in general business. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 124 people received their undergraduate certificate in general business from IUPUI. About 69% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Glendale Community College

Glendale, Arizona
120 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Glendale Community College. Each year, around 18,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 people received their undergraduate certificate in general business from Glendale Community College. About 41% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

104 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Estrella Mountain Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in general business. Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 104 undergraduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at Estrella Mountain Community College. About 51% of this group were women, and 74% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

86 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Edison State Community College. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 people received their undergraduate certificate in general business from Edison Community College. About 71% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
83 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Indiana University - Bloomington. Roughly 43,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

The general business program at Indiana University - Bloomington awarded 83 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#9

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, Arizona
79 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Scottsdale Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in general business. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 undergraduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at Scottsdale Community College. About 37% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

72 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Paradise Valley Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in general business. Each year, around 7,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 undergraduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at Paradise Valley Community College. About 38% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona
71 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Phoenix College. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at Phoenix College awarded 71 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 46% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
61 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SOWELA Technical Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in general business. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 undergraduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at SOWELA. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#13

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Parkersburg, West Virginia
53 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. The general business program at West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded 53 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 2% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#14

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
39 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Baton Rouge Community College. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 undergraduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at BRCC. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#15

Central Arizona College

Coolidge, Arizona
38 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Arizona College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in general business. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 undergraduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at Pinal County Community College. About 37% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Riverside City College

Riverside, California
32 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Riverside City College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in general business. Roughly 21,100 attend the school each year. The general business program at Riverside City College awarded 32 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#17

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
28 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rio Salado College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in general business. Roughly 19,100 attend the school each year. The general business program at Rio Salado College awarded 28 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#17

South Mountain Community College

Phoenix, Arizona
28 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Mountain Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 4,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at South Mountain Community College awarded 28 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#19

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
26 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Louis Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in general business. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their undergraduate certificate in general business from Saint Louis Community College. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#19

Nunez Community College

Chalmette, Louisiana
26 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nunez Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in general business. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 undergraduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at Nunez Community College. Of these students, 73% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

General Business Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Business & Commerce 2,017

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 6,490
Accounting 4,885
Business Support & Assistance 4,663
Hospitality Management 1,014
Marketing 567

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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