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Undergraduate Certificates in General Business/Commerce

1,693 Yearly Graduations
$30,050 Median Salary
$13,225 Median Debt
There are 120 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in general business. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 43% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.5% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

In 2019-2020, 1,693 undergraduate certificates were awarded to general business majors. 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 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in general business is $30,050. 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 $23,125 to a high of $45,900.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in general business is $13,225. 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.


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 52.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 809
Women 884

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 95
Black or African American 137
Hispanic or Latino 402
White 859
International Students 59
Other Races/Ethnicities 141

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

General Business Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Business & Commerce 1,693

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 6,565
Accounting 4,579
Business Support & Assistance 4,294
Hospitality Management 871
Marketing 574


*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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