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9,552 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 588 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in business support. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 47% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.4% of business support graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Support Majors

In 2019-2020, 9,552 basic certificates were awarded to business support majors. This makes it the 3rd most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 9,552
Undergraduate Certificate 4,294
Associate Degree 3,542
Bachelor’s Degree 367

Earnings of Business Support Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for business support majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in business support. About 68.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,997
Women 6,555

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 295
Black or African American 1,793
Hispanic or Latino 1,964
White 4,702
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 756

There are 588 colleges that offer a basic certificate in business support. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Business Support Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Administrative Assistant 2,632
Customer Service Support 2,477
Business & Office Technology 2,354
Executive Assistant 1,026
General Office & Clerical Services 443

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 38,749
Accounting 12,339
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,096
Finance & Financial Management 3,125
Human Resource Management 2,691


*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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