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10,337 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 588 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in business support. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 47% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of business support graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Support Majors

In 2018-2019, 10,337 earned their basic certificate in business support. 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 10,337
Undergraduate Certificate 4,663
Associate’s Degree 4,111
Bachelor’s Degree 372

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 66.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,461
Women 6,876
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Business Support

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 435
Black or African American 1,867
Hispanic or Latino 2,154
White 4,930
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 901
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Business Support Basic Certificate Students

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

1,019 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for business support majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,019 people received their basic certificate in business support from Sinclair Community College. Of these students, 33% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
837 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business support. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 837 people received their basic certificate in business support from CGTC. Of these students, 49% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
830 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rio Salado College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business support. Each year, around 19,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The business support program at Rio Salado College awarded 830 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 57% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado
813 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for business support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pueblo Community College. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 813 people received their basic certificate in business support from Pueblo Community College. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

250 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for business support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 250 basic certificates were handed out to business support majors at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Of these students, 94% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

California Technical Academy

Riverside, California
206 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for business support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is California Technical Academy. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The business support program at California Technical Academy awarded 206 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 14% were women and 85% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, California
180 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for business support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Santa Ana College. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. The business support program at Santa Ana College awarded 180 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 90% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

145 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for business support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Rasmussen University - Florida. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 145 people received their basic certificate in business support from Rasmussen University - Florida. About 78% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

127 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Kentucky Community and Technical College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in business support. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The business support program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College awarded 127 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

122 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for business support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central Louisiana Technical Community College. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 122 basic certificates were handed out to business support majors at Central Louisiana Technical Community College. Of these students, 94% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Rasmussen University - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
120 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rasmussen University - Minnesota comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in business support. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The business support program at Rasmussen University - Minnesota awarded 120 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#12

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, California
118 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for business support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Santiago Canyon College. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 118 people received their basic certificate in business support from SCC. About 59% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

109 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maysville Community and Technical College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business support. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 people received their basic certificate in business support from Maysville Community and Technical College. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 99% were women.

#14

Lake Land College

Mattoon, Illinois
102 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Land College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in business support. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The business support program at Lake Land College awarded 102 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

101 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in business support. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 101 people received their basic certificate in business support from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. About 32% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, Illinois
90 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

William Rainey Harper College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in business support. Each year, around 13,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 basic certificates were handed out to business support majors at Harper College. About 53% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
85 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business support. Each year, around 47,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 basic certificates were handed out to business support majors at Valencia College. Of these students, 92% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
84 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Rosa Junior College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business support. Each year, around 19,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The business support program at Santa Rosa Junior College awarded 84 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#19

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
80 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Green River College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in business support. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 people received their basic certificate in business support from GRC. About 90% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Peninsula College

Port Angeles, Washington
75 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Peninsula College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in business support. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 basic certificates were handed out to business support majors at Peninsula College. About 96% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Business Support Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Administrative Assistant 2,938
Customer Service Support 2,896
Business & Office Technology 1,689
Executive Assistant 1,105
General Office & Clerical Services 1,094

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 34,964
Accounting 12,037
Entrepreneurial Studies 3,572
Finance & Financial Management 2,713
Business & Commerce 2,657

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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