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11,065 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This degree is more popular with female students, and about 45% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of business support graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Support Majors

In 2020-2021, 11,065 earned their basic certificate in business support. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in business support at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 11,065
Undergraduate Certificate 4,211
Associate Degree 3,471
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 55.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,948
Women 6,117

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 295
Black or African American 2,472
Hispanic or Latino 1,796
White 5,620
International Students 58
Other Races/Ethnicities 824

Business Support Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Customer Service Support 4,585
General Administrative Assistant 2,290
Business & Office Technology 2,053
Executive Assistant 1,057
General Office & Clerical Services 564

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 40,893
Accounting 13,126
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,576
Human Resource Management 3,373
Finance & Financial Management 3,329


*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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