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Undergraduate Certificates in Business Support & Assistant Services

4,294 Yearly Graduations
$16,600 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 694 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in business support. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 53% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.3% of business support graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Support Majors

In 2019-2020, 4,294 earned their undergraduate certificate in business support. This makes it the 3rd most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in business support is $16,600. 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 $15,000 to a high of $18,900.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in business support is $9,500. 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, $11,611 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,753.


The median monthly payment of a business support graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $99.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in business support. About 79.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 890
Women 3,404

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 212
Black or African American 827
Hispanic or Latino 984
White 1,707
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 549

There are 694 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in business support. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Business Support Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Administrative Assistant 1,978
General Office & Clerical Services 1,321
Business & Office Technology 474
Executive Assistant 395
Other Business Operations Support 62

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 6,565
Accounting 4,579
Business & Commerce 1,693
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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