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Undergraduate Certificates in Business Support & Assistant Services

4,211 Yearly Graduations
$19,548 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
This degree is more popular with female students, and about 51% 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 2020-2021, 4,211 earned their undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in business support is $19,548. 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 $17,991 to a high of $21,171.


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, $15,080 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,567.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $56.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in business support. About 79.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 863
Women 3,348

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 218
Black or African American 813
Hispanic or Latino 871
White 1,520
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 772

Business Support Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Administrative Assistant 1,862
General Office & Clerical Services 1,478
Business & Office Technology 423
Executive Assistant 344
Other Business Operations Support 42

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,845
Accounting 4,263
Business & Commerce 1,440
Hospitality Management 852
Marketing 516


*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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