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Basic Certificates in Economics

33 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 21.2% of economics graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Economics Majors

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 33 students earned their basic certificate in economics. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in economics at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 39,397
Master’s Degree 4,803
Associate Degree 3,446
Doctor’s Degree 1,248
Graduate Certificate 122
Basic Certificate 33
Undergraduate Certificate 6

Earnings of Economics Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for economics majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

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

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in economics. About 54.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 18
Women 15

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 12
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Economics Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Economics 23
Applied Economics 3
International Economics 3
Other Economics 3
Development Economics 1


*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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