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Basic Certificates in Economics

12 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in economics is offered at 18 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 17% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.3% of economics graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Economics Majors

In 2018-2019, 12 basic certificates were awarded to economics majors. This makes it the 27th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in economics at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 40,355
Master’s Degree 4,391
Associate’s Degree 2,228
Doctor’s Degree 1,225
Graduate Certificate 83
Basic Certificate 12
Undergraduate Certificate 3

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

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in economics. About 83.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 10
Women 2
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Economics

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 9
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Economics Basic Certificate Students

There are 18 colleges that offer a basic certificate in economics. Learn more about the most popular 18 below:


University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for economics students seekinga basic certificate is University of Massachusetts Amherst. Roughly 31,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 basic certificates were handed out to economics majors at UMass Amherst. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.


Palomar College

San Marcos, California
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palomar College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in economics. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their basic certificate in economics from Palomar College.


University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1 Yearly Graduations

The 3rd most popular school in the country for economics majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,361 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,027 per year.

The economics program at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Economics Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Applied Economics 8
General Economics 4


*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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