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Undergraduate Certificates in Economics

9 Yearly Graduations
$58,000 Median Salary
$13,750 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in economics is offered at 4 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 56 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Economics Majors

In 2019-2020, 9 undergraduate certificates were awarded to economics majors. This earns it the #23 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 40,046
Master’s Degree 4,493
Associate Degree 2,948
Doctor’s Degree 1,219
Graduate Certificate 102
Basic Certificate 14
Undergraduate Certificate 9

Earnings of Economics Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in economics is $58,000. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $54,800 to a high of $61,200.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in economics is $13,750. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $16,625 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $10,875.


The median monthly payment of a economics graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $143.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in economics. About 66.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6
Women 3

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

There are 4 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in economics. Learn more about the most popular 4 below:

Economics Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Economics 6
Other Economics 3


*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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