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Basic Certificates in Finance & Financial Management

3,329 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of finance graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Finance Majors

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 3,329 students earned their basic certificate in finance. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in finance at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 48,215
Master’s Degree 4,544
Basic Certificate 3,329
Graduate Certificate 1,197
Associate Degree 323
Undergraduate Certificate 127
Doctor’s Degree 43

Earnings of Finance Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

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

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in finance. About 69.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,322
Women 1,007

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 89
Black or African American 183
Hispanic or Latino 129
White 1,862
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,057

Finance Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Financial Planning & Services 2,708
Finance 277
Banking & Financial Support Services 266
Investments & Securities 58
Credit Management 10

Below are some popular majors that are similar to finance that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 40,893
Accounting 13,126
Business Support & Assistance 11,065
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,576
Human Resource Management 3,373


*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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