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Basic Certificates in Finance & Financial Management

3,125 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 123 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in finance. 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, 0.5% of finance graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Finance Majors

In 2019-2020, 3,125 earned their basic certificate in finance. This makes it the 5th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 48,043
Master’s Degree 5,353
Basic Certificate 3,125
Graduate Certificate 897
Associate Degree 293
Undergraduate Certificate 132
Doctor’s Degree 50

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 71.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,233
Women 892

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 81
Black or African American 141
Hispanic or Latino 174
White 1,725
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 988

There are 123 colleges that offer a basic certificate in finance. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Finance Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Financial Planning & Services 2,497
Banking & Financial Support Services 338
Finance 217
Investments & Securities 49
Other Financial Management 17

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 38,749
Accounting 12,339
Business Support & Assistance 9,552
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,096
Human Resource Management 2,691


*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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