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Basic Certificates in Human Resource Management

2,691 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 150 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in HR. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 44% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.0% of HR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HR Majors

In 2019-2020, 2,691 basic certificates were awarded to HR majors. This makes it the 7th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,331
Master’s Degree 9,112
Basic Certificate 2,691
Graduate Certificate 1,700
Associate Degree 1,066
Undergraduate Certificate 427
Doctor’s Degree 289

Earnings of HR 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 HR majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in HR. About 80.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 529
Women 2,162

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 98
Black or African American 620
Hispanic or Latino 347
White 1,137
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 462

There are 150 colleges that offer a basic certificate in HR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

HR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Human Resources Management 2,578
Organizational Behavior Studies 32
Human Resources Development 32
Labor & Industrial Relations 30
Other Human Resources Management 14

Below are some popular majors that are similar to HR 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
Finance & Financial Management 3,125


*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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