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Basic Certificates in Human Resource Management

3,373 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 46% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.9% of HR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HR Majors

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 3,373 students earned their basic certificate in HR. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in HR at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,722
Master’s Degree 9,750
Basic Certificate 3,373
Graduate Certificate 2,089
Associate Degree 1,096
Undergraduate Certificate 479
Doctor’s Degree 278

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 80.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 671
Women 2,702

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 89
Black or African American 832
Hispanic or Latino 480
White 1,435
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 508

HR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Human Resources Management 3,163
Human Resources Development 82
Labor & Industrial Relations 42
Organizational Behavior Studies 42
Other Human Resources Management 40

Below are some popular majors that are similar to HR 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
Finance & Financial Management 3,329


*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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