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2,611 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in HR is offered at 150 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 42% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.1% of HR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HR Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,611 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 11,757
Master’s Degree 8,943
Basic Certificate 2,611
Graduate Certificate 1,510
Associate’s Degree 1,241
Undergraduate Certificate 444
Doctor’s Degree 317

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

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for HR students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in HR. About 75.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 639
Women 1,972
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in HR

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 54
Black or African American 608
Hispanic or Latino 344
White 1,160
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 417
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of HR Basic Certificate Students

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

788 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for HR majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

The HR program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 788 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
110 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HR. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 people received their basic certificate in HR from Ivy Tech Community College. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

104 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HR. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

The HR program at Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis awarded 104 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 64% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

85 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Northwestern Technical College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HR. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 basic certificates were handed out to HR majors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#5

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
80 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Each year, around 51,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 people received their basic certificate in HR from UMN Twin Cities. Of these students, 75% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

77 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Southern Crescent Technical College. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 basic certificates were handed out to HR majors at Southern Crescent Technical College. Of these students, 74% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
65 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Southern New Hampshire University. Roughly 113,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 basic certificates were handed out to HR majors at SNHU. About 83% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Phoenix - California

Costa Mesa, California
62 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - California is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HR. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 basic certificates were handed out to HR majors at UOPX - California. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#9

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
53 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HR. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 basic certificates were handed out to HR majors at CGTC. About 85% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
47 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Post University. Each year, around 10,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,258 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

The HR program at Post University awarded 47 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 79% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
45 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
98% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Atlanta Technical College. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HR program at Atlanta Technical College awarded 45 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 76% of this group were women, and 98% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

38 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Georgia Technical College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HR. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their basic certificate in HR from West Georgia Technical College. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#12

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
38 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Savannah Technical College. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HR program at Savannah Technical College awarded 38 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#12

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona
38 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Phoenix College. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their basic certificate in HR from Phoenix College. Of these students, 82% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
37 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gwinnett Technical College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HR. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HR program at Gwinnett Technical College awarded 37 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
36 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Champlain College. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their basic certificate in HR from Champlain. Of these students, 69% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
32 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Waukesha County Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HR. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 basic certificates were handed out to HR majors at WCTC. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#17

Clark College

Vancouver, Washington
32 Yearly Graduations
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Clark College. The HR program at Clark College awarded 32 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

32 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio University - Athens Campus is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HR. Each year, around 27,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,444 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 basic certificates were handed out to HR majors at OHIO Athens. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

#20

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
30 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chattahoochee Technical College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HR. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The HR program at Chattahoochee Technical College awarded 30 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

HR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Human Resources Management 2,471
Labor & Industrial Relations 43
Human Resources Development 41
Organizational Behavior Studies 29
Other Human Resources Management 18

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 34,964
Accounting 12,037
Business Support & Assistance 10,337
Entrepreneurial Studies 3,572
Finance & Financial Management 2,713

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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