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Graduate Certificates in Human Resource Management

1,510 Yearly Graduations
$49,100 Median Salary
$36,550 Median Debt
There are 157 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate 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, 2.3% of HR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HR Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,510 graduate certificates were awarded to HR majors. This makes it the 2nd most popular graduate 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 Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in HR is $49,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $49,100 to a high of $49,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in HR is $36,550. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $36,550 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $36,550.

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The median monthly payment of a HR graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $426.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in HR. About 74.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 387
Women 1,123
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in HR

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 40
Black or African American 388
Hispanic or Latino 167
White 668
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 212
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of HR Graduate Certificate Students

There are 157 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in HR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

242 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
52% 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 graduate certificate. Each year, around 94,700 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 242 people received their graduate certificate in HR from UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 79% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

114 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in HR. Each year, around 28,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,788 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,583 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 people received their graduate certificate in HR from University of Oklahoma. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#3

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
79 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in HR. Roughly 18,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,663 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

The HR program at DeVry University - Illinois awarded 79 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#4

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
71 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Villanova University. Roughly 10,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,506 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 people received their graduate certificate in HR from Villanova. Of these students, 73% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
62 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in HR. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 graduate certificates were handed out to HR majors at Capella University. About 94% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

55 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in HR. Each year, around 58,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The HR program at University of Maryland Global Campus awarded 55 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
51 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Bethel University Minnesota. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,700 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 graduate certificates were handed out to HR majors at Bethel University Minnesota. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#8

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
45 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Champlain College. Each year, around 4,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 45 people received their graduate certificate in HR from Champlain. About 69% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
45 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in HR. Each year, around 48,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 people received their graduate certificate in HR from Walden University. Of these students, 87% were women and 78% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
44 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Southern New Hampshire University. Each year, around 113,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their graduate certificate in HR from SNHU. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi
39 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Belhaven University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in HR. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,826 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,170 per year.

The HR program at Belhaven University awarded 39 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 85% of this group were women, and 95% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
38 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is George Washington University. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 graduate certificates were handed out to HR majors at GWU. About 53% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, California
34 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Fielding Graduate University. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 graduate certificates were handed out to HR majors at Fielding. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#14

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
30 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boise State University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in HR. Roughly 26,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,532 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,110 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 graduate certificates were handed out to HR majors at Boise State. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#15

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
26 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Michigan University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in HR. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,700 per year.

The HR program at Central Michigan University awarded 26 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#16

The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York, New York
24 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Graduate Center, CUNY comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in HR. Roughly 8,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,930 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their graduate certificate in HR from The Graduate Center. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#16

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
24 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

The HR program at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus awarded 24 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
24 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Empire State College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in HR. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The HR program at SUNY Empire State College awarded 24 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Colorado State University - Global Campus

Greenwood Village, Colorado
23 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Colorado State University - Global Campus. Roughly 12,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

The HR program at Colorado State University - Global Campus awarded 23 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 78% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
20 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Temple University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in HR. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 graduate certificates were handed out to HR majors at Temple. Of these students, 80% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

HR Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Human Resources Management 938
Human Resources Development 243
Organizational Behavior Studies 172
Other Human Resources Management 117
Labor Studies 34

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 4,965
Management Sciences & Methods 1,451
Accounting 1,089
Finance & Financial Management 631
Entrepreneurial Studies 584

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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