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Graduate Certificates in Human Resource Management

2,089 Yearly Graduations
$46,095 Median Salary
$20,894 Median Debt
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, 1.9% of HR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HR Majors

In 2020-2021, 2,089 graduate certificates were awarded to HR majors. 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 Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in HR is $46,095. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $46,095 and the high is $46,095.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in HR is $20,894. 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, $21,385 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,353.


Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in HR. About 75.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 520
Women 1,569

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 90
Black or African American 493
Hispanic or Latino 257
White 917
International Students 39
Other Races/Ethnicities 293

HR Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Human Resources Management 1,319
Human Resources Development 327
Organizational Behavior Studies 232
Other Human Resources Management 115
Labor Studies 49

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,948
Management Sciences & Methods 2,275
Finance & Financial Management 1,197
Accounting 1,091
Entrepreneurial Studies 731


*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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