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479 Yearly Graduations
$42,574 Median Salary
$15,952 Median Debt
In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 38% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.9% of HR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HR Majors

In 2020-2021, 479 earned their undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in HR is $42,574. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $42,574 and the high is $42,574.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in HR is $15,952. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $15,952 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $15,952.


The median monthly payment of a HR graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $217.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in HR. About 81.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 88
Women 391

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 90
Hispanic or Latino 52
White 278
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 38

HR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Human Resources Management 407
Other Human Resources Management 32
Human Resources Development 18
Organizational Behavior Studies 13
Labor & Industrial Relations 6

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,845
Accounting 4,263
Business Support & Assistance 4,211
Business & Commerce 1,440
Hospitality Management 852


*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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