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Undergraduate Certificates in Human Resource Management

427 Yearly Graduations
$46,900 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 62 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in HR. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 44% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.4% of HR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HR Majors

In 2019-2020, 427 earned their undergraduate certificate in HR. This makes it the 9th most popular undergraduate 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 11,331
Master’s Degree 9,112
Basic Certificate 2,691
Graduate Certificate 1,700
Associate Degree 1,066
Undergraduate Certificate 427
Doctor’s Degree 289

Earnings of HR Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in HR is $46,900. 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 $43,400 and the high is $46,900.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in HR is $9,500. 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, $22,726 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $7,125.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $99.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in HR. About 80.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 83
Women 344

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 97
Hispanic or Latino 57
White 216
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 33

There are 62 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in HR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

HR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Human Resources Management 374
Other Human Resources Management 18
Organizational Behavior Studies 14
Human Resources Development 14
Labor Studies 5

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 6,565
Accounting 4,579
Business Support & Assistance 4,294
Business & Commerce 1,693
Hospitality Management 871


*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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