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Graduate Certificate in General Education

1,224 Yearly Graduations
$42,000 Median Salary
$32,886 Median Debt
There are 128 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in education. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 33% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.2% of education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,224 earned their graduate certificate in education. This makes it the 12th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in education at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 19,995
Doctor’s Degree 2,518
Graduate Certificate 1,224

Earnings of Education Majors With Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in education is $42,000. 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 $38,950 to a high of $42,650.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in education is $32,886. 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, $47,352 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,436.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $383.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in education. About 75.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 301
Women 923
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Education

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 49
Black or African American 204
Hispanic or Latino 119
White 619
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 206
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Education Graduate Certificate Students

There are 128 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Northcentral University

San Diego, California
168 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for education students seekinga graduate certificate is Northcentral University. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,064 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,983 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 168 people received their graduate certificate in education from Northcentral University. Of these students, 80% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California
162 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Azusa Pacific University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in education. Each year, around 9,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,592 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 162 people received their graduate certificate in education from Azusa Pacific. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#3

University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
69 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Santa Barbara comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in education. Each year, around 25,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 people received their graduate certificate in education from UCSB. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#4

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
56 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education. Roughly 41,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The education program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 56 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#5

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi
48 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Jackson State University. Each year, around 8,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,270 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,270 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 graduate certificate were handed out to education majors at Jackson State. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#6

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
46 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bethel University Minnesota is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 46 graduate certificate were handed out to education majors at Bethel University Minnesota. Of these students, 52% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
38 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Auburn University. Each year, around 29,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,828 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their graduate certificate in education from Auburn. Of these students, 68% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

California State University - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
36 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is California State University - Los Angeles. Each year, around 28,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 graduate certificate were handed out to education majors at California State University - Los Angeles. About 64% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
33 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in education. Each year, around 49,600 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.

The education program at Walden University awarded 33 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#10

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
28 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi State University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in education. Roughly 21,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,800 per year.

The education program at Mississippi State University awarded 28 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
25 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Connecticut. Roughly 27,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,798 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,300 per year.

The education program at University of Connecticut awarded 25 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 60% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
24 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Georgia. Each year, around 37,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

The education program at University of Georgia awarded 24 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

23 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education. Roughly 30,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,132 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their graduate certificate in education from Louisiana State University. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#14

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
22 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in education. Roughly 14,300 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their graduate certificate in education from Penn State World Campus. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#14

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
22 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in education. Roughly 24,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their graduate certificate in education from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#14

Union College Kentucky

Barbourville, Kentucky
22 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Union College Kentucky is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,330 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,600 per year.

The education program at Union College Kentucky awarded 22 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado
21 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado Mesa University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in education. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,787 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

The education program at Colorado Mesa University awarded 21 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
20 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Alabama at Birmingham is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education. Roughly 20,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their graduate certificate in education from UAB. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#19

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Massachusetts
19 Yearly Graduations
58% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $1,030 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,420 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 graduate certificate were handed out to education majors at MCLA.

#20

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin
18 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in education. Each year, around 12,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,519 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,108 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their graduate certificate in education from UW - Whitewater. Of these students, 94% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to education that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 9,171
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,548
Special Education 2,240
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,112
Curriculum & Instruction 1,230

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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