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Graduate Certificate in Liberal Arts General Studies

218 Yearly Graduations
$70,100 Median Salary
$35,351 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in liberal arts is offered at 58 colleges in the United States. 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, 2.3% of liberal arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts Majors

In 2018-2019, 218 graduate certificate were awarded to liberal arts majors. This earns it the #61 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 2,109
Graduate Certificate 218
Doctor’s Degree 109

Earnings of Liberal Arts Majors With Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in liberal arts is $70,100. 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 $59,325 to a high of $80,150.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in liberal arts is $35,351. 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, $39,812 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $30,116.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $412.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in liberal arts. About 62.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 82
Women 136
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Liberal Arts

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 28
White 123
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 30
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Liberal Arts Graduate Certificate Students

There are 58 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in liberal arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
78 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for liberal arts students seekinga graduate certificate is Northwestern University. Each year, around 22,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 78 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from Northwestern U. About 58% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
26 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Utah is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 32,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from U of U. About 58% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

21 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. Each year, around 28,500 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, 21 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from University of Oklahoma. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

12 Yearly Graduations
83% Women

Saint Joseph's College of Maine comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,470 per year.

The liberal arts program at Saint Joseph's College of Maine awarded 12 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

California State University - Los Angeles

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

California State University - Los Angeles comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. 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.

The liberal arts program at California State University - Los Angeles awarded 8 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is California State University - Sacramento. Each year, around 31,200 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from California State University - Sacramento.

6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Dallas is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificate were handed out to liberal arts majors at UT Dallas. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - Kingsville is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,801 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,228 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificate were handed out to liberal arts majors at Texas A&M Kingsville. Of these students, 67% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Indiana University - Southeast

New Albany, Indiana
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Southeast comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,895 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,264 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificate were handed out to liberal arts majors at Indiana University - Southeast. About 80% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. 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, 5 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from Penn State World Campus. Of these students, 60% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Tufts University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,724 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from Tufts. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#12

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon State University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificate were handed out to liberal arts majors at Oregon State. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Portland State University. Each year, around 26,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,462 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,718 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from Portland State University. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Salve Regina University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,750 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificate were handed out to liberal arts majors at Salve Regina.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Southern Methodist University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,896 per year.

The liberal arts program at Southern Methodist University awarded 3 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Iowa is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 32,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from Iowa.

#15

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. Each year, around 52,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The liberal arts program at University of Florida awarded 3 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#15

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Diego State University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in liberal arts. Roughly 35,100 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from SDSU. Of these students, 67% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Stony Brook University. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from SUNY Stony Brook.

#19

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Denver. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,336 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in liberal arts from U of Denver.

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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