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Graduate Certificates in Curriculum & Instruction

1,230 Yearly Graduations
$55,500 Median Salary
$41,346 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in curriculum is offered at 106 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 23% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.8% of curriculum graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Curriculum Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,230 earned their graduate certificate in curriculum. This earns it the #5 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 16,093
Doctor’s Degree 1,415
Graduate Certificate 1,230
Bachelor’s Degree 29

Earnings of Curriculum Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in curriculum is $55,500. 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.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $52,475 to a high of $57,925.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in curriculum is $41,346. 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, $49,134 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $30,865.

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The median monthly payment of a curriculum graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $482.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in curriculum. About 81.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 231
Women 999
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Curriculum

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 34
Black or African American 151
Hispanic or Latino 65
White 865
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 105
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Curriculum Graduate Certificate Students

There are 106 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in curriculum. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Piedmont College

Demorest, Georgia
373 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for curriculum students seekinga graduate certificate is Piedmont College. Roughly 2,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,492 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,134 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 373 people received their graduate certificate in curriculum from Piedmont College. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
147 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in curriculum. Each year, around 79,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

The curriculum program at Liberty University awarded 147 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
96 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is George Mason University. Each year, around 37,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 graduate certificates were handed out to curriculum majors at GMU. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#4

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida
89 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of West Florida comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in curriculum. Roughly 12,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,088 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 89 graduate certificates were handed out to curriculum majors at University of West Florida. About 74% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Tennessee
61 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Lincoln Memorial University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in curriculum. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,093 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 people received their graduate certificate in curriculum from LMU.

#6

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
51 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Denver is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in curriculum. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 graduate certificates were handed out to curriculum majors at U of Denver. Of these students, 67% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
36 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in curriculum. Roughly 52,200 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their graduate certificate in curriculum from U of F. About 83% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
35 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kennesaw State University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in curriculum. Roughly 35,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,328 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 graduate certificates were handed out to curriculum majors at KSU Georgia. Of these students, 97% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

24 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - Baltimore County is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in curriculum. Roughly 13,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,704 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,862 per year.

The curriculum program at University of Maryland - Baltimore County awarded 24 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
24 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in curriculum. Each year, around 37,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their graduate certificate in curriculum from Capella University. About 79% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
21 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in curriculum. Roughly 29,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their graduate certificate in curriculum from Mizzou. Of these students, 86% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky
19 Yearly Graduations
68% Women

Morehead State University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in curriculum. Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,260 per year.

The curriculum program at Morehead State University awarded 19 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
18 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Maryland - College Park. Each year, around 41,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

The curriculum program at University of Maryland - College Park awarded 18 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 83% of this group were women, and 72% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
17 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Middle Tennessee State University. Roughly 21,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,946 per year.

The curriculum program at Middle Tennessee State University awarded 17 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

16 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in curriculum. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 graduate certificates were handed out to curriculum majors at Cincinnati. Of these students, 62% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
14 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Augusta University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in curriculum. Each year, around 8,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,892 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,504 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their graduate certificate in curriculum from Augusta University. About 79% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Lindenwood University. Roughly 9,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 graduate certificates were handed out to curriculum majors at Lindenwood University. Of these students, 75% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

12 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in curriculum. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 graduate certificates were handed out to curriculum majors at USF Tampa. Of these students, 100% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Missouri Baptist University

Saint Louis, Missouri
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri Baptist University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in curriculum. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,860 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,197 per year.

The curriculum program at Missouri Baptist University awarded 12 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#20

National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for curriculum majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is National Louis University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,646 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in curriculum from NLU. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

Curriculum Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Curriculum & Instruction 1,230

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 9,171
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,548
Special Education 2,240
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,112
General Education 1,224

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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