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Basic Certificates in General Education

477 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in education. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 27% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 4.0% of education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Education Majors

In 2019-2020, 477 basic certificates were awarded to education majors. This makes it the 6th most popular basic 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 18,793
Bachelor’s Degree 4,798
Doctor’s Degree 2,292
Associate Degree 2,147
Graduate Certificate 1,211
Basic Certificate 477
Undergraduate Certificate 218

Earnings of Education Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for education majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for education majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in education. About 76.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 111
Women 366

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 81
White 298
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 41

There are 27 colleges that offer a basic certificate in education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Education Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Education 477

Below are some popular majors that are similar to education that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6,106
Teaching English or French 632
Teacher Education Subject Specific 568
Special Education 563
Other Education 469


*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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