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Graduate Certificates in Adult & Continuing Education

162 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 35 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 38% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.6% of adult and continuing ed graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Adult and Continuing Ed Majors

In 2018-2019, 162 graduate certificates were awarded to adult and continuing ed majors. This earns it the #24 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in adult and continuing ed at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 864
Graduate Certificate 162
Doctor’s Degree 128
Bachelor’s Degree 44
Associate’s Degree 15
Basic Certificate 9

Earnings of Adult and Continuing Ed Majors With Graduate Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed. About 74.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 42
Women 120
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Adult and Continuing Ed

The racial-ethnic distribution of adult and continuing ed graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 38
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 82
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 19
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Adult and Continuing Ed Graduate Certificate Students

There are 35 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
33 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Each year, around 50,300 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed from Walden University. Of these students, 97% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
26 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 37,100 attend the school each year. 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, 26 people received their graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed from Capella University. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#3

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
15 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 14,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The adult and continuing ed program at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus awarded 15 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 27% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
14 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Connecticut. Each year, around 27,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 adult and continuing ed program at University of Connecticut awarded 14 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#5

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Virginia Tech. Each year, around 34,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed from Virginia Tech. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#6

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Commonwealth University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 graduate certificates were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at VCU. Of these students, 50% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

The adult and continuing ed program at Colorado State University - Fort Collins awarded 8 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Western Kentucky University. Each year, around 19,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,802 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,140 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed from WKU.

#8

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women

Wisconsin Lutheran College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,406 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,810 per year.

The adult and continuing ed program at Wisconsin Lutheran College awarded 7 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#10

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificates were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at UMN Twin Cities. About 100% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

American College of Education

Indianapolis, Indiana
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American College of Education is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 5,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,755 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,894 per year.

The adult and continuing ed program at American College of Education awarded 5 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#12

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Illinois University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in adult and continuing ed. Each year, around 7,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,356 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed from EIU. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Diego State University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed. 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 adult and continuing ed program at San Diego State University awarded 3 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#12

Buffalo State

Buffalo, New York
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Buffalo State. 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, 3 people received their graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed from Buffalo State. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#12

Elmira College

Elmira, New York
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Elmira College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,800 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed from Elmira.

#12

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Hamline University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,734 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,596 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed from Hamline.

#17

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for adult and continuing ed majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Kansas State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,212 per year.

The adult and continuing ed program at Kansas State University awarded 2 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#17

Troy University

Troy, Alabama
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Troy University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,650 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to adult and continuing ed majors at TROY. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#19

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

George Mason University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in adult and continuing ed. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed from GMU. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#19

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Morehead State University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in adult and continuing ed. 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 adult and continuing ed program at Morehead State University awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to adult and continuing ed that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Development & Methodology 1,097
Teacher Education 819
Elementary Education 687
Secondary Education 296
Early Childhood Education 215

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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