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1,577 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 92 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in health science. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 48% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.1% of health science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Health Science Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,577 students earned their basic certificate in health science. This makes it the 11th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 16,503
Associate’s Degree 5,261
Basic Certificate 1,577
Master’s Degree 1,111
Undergraduate Certificate 1,081
Doctor’s Degree 237
Graduate Certificate 178

Earnings of Health Science Majors With Basic Certificates

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

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 basic certificate in health science. About 87.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 196
Women 1,381
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Health Science

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 113
Black or African American 199
Hispanic or Latino 329
White 772
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 147
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Science Basic Certificate Students

There are 92 colleges that offer a basic certificate in health science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
256 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Technology Center tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for health science majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 256 people received their basic certificate in health science from Tulsa Tech. Of these students, 88% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Clovis Adult Education

Clovis, California
132 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Clovis Adult Education. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 basic certificates were handed out to health science majors at Clovis Adult Education. Of these students, 89% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
125 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gwinnett Technical College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health science. Roughly 9,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 basic certificates were handed out to health science majors at GTC. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

114 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Northwestern Technical College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health science. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 people received their basic certificate in health science from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. About 90% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

90 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Collin County Community College District comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health science. Each year, around 35,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 people received their basic certificate in health science from Collin County Community College District. Of these students, 86% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas
80 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

NorthWest Arkansas Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health science. Each year, around 8,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health science program at NorthWest Arkansas Community College awarded 80 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#7

Central Technology Center

Drumright, Oklahoma
79 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Technology Center comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health science. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 basic certificates were handed out to health science majors at Central Tech. About 84% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Ogeechee Technical College

Statesboro, Georgia
68 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ogeechee Technical College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health science. Each year, around 2,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 people received their basic certificate in health science from Ogeechee Technical College. About 94% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
56 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Savannah Technical College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health science. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 basic certificates were handed out to health science majors at Savannah Tech. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

49 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwestern Oregon Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health science. Each year, around 2,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their basic certificate in health science from SWOCC. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#11

Clovis Community College

Clovis, New Mexico
43 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Clovis Community College. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their basic certificate in health science from Clovis Community College. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

41 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American College of Healthcare Sciences is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health science. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 basic certificates were handed out to health science majors at American College of Healthcare Sciences. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#13

Los Angeles Mission College

Sylmar, California
35 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Mission College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health science. Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their basic certificate in health science from Los Angeles Mission College. Around 89% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

35 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health science. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their basic certificate in health science from Phillips County Community College. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#15

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
30 Yearly Graduations
93% Women

Atlanta Technical College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health science. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their basic certificate in health science from Atlanta Area Tech. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#16

Southeastern Technical College

Vidalia, Georgia
25 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southeastern Technical College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health science. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 basic certificates were handed out to health science majors at Southeastern Technical College. Of these students, 100% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Columbus Technical College

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

Columbus Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health science. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 basic certificates were handed out to health science majors at Columbus Technical College. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#18

Frontier Community College

Fairfield, Illinois
22 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Frontier Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in health science. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 basic certificates were handed out to health science majors at Frontier Community College. Of these students, 95% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Rogue Community College

Grants Pass, Oregon
22 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rogue Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in health science. Roughly 4,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 basic certificates were handed out to health science majors at Rogue Community College. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#20

MiraCosta College

Oceanside, California
21 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their basic certificate is MiraCosta College. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their basic certificate in health science from MiraCosta College. Of these students, 95% were women and 76% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Health Science Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General/Allied Health Sciences 1,247
General Health & Wellness 330

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 46,750
Allied Health Professions 22,739
Allied Health Services 20,455
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,402
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9,861

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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