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1,081 Yearly Graduations
$24,800 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 41 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in health science. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 44% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.1% of health science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Health Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,081 undergraduate certificates were awarded to health science majors. This makes it the 10th most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in health science is $24,800. 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 $22,925 to a high of $28,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in health science is $9,500. 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, $11,193 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $7,000.

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The median monthly payment of a health science graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $99.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in health science. About 87.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 133
Women 948
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Health Science

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 300
Hispanic or Latino 107
White 606
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 54
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health Science Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 41 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in health science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Technical Learning Centers Inc

Washington, District of Columbia
169 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
98% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for health science students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Technical Learning Centers Inc. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health science program at Technical Learning Centers Inc awarded 169 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 89% were women and 98% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado, Arkansas
136 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is South Arkansas Community College. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 136 undergraduate certificates were handed out to health science majors at SouthArk. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

135 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in health science. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 undergraduate certificates were handed out to health science majors at UA Cossatot. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#4

Ozarka College

Melbourne, Arkansas
97 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ozarka College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in health science. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 undergraduate certificates were handed out to health science majors at Ozarka College. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#5

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas
85 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is NorthWest Arkansas Community College. Roughly 8,300 attend the school each year. The health science program at NorthWest Arkansas Community College awarded 85 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
80 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Arkansas Tech University. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,256 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 undergraduate certificates were handed out to health science majors at ATU. Of these students, 92% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

National Park College

Hot Springs, Arkansas
54 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is National Park College. Roughly 2,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 people received their undergraduate certificate in health science from National Park College. About 76% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

East Arkansas Community College

Forrest City, Arkansas
44 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is East Arkansas Community College. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their undergraduate certificate in health science from East Arkansas Community College. About 93% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Southeast Arkansas College

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
40 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southeast Arkansas College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in health science. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health science program at Southeast Arkansas College awarded 40 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 95% were women and 70% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

36 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeast Technology Center-Kansas comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in health science. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their undergraduate certificate in health science from Northeast Technology Center-Kansas. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

30 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in health science. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health science program at University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana awarded 30 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#11

College of the Ouachitas

Malvern, Arkansas
30 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Ouachitas comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in health science. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 undergraduate certificates were handed out to health science majors at College of the Ouachitas. About 87% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Black River Technical College

Pocahontas, Arkansas
23 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Black River Technical College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in health science. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their undergraduate certificate in health science from Black River Technical College. About 87% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
19 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is North Arkansas College. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health science program at North Arkansas College awarded 19 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

18 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in health science. Each year, around 5,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 undergraduate certificates were handed out to health science majors at UA Pulaski Tech. About 78% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
18 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in health science. Roughly 23,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their undergraduate certificate in health science from CNM. About 61% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

11 Yearly Graduations
91% Women

Florida National University - Main Campus comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in health science. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,200 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their undergraduate certificate in health science from Florida National University - Main Campus. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#18

Cumberland County College

Vineland, New Jersey
10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for health science majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Cumberland County College. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The health science program at Cumberland County College awarded 10 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#19

Arkansas State University - Mountain Home

Mountain Home, Arkansas
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women

Arkansas State University - Mountain Home comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in health science. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their undergraduate certificate in health science from ASUMH.

#20

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in health science. Roughly 26,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 undergraduate certificates were handed out to health science majors at Pasadena City College. About 57% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Health Science Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General/Allied Health Sciences 1,078
General Health & Wellness 3

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Services 48,726
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 44,340
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,916
Allied Health Professions 13,537
Dental Support Services 10,602

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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