Best Certificate Programs

Similar to a traditional college degree, a certificate is the awarded credential for your accomplishments in a specific field of study. Earning a certificate can serve as a stand-alone credential, or it can be added to a traditional four-year degree or two-year associate degree.

Community colleges, in particular, are known for offering low-cost, high-quality certificate programs that can be completed in less than a year. That said, certificate programs are also available at many four-year institutions and online. Certificates are designed to build skills and knowledge and can prepare workers for advancement when paired with on-the-job experience.

The cost of earning a certificate depends on a number of factors, including the program you choose, whether you’re a student or a working adult, and whether you need to travel to your campus. Getting the best deal on a certificate depends on knowing exactly what you need. Most likely, you’ll want to reach out to the admissions department for a list of required materials, including textbooks, and then compare all the possible options.

Before deciding among the available options, go to the different program sites and compare the admission requirements and course offerings. To help you start your search, look at the ranking below where you’ll find several available certificate programs.

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    #1

    Stanford University

    Stanford, CA

    Graduation Rate

    95%

    Enrollment

    15,953

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $55473

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $55473

    From its campus in Stanford, California, Stanford University offers multiple programs as a private institution. Students earn an accredited degree that prepares them for the workforce. The institution offers affordable programs that do not sacrifice academic rigor. Several of the school's programs appear in national rankings. The school's cost per credit is unknown. Degree-seekers at this accredited institution may qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Degree-seekers choose from academic and technical programs at the institution. Depending on their major, learners complete fundamentals courses, technical classes, and general education requirements. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission.

    #2

    Harvard University

    Cambridge, MA

    Graduation Rate

    98%

    Enrollment

    30,391

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $49653

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $49653

    From its campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University enrolls learners in 491 programs. Degree-seekers enroll in rigorous, top-ranked programs at the school. The school reports a 5-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. A total of 72% of students receive some form of financial aid. Degree-seekers graduate from the school at a rate of 98%. The institution understands that hands-on experience helps job seekers enter the workforce. Degree-seekers benefit from internships, research opportunities, and other forms of service learning. The admission rate is 5% for incoming students. Some programs let applicants apply without submitting test scores.

    #3

    University of Chicago

    Chicago, IL

    Graduation Rate

    96%

    Enrollment

    17,834

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $57642

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $57642

    Located in Illinois, University of Chicago offers 232 programs for students. The institution's rigorous programs rank among the best in the nation. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5-to-1. According to the school, 57% of students receive some form of financial aid. Students graduate from the school at a rate of 96%. The institution understands that real-world experience helps job seekers enter the workforce. The school offers internships, research opportunities, and other forms of experiential learning. The admission rate is 7% for hopeful students. Some programs operate with a test-optional policy for admissions.

    #4

    Yale University

    New Haven, CT

    Graduation Rate

    96%

    Enrollment

    12,060

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $57700

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $57700

    Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University is a private institution that offers multiple programs. The school's accredited degrees help graduates launch or advance professional careers. Degree-seekers benefit from academically rigorous programs at an affordable price. Several of the school's programs appear in national rankings. The school's average cost per credit is unknown. Degree-seekers at this accredited institution may qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Learners choose from academic and technical programs. Depending on their program, students complete foundational courses, technical classes, and general education requirements. Yale University is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education.

    #5

    University of Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, PA

    Graduation Rate

    96%

    Enrollment

    26,552

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $53166

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $53166

    From its campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania enrolls students as a private institution. With both academic and technical programs, the institution helps students reach their educational goals. Bachelor's programs educate students with lower-division and upper-division coursework. The 120-credit bachelor's programs also include general education credits. Upper-division credits emphasize advanced concepts in the major. The school supports students with tutoring and career services. Students can expect to spend around 13995 per credit while earning a degree. At the accredited school, learners qualify for federal student aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

    #6

    Columbia University in the City of New York

    New York, NY

    Graduation Rate

    96%

    Enrollment

    30,135

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $57864

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $57864

    Located in New York, New York, Columbia University in the City of New York enrolls students as a private institution. The school's academic and technical programs help students reach a variety of professional goals. During a bachelor's degree, undergraduates take lower-division and upper-division coursework. The school's 120-credit bachelor's programs also include general education credits. Upper-division courses typically focus on advanced concepts within a major. Learners benefit from support services like tutoring and career counseling. The amount students pay per credit on average is currently unknown. Learners at the accredited institution qualify for federal aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Columbia University in the City of New York is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

    #7

    The Juilliard School

    New York, NY

    Graduation Rate

    94%

    Enrollment

    961

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $49260

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $49260

    From its New York, New York campus, The Juilliard School enrolls learners in 67 programs. Learners enroll in top-ranked programs that offer a rigorous course of study. The school holds a student-to-faculty ratio of 5-to-1. The institution reports that 92% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. Enrollees graduate from the school at a rate of 94%. Real-world experience helps candidates stand out on the job market. The school offers internships, research opportunities, and other forms of experiential learning. The school reports an 8% admission rate. Many schools no longer require test scores for admission.

    #8

    Northwestern University

    Evanston, IL

    Graduation Rate

    95%

    Enrollment

    22,603

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $58227

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $58227

    From its campus in Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University enrolls students as a private institution. Learners learn from experts in multiple disciplines. The college offers academic and technical programs that prepare graduates for the workforce or further study. The school's average cost per credit is unknown. At the accredited institution, learners qualify for financial aid, including federal loans, scholarships, and grants. At the institution, 66% of students receive financial aid and 21% take out loans. The school reports a graduation rate of 95%. The school reports a 9% admission rate. The admissions office provides more information about application requirements and start dates. Northwestern University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    #9

    Duke University

    Durham, NC

    Graduation Rate

    96%

    Enrollment

    16,172

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $55880

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $55880

    Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, grants degrees as a private institution. Enrollees study with experts in many different fields. The school offers academic and technical programs that prepare graduates for the workforce or further study. The school's cost per credit is unknown. Students at the accredited institution qualify for federal financial aid, including grants and loans. The institution reports that 63% of learners receive financial aid, while 18% take out loans. Learners graduate from the school at a rate of 96%. The admission rate is 8% for hopeful students. Prospective students can contact the admissions department for more details about application requirements. Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

    #10

    California Institute of Technology

    Pasadena, CA

    Graduation Rate

    92%

    Enrollment

    2,240

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $54570

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $54570

    California Institute of Technology grants degrees as a private institution from its location in Pasadena, California. Enrollees take courses with experts in diverse disciplines. Students who complete a technical or academic program may enter the workforce. The amount students pay per credit is currently unknown. Enrollees at the accredited institution qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. According to the institution, 74% of students receive aid and 4% receive loans. The private school reports a graduation rate of 92%. Hopeful students can expect admission rates of 7%. Admissions advisors can provide more information about application requirements and start dates. The school holds accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #11

    Curtis Institute of Music

    Philadelphia, PA

    Graduation Rate

    85%

    Enrollment

    145

    Format

    In person

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    From its Philadelphia, Pennsylvania campus, Curtis Institute of Music enrolls students in 12 programs. The institution offers top-ranked programs that provide a rigorous course of study. The school reports a student-to-faculty ratio of 2-to-1. According to the school, 100% of students receive some form of financial aid. The school reports a graduation rate of 85%. The institution's commitment to experiential learning helps graduates on the job market. Hopeful learners can expect admission rates of 2%. Applicants may qualify for a waiver for standardized test scores. Prospective students can contact the admissions office for more information about applying.

    #12

    Vanderbilt University

    Nashville, TN

    Graduation Rate

    93%

    Enrollment

    13,537

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $52781

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $52781

    A top-ranked school, Vanderbilt University enrolls learners in programs from its campus in Nashville, Tennessee. The institution offers a variety of degree-granting programs. With academic and technical tracks, the school's programs help students meet their professional goals. Generally, it takes two years to complete an associate degree, four years to earn a bachelor's degree, 1-2 years for a master's degree, or 3-7 years for a doctoral degree. Applicants may qualify for test-optional admissions. This makes it easier to enroll. Admission advisors can help applicants complete the process. Learners at the accredited institution also qualify for financial aid to cover costs. The school holds regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

    #13

    Washington University in St Louis

    Saint Louis, MO

    Graduation Rate

    94%

    Enrollment

    15,449

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $56300

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $56300

    Washington University in St Louis, which is often listed among the best schools, operates from its main campus in Saint Louis, Missouri. The college offers multiple degree-granting programs. The school offers academic and technical tracks to help learners meet a variety of professional goals. Degree-seekers can earn an associate degree in two years, a bachelor's degree in four years, a master's degree in 1-2 years, or a doctoral degree in 3-7 years. Depending on the program, applicants may need to submit test scores. Applicants may find it easier to enroll without a test score requirement. The admissions department can help prospective students determine the next steps. At the accredited institution, degree-seekers also qualify for financial aid to pay for school. Washington University in St Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #14

    Georgetown University

    Washington, DC

    Graduation Rate

    94%

    Enrollment

    19,371

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $57384

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $57384

    From its Washington, District of Columbia campus, Georgetown University enrolls students in 220 programs. The institution's programs offer a rigorous course of study. The student-to-faculty ratio at the school is 11-to-1. According to the school, 54% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. Degree-seekers graduate from the school at a rate of 94%. The institution understands that hands-on experience helps job seekers enter the workforce. Learners participate in internships, research projects, and other forms of experiential learning. The admission rate is 17% for prospective students. Some applicants qualify for a waiver for standardized test scores.

    #15

    Tufts University

    Medford, MA

    Graduation Rate

    94%

    Enrollment

    12,219

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $59560

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $59560

    Located in Medford, Massachusetts, Tufts University ranks as one of the top colleges. Learners choose from a variety of degree-granting programs. With academic and technical tracks, the programs help students reach a variety of career goals. At the school, students typically complete an associate degree in two years, a bachelor's degree in four years, a master's degree in 1-2 years, or a doctoral degree in 3-7 years. Depending on the program, applicants may need to submit test scores. A test score waiver makes it easier to apply. The admissions department can help students apply to the school. At the accredited institution, enrollees also qualify for financial aid to pay for school. The school is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, an independent accrediting body.

    #16

    Johns Hopkins University

    Baltimore, MD

    Graduation Rate

    94%

    Enrollment

    28,890

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $54160

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $54160

    Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University educates college students as a private institution. With both academic and technical programs, the school helps students reach their professional goals. During a bachelor's degree, students take lower-division and upper-division coursework. Undergraduates also complete general education classes. In upper-division classes, undergraduates learn advanced concepts in their major. The school supports students with tutoring and career services. The school charges an average of 4064 per credit. Learners at the accredited institution qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Johns Hopkins University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an independent accrediting body.

    #17

    University of Southern California

    Los Angeles, CA

    Graduation Rate

    92%

    Enrollment

    46,287

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $59260

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $59260

    University of Southern California offers programs from its campus in Los Angeles, California. The institution provides a variety of programs and coursework. The programs offer academic and technical tracks to help students meet their career goals. Learners can earn an associate degree in two years, a bachelor's degree in four years, a master's degree in 1-2 years, or a doctoral degree in 3-7 years. Some programs may no longer require standardized tests for admission. These policies make it easier to apply. The admissions department can help prospective students complete their application. Students at the accredited institution also qualify for financial aid to cover costs. University of Southern California has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #18

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Graduation Rate

    93%

    Enrollment

    13,519

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $57560

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $57560

    From its campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University awards degrees as a top school. The institution offers a variety of degrees and courses. The programs offer academic and technical tracks to help learners meet their career goals. Enrollees typically earn an associate degree in two years, a bachelor's degree in four years, a master's degree in two, and a doctoral degree in 3-7 years. Some applicants qualify for a waiver for standardized test scores. This makes it easier to enroll. The admissions department can help prospective students determine the next steps. At the accredited institution, enrollees also qualify for financial aid to pay for school. Carnegie Mellon University holds accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an independent accrediting body.

    #19

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Chapel Hill, NC

    Graduation Rate

    91%

    Enrollment

    30,092

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $7019

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $34198

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, welcomes students with 274 program options. Students enroll in top-ranked programs that offer a rigorous course of study. The school reports a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. Most students, approximately 64 %, use some form of financial aid to pay for their education at the school. Students graduate from the school at a rate of 91%. The institution's commitment to experiential learning helps graduates on the job market. The school offers internships, research opportunities, and other forms of experiential learning. The admission rate is 25% for incoming students. Some programs no longer require standardized tests for admission.

    #20

    University of California-Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA

    Graduation Rate

    91%

    Enrollment

    44,589

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $11442

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $41196

    University of California-Los Angeles, a public organization located in Los Angeles, California, offers multiple programs. The school offers accredited degrees that prepare students for the workforce. The institution provides academically rigorous programs at an affordable price. Many of the school's programs appear in national rankings. Information on the school's cost per credit is unavailable. Degree-seekers at the accredited school may qualify for federal financial aid, including the Pell Grant. The school reports that students receive an average aid award of $ 18994, making the average tuition cost after aid $ 16474. Degree-seekers choose from academic and technical programs at the school. Based on their major, students take foundational courses, technical classes, and general education requirements. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission.

    #21

    New York University

    New York, NY

    Graduation Rate

    88%

    Enrollment

    52,775

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $52204

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $52204

    Located in New York, New York, New York University often ranks among the best schools. The institution offers a variety of degrees and courses. Academic and technical programs help students reach their professional goals. At the institution, students typically complete an associate degree in two years, a bachelor's degree in four years, a master's degree in 1-2 years, or a doctoral degree in 3-7 years. Applicants may qualify for a standardized test score waiver. Students may find it easier to apply without a test score requirement. The admissions department can help students complete the application process. Degree-seekers at the accredited institution also qualify for financial aid to cover costs. New York University has received accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an independent accrediting body.

    #22

    University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA

    Graduation Rate

    92%

    Enrollment

    42,327

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $11442

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $41196

    University of California-Berkeley, located in Berkeley, California, enrolls students as a public institution. With both academic and technical programs, the college helps students reach their professional goals. The institution's bachelor's programs incorporate lower-division and upper-division requirements. Bachelor's programs also incorporate general education requirements. In upper-division classes, students learn advanced concepts in their major. Learners receive support in the form of tutoring and career services. Students pay a per-credit fee of around 2712 at the school. At the accredited school, learners qualify for federal student aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. University of California-Berkeley holds accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Colleges and University Commission.

    #23

    Emory University

    Atlanta, GA

    Graduation Rate

    90%

    Enrollment

    13,997

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $53070

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $53070

    Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Emory University awards degrees as a private institution. Learners study with experts in many different fields. The school offers academic and technical programs for students planning to enter the workforce or pursue further studies degree. The amount students pay per credit is currently unknown. At the accredited school, degree-seekers qualify for financial aid, including federal loans, scholarships, and grants. A total of 58% of students receive financial aid and 29% take out loans at the school. Students earn their bachelor's degree from the school at a rate of 90%. The admission rate is 19% for hopeful students. Admissions advisors can provide more information about application requirements and start dates. Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, an independent accrediting body.

    #24

    Babson College

    Wellesley, MA

    Graduation Rate

    95%

    Enrollment

    3,340

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $54144

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $54144

    From its campus in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Babson College enrolls students in 7 programs. The institution's rigorous programs rank among the best in the nation. The school reports a 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. The institution reports that 52% of students receive some form of financial aid. The private institution reports a graduation rate of 95%. The institution's commitment to experiential learning helps graduates on the job market. The admission rate for incoming students is 27%. Some programs no longer require test scores for admission. Prospective applicants can contact the admissions office for more information about applying.

    #25

    Northeastern University

    Boston, MA

    Graduation Rate

    90%

    Enrollment

    22,905

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $54360

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $54360

    From its campus in Boston, Massachusetts, Northeastern University awards degrees as a private institution. Learners study with experts in many different fields. The school's academic and technical programs prepare graduates for the workforce or further study. The institution charges an average per-credit rate of 1640. The accredited institution meets the requirements for federal financial aid programs, including the Pell Grant. A total of 82% of students receive financial aid and 30% take out loans at the institution. Bachelor's students graduate from the school at a rate of 90%. The admission rate for new students is 20%. Admissions advisors can provide more information about application requirements and start dates. Northeastern University holds accreditation from the New England Commission on Higher Education, an independent accrediting body.

    #26

    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Graduation Rate

    93%

    Enrollment

    47,907

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $16520

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $53669

    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, grants degrees as a public institution. Learners take courses with experts in diverse disciplines. The school offers academic and technical programs that prepare graduates for the workforce or further study. Students can expect to spend around 1522 per credit at the school. Students at the accredited institution qualify for federal financial aid, including grants and loans. The institution reports that 66% of learners receive financial aid, while 29% take out loans. The public institution reports a graduation rate of 93%. Hopeful learners can expect admission rates of 26%. Applicants can reach out to the admissions office to learn more about enrolling. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent accrediting body.

    #27

    Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences

    Cape Girardeau, MO

    Graduation Rate

    100%

    Enrollment

    203

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $12050

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $12050

    From its campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences educates college students as a private institution. With both academic and technical programs, the college helps learners reach their career goals. The institution's degree and certificate programs offer coursework that allows students to bolster their knowledge. Some applicants qualify for a waiver for standardized test scores. A waiver makes it easier to enroll. Learners receive support in the form of tutoring and career services. Data on the school's average cost per credit is currently unavailable. At the accredited school, learners qualify for federal student aid programs. The school holds accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

    #28

    Tulane University of Louisiana

    New Orleans, LA

    Graduation Rate

    86%

    Enrollment

    13,927

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $54766

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $54766

    From its campus in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tulane University of Louisiana grants college degrees as a private institution. With both academic and technical programs, the institution helps students reach their professional goals. During a bachelor's degree, students take lower-division and upper-division coursework. Bachelor's programs also incorporate general education coursework. Degree-seekers study advanced concepts in their major during upper-division courses. Learners benefit from support services, which include tutoring and career counseling. Students pay a per-credit fee of around 1260 at the school. Learners at the accredited institution qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Tulane University of Louisiana holds accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

    #29

    University of Florida

    Gainesville, FL

    Graduation Rate

    89%

    Enrollment

    53,372

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $4477

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $25694

    A public institution located in Gainesville, Florida, University of Florida offers multiple programs. The school grants accredited degrees that prepare learners for the workforce. Learners benefit from academically rigorous programs at an affordable price. Multiple programs at the school appear in national rankings. The cost per credit is unknown. Degree-seekers at this accredited institution may qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Students receive an average aid award of $ 11067, lowering the average tuition cost after aid to $ 10075. The school offers both academic and technical programs. Depending on their program, enrollees complete foundational courses, technical classes, and general education requirements. University of Florida holds accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

    #30

    University of Virginia-Main Campus

    Charlottesville, VA

    Graduation Rate

    94%

    Enrollment

    25,628

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $15772

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $49819

    From its campus in Charlottesville, Virginia, University of Virginia-Main Campus offers multiple programs as a public institution. The school's accredited degrees help graduates launch or advance professional careers. Learners benefit from academically rigorous programs at an affordable price. Many of the school's degrees make national rankings. The institution charges an average per-credit fee of 1337. Students attending the accredited institution may qualify for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. Students receive an average aid award of $ 15051, making the average tuition cost after aid $ 19043. Learners at the institution choose from academic and technical programs. Based on their major, students take foundational courses, technical classes, and general education requirements. University of Virginia-Main Campus holds accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.