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Undergraduate Certificates in Surgical Technology

2,699 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 273 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 40% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.4% of surgical technology/technologist graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Surgical Technology/Technologist Majors

In 2019-2020, 2,699 undergraduate certificates were awarded to surgical technology/technologist majors. This earns it the #18 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in surgical technology/technologist at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate Degree 3,665
Undergraduate Certificate 2,699
Basic Certificate 773
Bachelor’s Degree 13

Earnings of Surgical Technology/Technologist Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

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

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for surgical technology/technologist majors who have their undergraduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist. About 83.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 452
Women 2,247
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The racial-ethnic distribution of surgical technology/technologist undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 67
Black or African American 316
Hispanic or Latino 574
White 1,539
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 192
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There are 273 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Glendale Career College

Glendale, California
66 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for surgical technology/technologist students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Glendale Career College. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 66 undergraduate certificates were handed out to surgical technology/technologist majors at Glendale Career College. Of these students, 75% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Concorde Career College - Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
56 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Concorde Career College - Memphis comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in surgical technology/technologist. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 56 undergraduate certificates were handed out to surgical technology/technologist majors at Concorde Career College - Memphis. Of these students, 86% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Community Care College

Tulsa, Oklahoma
49 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community Care College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in surgical technology/technologist. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The surgical technology/technologist program at Community Care College awarded 49 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 97% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

CBD College

Los Angeles, California
47 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for surgical technology/technologist majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is CBD College. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 47 people received their undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist from Community Based Education and Development. About 77% of this group were women, and 83% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Brookline College - Tempe

Tempe, Arizona
46 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brookline College - Tempe comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in surgical technology/technologist. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The surgical technology/technologist program at Brookline College - Tempe awarded 46 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
45 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jacinto Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in surgical technology/technologist. Each year, around 31,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 45 undergraduate certificates were handed out to surgical technology/technologist majors at San Jacinto College. Of these students, 87% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
41 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Technology Center is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 41 people received their undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist from Tulsa Tech. About 85% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, Wisconsin
38 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for surgical technology/technologist majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 38 undergraduate certificates were handed out to surgical technology/technologist majors at NWTC. About 94% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Nevada Career Institute

Las Vegas, Nevada
38 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nevada Career Institute is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 38 undergraduate certificates were handed out to surgical technology/technologist majors at Nevada Career Institute. Of these students, 58% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Gulf Coast State College

Panama City, Florida
37 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gulf Coast State College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The surgical technology/technologist program at Gulf Coast State College awarded 37 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 77% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

37 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for surgical technology/technologist majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is American College of Healthcare and Technology. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 37 undergraduate certificates were handed out to surgical technology/technologist majors at ACHT. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#15

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
30 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist. Roughly 21,000 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 30 undergraduate certificates were handed out to surgical technology/technologist majors at COD. About 75% of this group were women, and 63% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Davis Technical College

Kaysville, Utah
29 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Davis Technical College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 29 people received their undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist from Davis Tech. Of these students, 95% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Academy of Careers and Technology

Beckley, West Virginia
27 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Academy of Careers and Technology comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in surgical technology/technologist. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The surgical technology/technologist program at Academy of Careers and Technology awarded 27 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

26 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Valley Institute of Technology is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The surgical technology/technologist program at East Valley Institute of Technology awarded 26 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 81% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
25 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kirkwood Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist. The surgical technology/technologist program at Kirkwood Community College awarded 25 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

25 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arkansas State University - Newport comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in surgical technology/technologist. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 25 people received their undergraduate certificate in surgical technology/technologist from ASUN. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to surgical technology/technologist that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Emergency Medical Technology 6,093
Sonographer/Ultrasound Technology 1,070
Radiologic Technology 1,061
Cardiovascular Technology 297
Medical Radiologic Technology 254

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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