Top 10 Certification Programs in the U.S.

Colleges and universities do not typically host certification programs; however, many certificate programs in various fields may prepare students to sit for certification exams. See which highly-ranked schools offer certificate programs. Get details about the programs and rankings for these schools, and decide if one of these institutions is right for you.

School Information

The University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and Purdue University in Indiana are two 4-year schools that offer certificate programs in subjects like entrepreneurship and education. Certificate programs may be offered at the undergraduate or graduate level. Continue reading to learn more.

1. University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA

School Highlight: 98% of students at the university who take licensing or certification tests pass those tests.

Certification options are available in various forms of education. In addition, there is an applied behavioral analysis certificate program.

2. Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN

School Highlight: Purdue's main certificate program in entrepreneurship and innovation prepares students for a successful career in business.

Purdue University offers certificate programs in hybrid vehicle systems and entrepreneurship and innovation.

Top Certificate Programs

College/University Name Distinction Location
Bowling Green State University Large number of online certificate programs offered in a variety of subjects, including sustainable energy and going green, medicine, information technology, business, skilled trades and hospitality and gaming Bowling Green, OH
Northeastern University 25 graduate certificate programs available; most certificate programs offered online or in a blended format Boston, MA
Northern Arizona University Over 60 certificate programs offered; most options available in administration, business and management Flagstaff, AZ
Saint Louis University Undergraduate and post-bachelor's certificates offered through the School of Professional Studies that can be taken either face-to-face or online; programs may be completed in under a year Saint Louis, MO
University of Akron Undergraduate certificate programs include options for teachers, including teaching English as a second language and conflict management for educators Akron, OH
University of California - Berkeley In addition to a variety of certificate programs, teacher credentialing programs are available in adult education and career technical education Berkeley, CA
University of Maryland - Baltimore County Post-baccalaureate certificates are available in several subjects, including education, emergency health services and engineering Baltimore, MD
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Four post-baccalaureate certificate, licensure or endorsement programs available in autism spectrum disorders, community college teaching, environmental education and educational computing and technology Minneapolis, MN

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