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Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration & Management

172,408 Yearly Graduations
$40,200 Median Salary
$25,000 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in business administration is offered at 1,619 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 36 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.1% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 172,408 students earned their bachelor's degree in business administration. This makes it the 1st most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in business administration at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 172,408
Master’s Degree 128,188
Associate’s Degree 60,528
Basic Certificate 34,964
Undergraduate Certificate 6,490
Graduate Certificate 4,965
Doctor’s Degree 2,604

Earnings of Business Administration Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in business administration is $40,200. 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.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $35,100 and the high is $44,375.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in business administration is $25,000. 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, $28,250 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,346.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $259.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in business administration. About 53.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 92,313
Women 80,095
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Business Administration

The racial-ethnic distribution of business administration bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11,683
Black or African American 18,923
Hispanic or Latino 25,128
White 89,005
International Students 10,443
Other Races/Ethnicities 17,226
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Business Administration Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 1,619 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

5,300 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for business administration students seekinga bachelor's degree is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5,300 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 57% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
2,634 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Western Governors University. Roughly 136,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,634 people received their bachelor's degree in business administration from WGU. Of these students, 49% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

2,462 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Fullerton. Roughly 40,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The business administration program at California State University - Fullerton awarded 2,462 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 44% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
2,372 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Southern New Hampshire University. Roughly 113,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,372 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at SNHU. About 55% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Ashford University

San Diego, California
1,760 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Ashford University. Roughly 32,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,060 per year.

The business administration program at Ashford University awarded 1,760 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

San Jose State University

San Jose, California
1,634 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is San Jose State University. Each year, around 36,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The business administration program at San Jose State University awarded 1,634 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 45% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
1,623 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Diego State University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. Each year, around 35,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The business administration program at San Diego State University awarded 1,623 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 47% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
1,538 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Liberty University. Roughly 85,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,538 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at Liberty University. Of these students, 52% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California
1,463 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Francisco State University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. Each year, around 29,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,463 people received their bachelor's degree in business administration from SFSU. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#10

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California
1,447 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Long Beach. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The business administration program at California State University - Long Beach awarded 1,447 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#11

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
1,388 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in business administration. Roughly 45,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

The business administration program at American Public University System awarded 1,388 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 31% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

1,295 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. Each year, around 27,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,710 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,295 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#13

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
1,216 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in business administration. Roughly 96,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,216 people received their bachelor's degree in business administration from Grand Canyon University. Of these students, 49% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

1,192 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. Roughly 28,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The business administration program at California State Polytechnic University - Pomona awarded 1,192 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 41% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
1,144 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia Southern University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. Each year, around 20,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,780 per year.

The business administration program at Columbia Southern University awarded 1,144 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

California State University - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
1,078 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Los Angeles comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. Each year, around 26,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,078 people received their bachelor's degree in business administration from Cal State LA. About 50% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

1,067 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. Roughly 58,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,067 people received their bachelor's degree in business administration from UMGC. Of these students, 46% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
1,022 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. Each year, around 48,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,022 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at USC. About 42% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

California State University - Sacramento

Sacramento, California
1,019 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Sacramento. Roughly 31,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The business administration program at California State University - Sacramento awarded 1,019 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 49% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

California State University - San Bernardino

San Bernardino, California
996 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - San Bernardino comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. Each year, around 20,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 996 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at CSUSB. Of these students, 46% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to business administration that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
Business & Commerce 25,818
Human Resource Management 11,757

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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