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Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Resource Management

11,757 Yearly Graduations
$42,900 Median Salary
$26,266 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in HR is offered at 409 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 35% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.1% of HR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HR Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11,757 students earned their bachelor's degree in HR. This makes it the 42nd most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,757
Master’s Degree 8,943
Basic Certificate 2,611
Graduate Certificate 1,510
Associate’s Degree 1,241
Undergraduate Certificate 444
Doctor’s Degree 317

Earnings of HR Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in HR is $42,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $39,900 to a high of $45,150.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in HR is $26,266. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $44,017 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $22,250.

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The median monthly payment of a HR graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $272.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in HR. About 68.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,720
Women 8,037
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in HR

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 493
Black or African American 1,566
Hispanic or Latino 1,559
White 6,787
International Students 366
Other Races/Ethnicities 986
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of HR Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 409 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in HR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
740 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for HR students seekinga bachelor's degree is Western Governors University. Each year, around 136,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 740 bachelor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at WGU. Of these students, 80% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
537 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Each year, around 50,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

The HR program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick awarded 537 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

389 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in HR. Each year, around 58,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The HR program at University of Maryland Global Campus awarded 389 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 72% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Colorado State University - Global Campus

Greenwood Village, Colorado
351 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Colorado State University - Global Campus. Roughly 12,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

The HR program at Colorado State University - Global Campus awarded 351 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 71% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

299 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. Each year, around 28,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,788 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,583 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 299 bachelor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at University of Oklahoma. About 44% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Ashford University

San Diego, California
289 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ashford University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in HR. Each year, around 32,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 HR program at Ashford University awarded 289 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 80% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
281 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in HR. Roughly 24,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 281 people received their bachelor's degree in HR from Cornell. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 51% were women.

#8

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
198 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in HR. Roughly 91,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

The HR program at Pennsylvania State University - University Park awarded 198 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 51% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri
187 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Columbia College. Roughly 9,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,912 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,602 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 187 bachelor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Columbia College Missouri. About 64% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
186 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Arizona. Each year, around 44,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

The HR program at University of Arizona awarded 186 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#11

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan
179 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oakland University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in HR. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,546 per year.

The HR program at Oakland University awarded 179 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#12

Park University

Parkville, Missouri
166 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Park University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in HR. Each year, around 11,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,999 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,012 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 166 people received their bachelor's degree in HR from Park University. Of these students, 58% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
156 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne State University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in HR. Each year, around 26,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 156 bachelor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Wayne State. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#14

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
153 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia Southern University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in HR. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 153 people received their bachelor's degree in HR from Columbia Southern University. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#15

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
148 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland State University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in HR. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,462 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,718 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 148 people received their bachelor's degree in HR from Portland State University. Of these students, 62% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
143 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Temple University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in HR. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 143 people received their bachelor's degree in HR from Temple. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#17

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
135 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Iowa comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in HR. Roughly 31,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

The HR program at University of Iowa awarded 135 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 47% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
125 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in HR. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 bachelor's degrees were handed out to HR majors at Penn State World Campus. Of these students, 54% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
120 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for HR majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Houston. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

The HR program at University of Houston awarded 120 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 77% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
117 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in HR. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

The HR program at Capella University awarded 117 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 85% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
Business & Commerce 25,818

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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