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2021 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree Schools

280 Colleges
$42,441 Avg Salary
$29,478 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree School for You

Human Resource Management is the #48 most popular major in the country with 26,823 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 280 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the HR bachelor's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in HR

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our analysis found Cornell University to be the best school for human resource management students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

HR majors at Cornell take out an average of $13,527 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $140.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. U of Michigan is a very large public school located in the city of Ann Arbor.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, HR majors at U of Michigan accumulate an average of around $13,521 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $134.

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The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Colorado State University - Global Campus helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best human resource management schools in the United States. Located in the city of Greenwood Village, Colorado State University - Global Campus is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, HR graduates from Colorado State University - Global Campus carry an average student debtload of $22,796. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $217.

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Out of the 280 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Indiana University - Bloomington landed the # 4 spot on the list. IU Bloomington is a very large public school located in the small city of Bloomington.

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#5

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Northwestern University is a great place for human resource management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Northwestern U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Evanston.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, HR majors at Northwestern U accumulate an average of around $28,621 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $329.

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#6

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN

With a ranking of #6, Bethel University Minnesota did quite well on this year’s best schools for human resource management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Bethel University Minnesota is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Paul.

HR majors at Bethel University Minnesota take out an average of $24,695 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $230, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree human resource management programs. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of East Lansing.

On average, HR graduates from Michigan State take out $23,409 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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Washington University in St Louis ranked #8 on this year’s Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. WUSTL is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Louis.

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#9

Cleary University

Howell, MI

With a ranking of #9, Cleary University did quite well on this year’s best schools for human resource management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the suburb of Howell, Cleary College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

On average, HR graduates from Cleary College take out $24,925 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree.

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#10

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for human resource management students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. SCU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Santa Clara.

On average, HR graduates from SCU take out $18,181 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick ranked #11 on this year’s Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the small city of New Brunswick.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, HR graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick carry an average student debtload of $21,822. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $231.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, HR graduates from UNC Chapel Hill carry an average student debtload of $16,827. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $176.

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Southern Nazarene University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. SNU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Bethany.

HR majors at SNU take out an average of $19,050 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $195.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus ranked #14 on this year’s Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, HR majors at Penn State World Campus accumulate an average of around $28,113 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses ranked #15 on this year’s Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Trine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fort Wayne.

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#16

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. SLU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Louis.

On average, HR graduates from SLU take out $32,092 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $350, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#17

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond ranked #17 on this year’s Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. U of Richmond is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of University of Richmond.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, HR majors at U of Richmond accumulate an average of around $21,709 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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#18

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Saint Joseph’s University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for human resource management students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, St. Joe's is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

HR majors at St. Joe's take out an average of $23,327 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $273.

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Benedictine University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Benedictine U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Lisle.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, HR majors at Benedictine U accumulate an average of around $32,018 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $308, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#20

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Bryant University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for human resource management students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #20 on the list. Bryant is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Smithfield.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, HR graduates from Bryant carry an average student debtload of $22,907. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $269, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Trident University International landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree human resource management programs. TUI is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the suburb of Cypress.

HR majors at TUI take out an average of $15,980 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the small city of University Park.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, HR graduates from Penn State University Park carry an average student debtload of $28,113. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus ranked #23 on this year’s Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the city of Seattle.

On average, HR graduates from UW Seattle take out $10,434 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $106.

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With a ranking of #24, University of St Thomas Minnesota did quite well on this year’s best schools for human resource management students working on their bachelor’s degree. UST MN is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, HR majors at UST MN accumulate an average of around $21,343 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $233.

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With a ranking of #25, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities did quite well on this year’s best schools for human resource management students working on their bachelor’s degree. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the city of Minneapolis.

The average amount in student loans that HR majors at UMN Twin Cities take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $18,316. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $201.

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Rest of the Top Best Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree Schools

#26

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
#27

Judson University

Elgin, IL
#30

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT
#31

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA
#32

Baylor University

Waco, TX
#33

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#34

Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA
#35

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH
#36

Providence College

Providence, RI
#37

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI
#39

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
#40

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE
#42

Marian University

Fond Du Lac, WI

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Human Resource Management students that almost earned our Best Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
43 Dickinson State University Dickinson, ND
44 Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon, OH
45 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
46 LeTourneau University Longview, TX
47 Concordia University - Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
48 Southwestern College Winfield, KS
49 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
50 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
51 Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA
52 University of Denver Denver, CO
53 DeSales University Center Valley, PA
54 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
55 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
56 University of Maryland - University College Adelphi, MD

Human Resource Management by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 21 majors within the area of study, human resource management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to HR

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Arunkumar Umapathy.

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