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Associate’s Degrees in Business Administration & Management

60,528 Yearly Graduations
$28,700 Median Salary
$19,036 Median Debt
There are 1,313 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in business administration. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 48% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 4.0% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60,528 students earned their associate's degree in business administration. This makes it the 1st most popular associate'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 Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in business administration is $28,700. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $23,300 to a high of $32,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in business administration is $19,036. 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, $26,945 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,766.

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The median monthly payment of a business administration graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $198.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in business administration. About 54.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 27,762
Women 32,766
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Business Administration

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5,026
Black or African American 7,859
Hispanic or Latino 13,437
White 26,240
International Students 2,403
Other Races/Ethnicities 5,563
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Business Administration Associate's Degree Students

There are 1,313 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in business administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

1,844 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for business administration students seekingan associate'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, 1,844 associate's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 66% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
952 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Ivy Tech Community College. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The business administration program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 952 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 62% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

927 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their associate'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, 927 associate's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#4

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
902 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in business administration. Roughly 26,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 902 people received their associate's degree in business administration from Pasadena City College. About 43% of this group were women, and 77% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, California
875 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Coastline Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in business administration. Each year, around 10,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 875 people received their associate's degree in business administration from Coastline Community College. About 25% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
833 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northern Virginia Community College. Each year, around 51,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 833 people received their associate's degree in business administration from Northern Virginia Community College. Of these students, 44% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas
658 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Houston Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in business administration. Roughly 56,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 658 people received their associate's degree in business administration from Houston Community College. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

565 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Borough of Manhattan Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in business administration. Each year, around 25,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 565 people received their associate's degree in business administration from BMCC. Of these students, 59% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
552 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their associate's degree is LaGuardia Community College. Roughly 18,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 552 people received their associate's degree in business administration from LaGuardia. Around 78% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#10

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
505 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their associate'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.

The business administration program at Southern New Hampshire University awarded 505 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 66% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
424 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia Southern University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate'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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 424 people received their associate's degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University. About 55% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
406 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their associate's degree is College of Southern Nevada. Roughly 33,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 406 associate's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at CSN. About 57% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

De Anza College

Cupertino, California
393 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their associate's degree is De Anza College. Each year, around 18,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 393 associate's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at De Anza College. Around 76% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

388 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their associate's degree is American InterContinental University - Online. Each year, around 9,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,941 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 388 associate's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at AIU Online. Of these students, 74% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, California
387 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Long Beach City College. Each year, around 24,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 387 people received their associate's degree in business administration from Long Beach City College. Of these students, 50% were women and 81% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, California
384 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Chaffey College. Each year, around 22,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 384 people received their associate's degree in business administration from Chaffey College. About 53% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Fullerton College

Fullerton, California
381 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fullerton College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in business administration. Roughly 22,600 attend the school each year. The business administration program at Fullerton College awarded 381 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 41% of this group were women, and 72% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
358 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Coast College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in business administration. Each year, around 20,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 358 associate's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at Orange Coast College. Of these students, 40% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York
344 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Queensborough Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in business administration. Roughly 14,000 attend the school each year. The business administration program at Queensborough Community College awarded 344 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 48% were women and 78% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Citrus College

Glendora, California
343 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Citrus College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in business administration. Roughly 13,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 343 people received their associate's degree in business administration from Citrus College. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

Business Administration Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 56,632
Office Administration 1,810
Interior Design Management 739
Supply Chain Management 691
Operations Management 193

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business & Commerce 17,723
Accounting 12,300
Business Support & Assistance 4,111
Hospitality Management 2,905
Specialized Sales 1,565

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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