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Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration & Management

172,408 Yearly Graduations
$40,200 Median Salary
$25,000 Median Debt
There are 1,619 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in business administration. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 36% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.1% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

In 2018-2019, 172,408 bachelor's degrees were awarded to business administration majors. 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. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5,300 people received their bachelor's degree in business administration from UOPX - Arizona. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#2

Western Governors University

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

Western Governors University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. 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.

The business administration program at Western Governors University awarded 2,634 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 49% were women.

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

California State University - Fullerton comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,462 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at Cal State Fullerton. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#4

Southern New Hampshire University

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

Southern New Hampshire University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,372 people received their bachelor's degree in business administration from SNHU. Of these students, 55% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Ashford University

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

Ashford University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,760 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at Ashford University. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#6

San Jose State University

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

San Jose State University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,634 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at San Jose State. Around 72% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#7

San Diego State University

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

San Diego State University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,623 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at SDSU. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

#8

Liberty University

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

Liberty University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,538 people received their bachelor's degree in business administration from Liberty University. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#9

San Francisco State University

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

San Francisco State University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree 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.

The business administration program at San Francisco State University awarded 1,463 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 45% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

California State University - Long Beach

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

California State University - Long Beach comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,447 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at CSULB. About 46% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

American Public University System

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

The 11th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is American Public University System. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,388 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at American Military University. Of these students, 31% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,295 people received their bachelor's degree in business administration from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. About 52% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Grand Canyon University

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

The 13th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Grand Canyon University. 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.

The business administration program at Grand Canyon University awarded 1,216 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 49% were women.

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

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,192 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at Cal Poly Pomona. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#15

Columbia Southern University

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

Columbia Southern University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,144 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at Columbia Southern University. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#16

California State University - Los Angeles

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

California State University - Los Angeles is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree 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.

The business administration program at California State University - Los Angeles awarded 1,078 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

University of Maryland Global Campus is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree 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.

The business administration program at University of Maryland Global Campus awarded 1,067 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#18

University of Southern California

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

University of Southern California is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,022 people received their bachelor's degree in business administration from USC. Of these students, 42% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

California State University - Sacramento

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

California State University - Sacramento comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business administration. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,019 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business administration majors at Sac State. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 49% were women.

#20

California State University - San Bernardino

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

California State University - San Bernardino is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 996 people received their bachelor's degree in business administration from CSUSB. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

Business Administration Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 146,366
Interior Design Management 8,544
Supply Chain Management 6,425
Organizational Leadership 4,401
Operations Management 3,880

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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