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Business Administration & Management Schools in California

64,141 students earned Business Administration degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Business Administration & Management is the 1st most popular major in the state out of a total 28 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Business Administration & Management Majors in California

Business Administration majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 30,231
Associate’s Degree 17,390
Master’s Degree 13,023
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 2,155
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 485
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 485
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 471
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 471
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 471
Post-Master’s Certificate 386
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 386

Gender Distribution

In California, a business administration major is more popular with men than with women.

Business Administration & Management Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of business administration majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 17.3%
  • Black or African American: 6.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 28.2%
  • White: 27.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 9.0%
  • Other Races: 11.4%
Business Administration & Management Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Business Administration & Management Grads in California

There are 1,149,830 people in the state and 9,785,040 people in the nation working in business administration jobs.

Business Administration & Management Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Business Administration & Management Jobs in California

A typical salary for a business administration grad in the state is $116,820, compared to a typical salary of $103,110 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 243 colleges in California that offer business administration degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Ashford University

San Diego
2,992 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
32,620 Total Students

It takes the average student 5.05 years to graduate. 8% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

2,601 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,445 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.93 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1.

1,864 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
48,321 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,800 after earning their degree at this institution. It takes the average student 4.18 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 1.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

1,802 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
35,544 Total Students

52% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 2.90% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,700 a year.

1,762 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
36,085 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1. Graduates earn an average $42,200 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time.

1,629 Degrees in Major Awarded
17% Graduation Rate
4,740 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $16,295. Most students complete their degree in 5.25 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 2% are considered full time.

1,552 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
38,674 Total Students

23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time. In their early career, CSULB grads earn an average salary of $36,500.

1,545 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
29,032 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $38,000 after graduation. The average student takes 4.85 years to complete their degree at SFSU. 81% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#9

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley
1,323 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,822 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 35 to 1. Graduates earn an average $27,900 after graduation. 86% of students get financical aid.

1,211 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
28,058 Total Students

47% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.96 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,900 a year.

Business Administration & Management Careers in CA

Some of the careers business administration majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Construction Managers 18% $107,050
Social and Community Service Managers 18% $64,040
Artist, Athlete, and Performer Agents and Business Managers 18% $68,210
Computer and Information Systems Managers 18% $167,150
Cost Estimators 16% $70,660
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 14% $96,700
Management Analysts 13% $82,550
Administrative Services Managers 12% $106,230
General and Operations Managers 12% $114,110
Natural Sciences Managers 11% $150,350
Logisticians 11% $80,970
Managers 11% $129,300
Sales Managers 10% $116,020
Purchasing Managers 9% $134,110
Office and Administrative Support Worker Supervisors 6% $59,250
Industrial Production Managers 4% $110,990
Retail Sales Supervisors 3% $40,420
Chief Executives -2% $208,000

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to business administration.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Accounting 7,526
Business Support & Assistance 3,146
Business & Commerce 2,559
Management Sciences & Methods 1,772
Managerial Economics 1,701
Human Resource Management 1,568
Finance & Financial Management 1,504
Marketing 1,358

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