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2021 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools

1,098 Colleges
$46,740 Avg Salary
$29,113 Avg Student Debt

Business Administration & Management is the most popular major in the United States with 410,147 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which business program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Business Degree Central has created its Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools ranking. This report analyzed 1,098 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for business administration majors pursuing an online .

Our analysis found University of Phoenix - Arizona to be the most popular school for business administration and management students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Miami Dade College

Miami, FL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Miami Dade College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools list. Located in the city of Miami, MDC is a public college with a very large student population.

Business Administration majors at MDC take out an average of $15,124 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $157.

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#3

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

The excellent online programs at Ivy Tech Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best business administration and management schools in the United States. Ivy Tech Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

On average, business administration graduates from Ivy Tech Community College take out $13,482 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $140, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent online programs at Southern New Hampshire University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best business administration and management schools in the United States. Located in the midsize suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, business administration graduates from SNHU take out $27,465 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $308.

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#5

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Western Governors University is a great place for business administration and management students pursuing an online degree. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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California State University - Fullerton landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best business administration and management programs. Cal State Fullerton is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Fullerton.

Business Administration majors at Cal State Fullerton take out an average of $21,584 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $242, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #7, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Colorado Springs.

Business Administration majors at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs take out an average of $45,896 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $516.

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#8

Ashford University

San Diego, CA

Ashford University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large city of San Diego, Ashford University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Business Administration majors at Ashford University take out an average of $35,488 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $386.

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American Public University System did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#10

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#11

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

With a ranking of #11, Columbia Southern University did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. Columbia Southern University is a very large private for-profit school located in the town of Orange Beach.

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#12

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

San Diego State University ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools list. Located in the large city of San Diego, SDSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at SDSU take out is $29,205. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $330.

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Sinclair Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #13 on the list. Sinclair Community College is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Dayton.

On average, business administration graduates from Sinclair Community College take out $12,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $125, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Maryland Global Campus landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best business administration and management programs. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, business administration majors at UMGC accumulate an average of around $38,070 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $430.

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DeVry University - Illinois ranked #15 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools list. Located in the large city of Chicago, DeVry University - Illinois is a private for-profit school with a large student population.

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#16

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

With a ranking of #16, Grand Canyon University did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. Located in the city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, business administration majors at Grand Canyon University accumulate an average of around $29,575 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $328.

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With a ranking of #17, American InterContinental University - Online did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. AIU Online is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the rural area of Schaumburg.

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Wake Technical Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #18 on the list. Wake Technical Community College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Raleigh.

While working on their degree, business administration majors at Wake Technical Community College accumulate an average of around $19,837 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $206.

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Tarrant County College District did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #19 on the list. Tarrant County College is a very large public school located in the city of Fort Worth.

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#20

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

With a ranking of #20, Capella University did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#21

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO

Front Range Community College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools ranking. FRCC is a large public school located in the suburb of Westminster.

On average, business administration graduates from FRCC take out $17,250 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $179.

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With a ranking of #22, Florida State College at Jacksonville did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. FSCJ is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Jacksonville.

Business Administration majors at FSCJ take out an average of $19,712 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $204.

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With a ranking of #23, Houston Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. Houston Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Houston.

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#24

Park University

Parkville, MO

Park University landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best business administration and management programs. Located in the large suburb of Parkville, Park University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, business administration graduates from Park University carry an average student debtload of $26,230. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $293.

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Brigham Young University - Idaho came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools ranking. BYU - I is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Rexburg.

While working on their degree, business administration majors at BYU - I accumulate an average of around $12,500 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $130.

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#26

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN
#31

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL
#33

Baker College

Flint, MI
#34

Post University

Waterbury, CT
#37

Excelsior College

Albany, NY
#38

Independence University

Salt Lake City, UT
#39

Northwood University

Midland, MI
#40

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, CA
#43

University of La Verne

La Verne, CA
#45

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
#50

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1098 different United States business administration and management schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
52 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
53 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
54 Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
55 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
56 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
57 Franklin University Columbus, OH
58 Indiana Institute of Technology - College of Professional Studies Fort-Wayne, IN
59 Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
60 Northcentral University San Diego, CA
61 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
62 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
63 Albany Technical College Albany, GA
63 Webster University Saint Louis, MO
65 University of Management and Technology Arlington, VA
66 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
67 Troy University Troy, AL
68 Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
69 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
69 Monroe College Bronx, NY
69 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
72 Wayland Baptist University Plainview, TX
73 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
74 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
75 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
76 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
77 Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA
78 Grantham University Lenexa, KS
79 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
80 Tulsa Community College Tulsa, OK
80 Somerset Community College Somerset, KY
82 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
83 National University La Jolla, CA
84 West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah, KY
85 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
86 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
87 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI
88 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
89 DeVry University - California Pomona, CA
90 Central Community College Grand Island, NE
90 California State University - Channel Islands Camarillo, CA
90 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Elizabethtown, KY
93 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
94 Brandman University Irvine, CA
95 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
96 Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, GA
97 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
98 Bethel University McKenzie, TN
98 Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA
100 American InterContinental University - Atlanta Atlanta, GA
100 Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville, OH
102 Washington State University Pullman, WA
103 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
103 Champlain College Burlington, VT
105 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
106 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
106 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
108 College of Central Florida Ocala, FL
109 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
110 University of Charleston Charleston, WV
111 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR
111 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
113 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
113 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
115 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
115 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
117 South Texas College McAllen, TX
118 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
119 Wayne Community College Goldsboro, NC
120 Rio Hondo College Whittier, CA
121 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
121 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
123 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX
124 University of Hawaii - West Oahu Kapolei, HI
125 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
125 Berkeley College - New York New York, NY
127 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
128 Palo Alto College San Antonio, TX
129 American River College Sacramento, CA
129 Kean University Union, NJ
129 Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
132 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
133 Bucks County Community College Newtown, PA
134 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
135 National American University - Rapid City Rapid City, SD
136 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
137 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
138 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
139 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
140 Berkeley College - Woodland Park Woodland Park, NJ
141 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
141 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
141 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA
144 University of Houston - Downtown Houston, TX
145 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
146 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
147 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
147 Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey, FL
149 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ
149 Columbia College Columbia, MO
151 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
152 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
153 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
154 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
155 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
155 Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, PA
155 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
158 Cosumnes River College Sacramento, CA
159 Delaware County Community College Media, PA
160 Belhaven University Jackson, MS
161 Azusa Pacific University College San Dimas, CA
161 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
163 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury, NC
163 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
163 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA
163 Ohio Christian University Circleville, OH

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Business Administration & Management students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools award.

Rank College Location
167 Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton, VA
168 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
168 Northwest Vista College San Antonio, TX
170 Barry University Miami, FL
171 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
172 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
173 King University Bristol, TN
174 Boise State University Boise, ID
174 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI
176 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
176 Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN
178 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
179 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
179 Chabot College Hayward, CA
179 Athens State University Athens, AL
179 Maysville Community and Technical College Maysville, KY
183 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR
183 Eastern Oregon University La Grande, OR
183 John C Calhoun State Community College Tanner, AL
183 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
187 Ocean County College Toms River, NJ
188 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
189 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA
189 University of Mississippi University, MS
191 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
191 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
191 Lakeland University Plymouth, WI
191 Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville, TN
195 Salem International University Salem, WV
196 Aurora University Aurora, IL
196 Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI
198 Concordia University, Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
199 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
199 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
199 Southeastern University Lakeland, FL
202 Texas A&M International University Laredo, TX
202 University of Southern Maine Portland, ME
204 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
205 John Tyler Community College Chester, VA
205 St. Joseph’s College - Long Island Patchogue, NY
207 Rogers State University Claremore, OK
207 Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO
209 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
209 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
209 Camden County College Blackwood, NJ
212 University of Florida-Online Gainesville, FL
212 Essex County College Newark, NJ
212 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
215 Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu, HI
216 City University of Seattle Seattle, WA
217 Tusculum College Greeneville, TN
217 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
217 Centenary University Hackettstown, NJ

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Region
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Middle Atlantic
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Southwest
Great Lakes

Business Administration & Management is one of 21 different types of business programs to choose from.

Business Administration Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Business Administration and Management 350,924
Interior Design Management 16,189
Organizational Leadership 12,591
Supply Chain Management 9,732
Operations Management 5,802
Office Administration 5,025
Project Management 3,344
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 3,071
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management 1,294
Retail Management 833
Transportation/Mobility Management 731
E-Commerce 233
Research and Development Management 194
Customer Service Management 184

Related Major Annual Graduates
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241
Human Resource Management 26,823

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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).

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