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Master’s Degrees in Entrepreneurial Studies

1,171 Yearly Graduations
$70,000 Median Salary
$43,763 Median Debt
There are 78 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in entrepreneurship. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 30 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 29.5% of entrepreneurship graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Entrepreneurship Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,171 earned their master's degree in entrepreneurship. This earns it the #14 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in entrepreneurship at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,695
Basic Certificate 3,572
Master’s Degree 1,171
Associate’s Degree 880
Graduate Certificate 584
Undergraduate Certificate 502
Doctor’s Degree 23

Earnings of Entrepreneurship Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in entrepreneurship is $70,000. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $60,100 to a high of $106,500.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in entrepreneurship is $43,763. 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, $55,568 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $39,299.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $510.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in entrepreneurship. About 53.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 621
Women 550
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Entrepreneurship

The racial-ethnic distribution of entrepreneurship master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 113
Hispanic or Latino 92
White 390
International Students 345
Other Races/Ethnicities 115
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Entrepreneurship Master's Degree Students

There are 78 colleges that offer a master’s degree in entrepreneurship. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
287 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pennsylvania tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 26,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

The entrepreneurship program at University of Pennsylvania awarded 287 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 47% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
114 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in entrepreneurship. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 master's degrees were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at USC. About 54% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Hult International Business School

Cambridge, Massachusetts
107 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hult International Business School is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in entrepreneurship. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,458 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,307 per year.

The entrepreneurship program at Hult International Business School awarded 107 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 41% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
75 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of San Francisco comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in entrepreneurship. Each year, around 10,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,740 per year.

The entrepreneurship program at University of San Francisco awarded 75 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

71 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is Southern Methodist University. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,896 per year.

The entrepreneurship program at Southern Methodist University awarded 71 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 39% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

The University of Tampa

Tampa, Florida
39 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Tampa is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in entrepreneurship. Roughly 9,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,466 per year.

The entrepreneurship program at The University of Tampa awarded 39 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 26% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

38 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in entrepreneurship. Each year, around 44,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their master's degree in entrepreneurship from USF Tampa. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#8

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
35 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Full Sail University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in entrepreneurship. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,667 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,498 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 master's degrees were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at Full Sail University. Of these students, 49% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Hardin - Simmons University

Abilene, Texas
28 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Hardin - Simmons University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in entrepreneurship. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,390 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,105 per year.

The entrepreneurship program at Hardin - Simmons University awarded 28 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#10

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Charlotte comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in entrepreneurship. Roughly 29,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,812 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,337 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their master's degree in entrepreneurship from UNC Charlotte. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

26 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in entrepreneurship. Roughly 47,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The entrepreneurship program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 26 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#12

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
24 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is Capella University. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 master's degrees were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at Capella University. Of these students, 67% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
23 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Temple University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in entrepreneurship. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

The entrepreneurship program at Temple University awarded 23 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#14

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
19 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in entrepreneurship. Roughly 52,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their master's degree in entrepreneurship from UF. About 63% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
18 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master'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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their master's degree in entrepreneurship from American Military University. Of these students, 39% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska
18 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Peru State College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in entrepreneurship. Each year, around 2,100 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 $8,898 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their master's degree in entrepreneurship from Peru State. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#17

Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio
15 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is Xavier University. Each year, around 6,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,060 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 master's degrees were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at Xavier. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

15 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in entrepreneurship. Each year, around 24,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,531 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 master's degrees were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at OSU. Of these students, 40% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, California
14 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is California Lutheran University. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,406 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 master's degrees were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at CLU. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#20

East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, Texas
13 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is East Texas Baptist University. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,050 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their master's degree in entrepreneurship from East Texas Baptist University. Of these students, 54% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Entrepreneurship Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Entrepreneurship 929
Other Small Business Operations 226
Small Business Administration 16

Below are some popular majors that are similar to entrepreneurship that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 128,188
Accounting 20,770
Management Sciences & Methods 12,583
Business & Commerce 9,486
Human Resource Management 8,943

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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