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Master’s Degree 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 master's degree were awarded to entrepreneurship majors. 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 Degree

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 degree 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 Degree 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 25,300 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 degree 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*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Southern California. Each year, around 45,600 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 degree 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*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is Hult International Business School. Roughly 2,700 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 107 master's degree were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at Hult International Business School. 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 degree in entrepreneurship. Roughly 11,000 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 master's degree were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at USFCA. 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*

Southern Methodist University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in entrepreneurship. Each year, around 11,700 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 master's degree were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at SMU. 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 comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in entrepreneurship. Roughly 8,800 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 master's degree were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at U of Tampa. 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*

The 7th most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of South Florida - Main Campus. Roughly 43,500 attend the school each year. 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*

The 8th most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is Full Sail University. Each year, around 18,600 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 degree 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 degree in entrepreneurship. Roughly 2,200 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their master's degree in entrepreneurship from Hardin - Simmons.

#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 is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in entrepreneurship. Each year, around 29,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The entrepreneurship program at University of North Carolina at Charlotte awarded 27 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. 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*

The 11th most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Washington - Seattle Campus. Each year, around 46,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 master's degree were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at UW Seattle. 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*

Capella University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in entrepreneurship. Roughly 36,200 attend the school each year. 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 degree 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 39,900 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 master's degree were handed out to entrepreneurship majors at Temple. 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*

The 14th most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Florida. Each year, around 52,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The entrepreneurship program at University of Florida awarded 19 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. 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*

American Public University System comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in entrepreneurship. Each year, around 46,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The entrepreneurship program at American Public University System awarded 18 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. 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 comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in entrepreneurship. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. 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*

Xavier University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in entrepreneurship. Each year, around 6,700 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their master's degree in entrepreneurship from 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*

The 17th most popular school in the country for entrepreneurship majors who are seeking their master's degree is Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 25,200 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.

The entrepreneurship program at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus awarded 15 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. 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*

California Lutheran University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in entrepreneurship. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their master's degree in entrepreneurship from 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.

The entrepreneurship program at East Texas Baptist University awarded 13 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. 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 degree.

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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