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2022 Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools

779 Colleges
$46,242 Avg Salary
$34,825 Avg Student Debt

In 2019-2020, 26,616 human resource management students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #7 most popular in the country.

With all the business programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

The Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools ranking is one of many tools that Business Degree Central has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 779 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 HR majors pursuing an online .

Our 2022 rankings named University of Phoenix - Arizona the most popular online school in the United States for human resource management students. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Tempe.

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#2

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Western Governors University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools list. WGU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Maryland Global Campus. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools list. UMGC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Adelphi.

After completing their degree, HR graduates from UMGC carry an average student debtload of $33,242. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $367.

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Out of the 221 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Colorado State University - Global Campus landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Greenwood Village, Colorado State University - Global Campus is a public school with a large student population.

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#6

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for human resource management students. It came in at #6 on the list. Capella University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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#7

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

Columbia Southern University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools ranking. Columbia Southern University is a large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Orange Beach.

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#8

Park University

Parkville, MO

Park University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools ranking. Park University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Parkville.

While working on their degree, HR majors at Park University accumulate an average of around $24,344 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $253, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY

With a ranking of #9, SUNY Empire State College did quite well on this year’s best schools for human resource management students. SUNY Empire is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Saratoga Springs.

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#10

Columbia College

Columbia, MO

Columbia College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools ranking. Located in the city of Columbia, Columbia College Missouri is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their degree, HR majors at Columbia College Missouri accumulate an average of around $29,976 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $311, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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DeVry University - Illinois came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools ranking. DeVry University - Illinois is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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#12

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

Wilmington University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for human resource management students. It came in at #12 on the list. Wilmington University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of New Castle.

HR majors at Wilmington University take out an average of $27,995 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $304.

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Southern New Hampshire University landed the #13 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best human resource management programs. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Manchester.

On average, HR graduates from SNHU take out $37,600 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $438.

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Rasmussen University - Florida ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools list. Rasmussen University - Florida is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the city of Ocala.

After completing their degree, HR graduates from Rasmussen University - Florida carry an average student debtload of $22,380. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $233.

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#15

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA

Central Georgia Technical College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools ranking. Located in the city of Warner Robins, CGTC is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#16

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

Bellevue University ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools list. Bellevue University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Bellevue.

While working on their degree, HR majors at Bellevue University accumulate an average of around $32,219 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $361, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#17

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

With a ranking of #17, Temple University did quite well on this year’s best schools for human resource management students. Temple is a fairly large public school located in the city of Philadelphia.

On average, HR graduates from Temple take out $26,381 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $274.

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#17

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

Champlain College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for human resource management students. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the city of Burlington, Champlain is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#19

Franklin University

Columbus, OH

Franklin University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools ranking. Franklin University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Columbus.

HR majors at Franklin University take out an average of $34,041 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $380, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#20

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, MN

Metropolitan State University landed the #20 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best human resource management programs. Located in the city of Saint Paul, Metro State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

After completing their degree, HR graduates from Metro State carry an average student debtload of $21,055. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $219, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#21

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI

With a ranking of #21, Davenport University did quite well on this year’s best schools for human resource management students. Davenport University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Grand Rapids.

HR majors at Davenport University take out an average of $95,450 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $1,091.

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#22

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI

Lakeshore Technical College landed the #22 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best human resource management programs. LTC is a small public school located in the rural area of Cleveland.

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools list. Located in the small city of Rome, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#24

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for human resource management students. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#25

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

Saint Leo University ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools list. Located in the suburb of Saint Leo, St. Leo University is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, HR graduates from St. Leo University take out $34,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $353, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#27

Grantham University

Lenexa, KS
#28

Waldorf University

Forest City, IA
#29

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA
#31

Belhaven University

Jackson, MS

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools award.

Rank College Location
34 Post University Waterbury, CT
35 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
36 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
36 Fielding Graduate University Santa Barbara, CA
38 Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO
39 Baker College Owosso, MI
40 Purdue University Global Indianapolis, IN
41 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
41 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
41 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
44 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN

View the Most Popular Online Human Resource Management Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

More Human Resource Management Rankings

One of 21 majors within the business area of study, human resource management has other similar majors worth exploring.

HR Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 17,415
Organizational Behavior Studies 3,607
Human Resources Development 2,019
Labor & Industrial Relations 1,903
Other Human Resources Management and Services 1,527
Labor Studies 145

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 404,734
Accounting 101,094
Finance & Financial Management 57,893
General Business/Commerce 55,749
Marketing 52,262

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Arunkumar Umapathy.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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