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Bachelor’s Degrees in Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods

8,738 Yearly Graduations
$51,700 Median Salary
$22,142 Median Debt
There are 277 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in management science. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 14.2% of management science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Management Science Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8,738 students earned their bachelor's degree in management science. This makes it the 11th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 12,583
Bachelor’s Degree 8,738
Graduate Certificate 1,451
Basic Certificate 715
Doctor’s Degree 102
Associate’s Degree 81
Undergraduate Certificate 68

Earnings of Management Science Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in management science is $51,700. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $41,650 and the high is $58,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in management science is $22,142. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $25,897 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $19,638.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $230.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in management science. About 58.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,140
Women 3,598
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Management Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of management science bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,144
Black or African American 443
Hispanic or Latino 748
White 4,668
International Students 1,238
Other Races/Ethnicities 497
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Management Science Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 277 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in management science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
381 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for management science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 381 bachelor's degrees were handed out to management science majors at Virginia Tech. About 31% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
354 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in management science. Roughly 38,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 354 people received their bachelor's degree in management science from UC Davis. About 55% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
348 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Virginia - Main Campus is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in management science. Roughly 25,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 348 people received their bachelor's degree in management science from University of Virginia. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#4

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
275 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for management science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of South Carolina - Columbia. Each year, around 35,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 275 people received their bachelor's degree in management science from UofSC. Of these students, 40% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
273 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in management science. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 273 people received their bachelor's degree in management science from GMU. Of these students, 45% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
215 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - San Diego comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in management science. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The management science program at University of California - San Diego awarded 215 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 43% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
204 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for management science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Pennsylvania. Roughly 26,600 attend the school each year. 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 management science program at University of Pennsylvania awarded 204 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

#8

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
186 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for management science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Iowa. Roughly 31,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 186 bachelor's degrees were handed out to management science majors at Iowa. Of these students, 34% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
174 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Valley State University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in management science. Roughly 24,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,180 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 174 bachelor's degrees were handed out to management science majors at GVSU. About 40% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

169 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Tempe is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in management science. Each year, around 53,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

The management science program at Arizona State University - Tempe awarded 169 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 34% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
169 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for management science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Bridgewater State University. Roughly 10,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $910 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $1,675 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 169 people received their bachelor's degree in management science from Bridgewater State. Of these students, 42% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois
168 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for management science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Illinois State University. Each year, around 20,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,547 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,956 per year.

The management science program at Illinois State University awarded 168 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 48% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
159 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for management science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is DePaul University. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 159 bachelor's degrees were handed out to management science majors at DePaul. Of these students, 53% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
155 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for management science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. Roughly 45,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

The management science program at Purdue University - Main Campus awarded 155 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#15

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
124 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Rochester comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in management science. Roughly 12,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,040 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,705 per year.

The management science program at University of Rochester awarded 124 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#15

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
124 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Alabama is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in management science. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,780 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 124 people received their bachelor's degree in management science from UA. About 15% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
118 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Villanova University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in management science. Roughly 10,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,506 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 118 bachelor's degrees were handed out to management science majors at Villanova. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#18

Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa
117 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Drake University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in management science. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,694 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,568 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 bachelor's degrees were handed out to management science majors at Drake. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 39% were women.

#19

Baruch College

New York, New York
113 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Baruch College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in management science. Roughly 18,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 113 people received their bachelor's degree in management science from Baruch. About 43% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
110 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for management science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Florida. Each year, around 52,400 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 bachelor's degrees were handed out to management science majors at UF. Of these students, 41% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Management Science Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Science 4,591
Other Management Sciences & Methods 1,933
Actuarial Science 1,633
Business Statistics 581

Below are some popular majors that are similar to management science that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
Business & Commerce 25,818

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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