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2021 Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools

457 Colleges
$60,558 Avg Salary
$28,049 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods School for You

With 23,738 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, management sciences and quantitative methods is the #8 most popular major in the United States.

Today's business students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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 Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools ranking is one of many tools that Business Degree Central has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 457 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for management science majors pursuing a .

Our analysis found The University of Texas at Dallas to be the most popular school for management sciences and quantitative methods students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the medium-sized city of Richardson, UT Dallas is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Arizona State University - Tempe is a great place for management sciences and quantitative methods students. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tempe.

The average amount in student loans that management science majors at ASU - Tempe take out is $31,398. 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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#3

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

The excellent programs at University of Rochester helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best management sciences and quantitative methods schools in the United States. Located in the midsize city of Rochester, University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. UIUC is a very large public school located in the city of Champaign.

While working on their degree, management science majors at UIUC accumulate an average of around $16,572 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $172, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

The excellent programs at University of Pennsylvania helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best management sciences and quantitative methods schools in the United States. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

The average amount in student loans that management science majors at UPenn take out is $62,311. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $726.

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Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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University of California - Davis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. It came in at #7 on the list. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Davis.

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#8

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#9

Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Durham.

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Columbia University in the City of New York came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools ranking. Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, management science majors at Columbia accumulate an average of around $44,367 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $517.

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University of South Carolina - Columbia ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, UofSC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#12

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

With a ranking of #12, Northwestern University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. Northwestern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Evanston.

The average amount in student loans that management science majors at Northwestern take out is $39,477. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $460, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia - Main Campus landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular management sciences and quantitative methods programs. Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a very large student population.

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#14

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. It came in at #14 on the list. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette.

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University of Connecticut landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular management sciences and quantitative methods programs. UCONN is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Storrs.

Management Science majors at UCONN take out an average of $19,152 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $199.

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#16

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools ranking. Fordham U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bronx.

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#17

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

With a ranking of #17, University of Iowa did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. Located in the small city of Iowa City, Iowa is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, management science graduates from Iowa take out $21,000 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 $218.

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#18

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public school with a very large student population.

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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools ranking. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Harrisburg.

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With a ranking of #20, University of California - San Diego did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. Located in the city of La Jolla, UCSD is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Management Science majors at UCSD take out an average of $17,953 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $186, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Maryland Global Campus came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, management science graduates from UMGC carry an average student debt load of $46,050. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $537.

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With a ranking of #22, University of Southern California did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, management science majors at USC accumulate an average of around $83,722 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $976, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#23

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Saint Joseph’s University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. It came in at #23 on the list. St. Joe's is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

Management Science majors at St. Joe's take out an average of $28,592 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 $318.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public school with a fairly small student population.

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Stevens Institute of Technology came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#28

Baruch College

New York, NY
#29

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
#30

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
#30

Boston University

Boston, MA
#34

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT
#38

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
#38

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#40

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA
#42

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
#45

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
#46

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR
#47

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

Additional Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 457 different United States management sciences and quantitative methods schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
51 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
53 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
54 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
55 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
56 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
57 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
58 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
59 George Washington University Washington, DC
60 Drake University Des Moines, IA
60 Texas A&M University - Commerce Commerce, TX
62 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
63 University of Denver Denver, CO
64 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
65 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
66 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
67 American University Washington, DC
68 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional popular schools for Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods students that almost earned our Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools award.

Rank College Location
69 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
70 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
70 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
72 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
73 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
74 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
75 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
76 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
77 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
78 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
79 University of North Texas Denton, TX
79 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
79 Creighton University Omaha, NE
79 National Louis University Chicago, IL
83 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
84 Suffolk University Boston, MA
85 Seattle University Seattle, WA
86 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
87 New York University New York, NY
88 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
89 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
90 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
90 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR

Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods by Region

View the Most Popular Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools for a specific region near you.

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

One of 21 majors within the business area of study, management sciences and quantitative methods has other similar majors worth exploring.

Management Science Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Management Science 11,422
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 7,354
Business Statistics 2,830
Actuarial Science 2,132

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

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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