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2022 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree Schools

310 Colleges in the United States
11,331 Bachelor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your bachelor's degree in human resource management, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #42 in the country in terms of popularity. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 310 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for human resource management students pursuing a bachelor's degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 11,331 bachelor's degrees in human resource management during the 2019-2020 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Human Resource Management School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree Schools Your choice of human resource management for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

The overall quality of a bachelor's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their bachelor's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. After all, your bachelor's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on human resource management students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other human resource management students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for human resource management to pay back their student loans after receiving their bachelor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized human resource management related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for human resource management students working on their bachelor's degree.

More Ways to Rank Human Resource Management Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. Go ahead and give it a try, or bookmark the link so you can check it out later.

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Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Human Resource Management in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in human resource management. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in HR

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
270 Annual Graduates
$13,500 Median Student Debt

Every student who is interested in a bachelor's degree in human resource management needs to look into Cornell University. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.

Those human resource management students who get their bachelor's degree from Cornell University make $24,259 more than the typical HR graduate.

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38 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a bachelor's degree in human resource management has to check out Washington University in St Louis. WUSTL is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Saint Louis.More information about a bachelor’s in human resource management from Washington University in St Louis

46 Annual Graduates
$12,875 Median Student Debt

Any student pursuing a degree in a bachelor's degree in human resource management has to check out University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a very large student population.

Those human resource management students who get their bachelor's degree from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor receive $21,459 more than the average HR graduate.

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#4

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA
1 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat Claremont McKenna College if you want to pursue a bachelor's degree in human resource management. Claremont McKenna is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Claremont.More information about a bachelor’s in human resource management from Claremont McKenna College

#5

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
19 Annual Graduates
$31,666 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in human resource management from Northwestern University

11 Annual Graduates

UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the city of Los Angeles.More information about a bachelor’s in human resource management from University of California - Los Angeles

#7

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
23 Annual Graduates

SCU is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Santa Clara.More information about a bachelor’s in human resource management from Santa Clara University

82 Annual Graduates
$17,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public university with a very large student population.

Those human resource management students who get their bachelor's degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill receive $3,159 more than the average HR graduate.

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#9

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
82 Annual Graduates
$25,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the medium-sized city of University of Richmond, URichmond is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

Bachelor's students who receive their degree from the HR program make around $42,000 in the first couple years of working.

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544 Annual Graduates
$22,250 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public university with a fairly large student population.

Human Resource Management bachelor's degree recipients from Rutgers University - New Brunswick get an earnings boost of about $2,159 above the typical income of human resource management majors.

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#11

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
124 Annual Graduates
$23,225 Median Student Debt

Michigan State is a very large public university located in the city of East Lansing.

Human Resource Management bachelor's degree recipients from Michigan State University receive an earnings boost of around $17,259 above the typical earnings of human resource management majors.

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#12

Pitzer College

Claremont, CA
15 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Claremont, Pitzer is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More information about a bachelor’s in human resource management from Pitzer College

283 Annual Graduates
$20,875 Median Student Debt

Colorado State University - Global Campus is a large public university located in the city of Greenwood Village.

Those human resource management students who get their bachelor's degree from Colorado State University - Global Campus receive $12,459 more than the average HR grad.

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107 Annual Graduates
$19,375 Median Student Debt

UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Minneapolis.

Human Resource Management bachelor's degree recipients from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities receive an earnings boost of approximately $3,459 above the average earnings of human resource management majors.

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#15

George Washington University

Washington, DC
29 Annual Graduates
$22,250 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.

Students who graduate with their bachelor's from the HR program state that they receive average early career earnings of $44,300.

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95 Annual Graduates
$18,750 Median Student Debt

Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of College Station.

Bachelor's graduates who receive their degree from the HR program make about $38,400 in their early career salary.

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23 Annual Graduates
$10,192 Median Student Debt

UW Seattle is a very large public university located in the city of Seattle.

Bachelor's recipients from the human resource management program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus get $12,459 more than the standard college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#18

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
13 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Newark, UD is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in human resource management from University of Delaware

321 Annual Graduates
$20,950 Median Student Debt

University of Oklahoma is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Norman.

Bachelor's recipients from the human resource management major at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus make $2,559 more than the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#20

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
18 Annual Graduates
$22,500 Median Student Debt

Marquette is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Milwaukee.

Human Resource Management bachelor's degree recipients from Marquette University receive an earnings boost of around $3,159 over the typical income of human resource management majors.

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4 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a bachelor’s in human resource management from Indiana University - Bloomington

#22

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
143 Annual Graduates
$20,307 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Iowa City, Iowa is a public university with a very large student population.

After graduating, HR bachelor's recipients usually earn around $43,200 at the beginning of their careers.

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419 Annual Graduates
$23,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public university with a fairly large student population.

Human Resource Management bachelor's degree recipients from University of Maryland Global Campus get an earnings boost of approximately $3,559 over the average income of human resource management majors.

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#24

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN
28 Annual Graduates
$22,187 Median Student Debt

Bethel University Minnesota is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Saint Paul.

Human Resource Management bachelor's degree recipients from Bethel University Minnesota receive an earnings boost of about $16,859 over the average earnings of human resource management graduates.

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#25

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
44 Annual Graduates
$26,352 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Philadelphia, St. Joe's is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population.

Those human resource management students who get their bachelor's degree from Saint Joseph's University make $11,459 more than the standard HR grad.

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Rest of the Top Best Human Resource Management Bachelor's Degree Schools

#25

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#26

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
#28

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT
#29

Providence College

Providence, RI
#30

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
#31

Nyack College

Nyack, NY

#34

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
#35

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ
#36

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH
#38

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
#39

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA

#41

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

#43

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI
#44

Park University

Parkville, MO
#45

University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
47 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
48 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
49 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
50 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
51 Baylor University Waco, TX
52 Winona State University Winona, MN
53 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
54 University of Houston Houston, TX
55 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
56 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
57 Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI
58 Waldorf University Forest City, IA
59 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
60 Chapman University Orange, CA
61 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
62 Merrimack College North Andover, MA

Human Resource Management by Region

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Human Resource Management is one of 21 different types of Business, Management & Marketing programs to choose from.

HR Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 7,149
Organizational Behavior Studies 1,961
Labor & Industrial Relations 1,051
Human Resources Development 682
Other Human Resources Management and Services 434
Labor Studies 54

Majors Similar to HR

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 169,868
Accounting 52,477
Finance & Financial Management 48,043
Marketing 45,007
General Business/Commerce 24,866
Hospitality Management 10,672
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 9,956
Management Information Systems 9,498
International Business 6,623
Business/Managerial Economics 5,791

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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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