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2021 Highest Paid Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Graduates

8,738 Bachelor's Degrees
$50,788 Avg Salary
$22,180 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods School for You

Highest Paid Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, management sciences and quantitative methods was ranked #56. In fact, 8,738 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Management Science Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Graduates ranking, we looked at 65 colleges that offer a bachelor's in management science.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Majors Make After Graduation?

The average management sciences and quantitative methods major who graduates from a school in the United States earns about $50,788 per year during the early years of their career. This is 28% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Average Salary for Management Science Graduates from Schools Nationwide  50,788
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Grads in the United States

The following colleges produce the highest paid management science graduates.

Top 16 Best Schools for Highly Paid Management Science Graduates

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Our rankings recognize University of Pennsylvania as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Waltham, Bentley is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in management science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $74,400.

While working on their bachelor's, management science majors at Bentley accumulate an average of around $24,404 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public college with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in management science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $74,000.

Management Science majors at Wisconsin take out an average of $19,761 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $211.

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#3

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Drake is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Des Moines. Students who receive their bachelor's in management science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $71,600.

While working on their bachelor's, management science majors at Drake accumulate an average of around $22,409 in student debt.

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#3

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. Management Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $67,700.

On average, management science graduates from Virginia Tech take out $21,312 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $235.

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University of Delaware landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid management sciences and quantitative methods school. Located in the suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of St Thomas Minnesota. UST MN is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul. Students who receive their bachelor's in management science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $66,700.

Management Science majors at UST MN take out an average of $21,120 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $234, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the city of New Brunswick. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in management science from the school is $65,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, management science graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick carry an average student debtload of $22,007. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $257.

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Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid management sciences and quantitative methods school. Temple is a very large public school located in the large city of Philadelphia. Management Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $65,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, management science graduates from Temple carry an average student debtload of $23,285. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $271, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - College Park as the #8 school in this year's rankings. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of College Park. Students who receive their bachelor's in management science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $65,000.

On average, management science graduates from UMCP take out $19,182 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $218.

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Our rankings recognize University of Connecticut as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in management science from the school is $63,900.

After completing their bachelor's degree, management science graduates from UCONN carry an average student debtload of $19,107. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $199.

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Lenoir - Rhyne University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid management sciences and quantitative methods school. Lenoir - Rhyne University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Hickory.

The average amount in student loans that management science majors at Lenoir - Rhyne University take out while working on their bachelor's is $27,862.

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Our rankings recognize University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in management science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $63,700.

While working on their bachelor's, management science majors at UIUC accumulate an average of around $15,982 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $172, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Tempe as the #11 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public college with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in management science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $62,200.

Management Science majors at ASU - Tempe take out an average of $20,593 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $210, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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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 Highest Paid Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Graduates award.

Rank College Location
11 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
12 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
12 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
13 University of Denver Denver, CO
13 Ball State University Muncie, IN
14 Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
15 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
16 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
19 Pace University - New York New York, NY
20 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA

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One of 21 majors within the Business, Management & Marketing area of study, Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
General Business/Commerce 25,818

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Notes and References

  • 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.
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