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2021 Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates

416,954 Bachelor's Degrees
$42,499 Avg Salary
$25,496 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 416,954 bachelor's degrees were awarded to business, management and marketing students, making the major the most popular in the country. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates ranking analyzed 1,326 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in business, management and marketing.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when 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.

Salaries of Business, Management & Marketing Majors After Graduation

After graduation, business, management and marketing majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $42,499 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 7% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

Average Salary for Business, Management & Marketing Graduates from Schools Nationwide  42,499
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Grads in United States

The following colleges produce the highest paid business, management and marketing graduates.

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates

#1

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND

Bismarck State College comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. BSC is a small public school located in the city of Bismarck.

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Our rankings recognize Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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United States Military Academy comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. West Point is a small public school located in the town of West Point.

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#3

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

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#4

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Our rankings recognize Carnegie Mellon University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Berkeley. UC Berkeley is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public school with a very large student population.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid business, management and marketing school. Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a very large student population.

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#8

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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#9

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Our rankings recognize Emory University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Emory is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Atlanta.

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United States Air Force Academy comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. USAFA is a small public school located in the town of USAF Academy.

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#10

New York University

New York, NY

New York University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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Stevens Institute of Technology comes in at #11 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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#12

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Notre Dame.

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Our rankings recognize Wentworth Institute of Technology as the #13 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Boston, WIT is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNC Chapel Hill is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Chapel Hill.

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#15

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest University comes in at #15 in this year's ranking. Wake Forest University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Winston-Salem.

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University of California - Los Angeles earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. UCLA is a very large public school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

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#17

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University landed the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid business, management and marketing school. Villanova is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Villanova.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute landed the #18 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid business, management and marketing school. Located in the midsize city of Worcester, WPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#19

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston College as the #19 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#19

Union College New York

Schenectady, NY

Our rankings recognize Union College New York as the #19 school in this year's rankings. Union College Schenectady is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Schenectady.

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#20

Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University earned the #20 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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Southern Methodist University comes in at #21 in this year's ranking. SMU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas.

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#22

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

The #22 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Lehigh University. Lehigh is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Bethlehem.

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Rest of the Top 50 Schools for Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
#28

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL
#29

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
#30

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
#34

Cleary University

Howell, MI
#39

Fordham University

Bronx, NY
#42

Babson College

Wellesley, MA
#43

Yeshiva University

New York, NY
#46

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
#47

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#49

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the rest of the schools awarded a Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 1326 different United States business, management and marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
51 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
52 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
53 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
54 Everglades University Boca Raton, FL
55 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
56 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
57 Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Daytona Beach, FL
58 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott Prescott, AZ
59 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach Daytona Beach, FL
60 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
61 University of Delaware Newark, DE
62 Drake University Des Moines, IA
63 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
64 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
65 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
66 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
67 Boston University Boston, MA
68 William Penn University Oskaloosa, IA
69 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
70 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
71 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
72 Elon University Elon, NC
73 National Louis University Chicago, IL
74 George Fox University Newberg, OR
75 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
76 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
77 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
78 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
79 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
80 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
81 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
82 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
83 Baylor University Waco, TX
84 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
85 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
86 Benedictine University Lisle, IL
87 Ranken Technical College Saint Louis, MO
88 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
89 Baker University Baldwin City, KS
90 University of Alaska Southeast Juneau, AK
91 Bryant University Smithfield, RI
92 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
93 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
93 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
94 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
95 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
96 Stonehill College Easton, MA
96 Cedarville University Cedarville, OH
97 University of Georgia Athens, GA
98 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
99 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
100 Muhlenberg College Allentown, PA
101 LeTourneau University Longview, TX
102 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
103 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
104 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
105 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
106 Samford University Birmingham, AL
107 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
108 Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH
108 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
109 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
110 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
111 CUNY Graduate School and University Center New York, NY
112 College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
113 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
114 Pace University - New York New York, NY
115 Immaculata University Immaculata, PA
116 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA
117 National University La Jolla, CA
118 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
119 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
120 University of Minnesota - Crookston Crookston, MN
121 University of Northwestern - St Paul Saint Paul, MN
122 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
123 Brandman University Irvine, CA
124 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK
125 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
126 Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI
127 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
128 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
129 Post University Waterbury, CT
130 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
130 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
131 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
132 Judson University Elgin, IL
133 Providence College Providence, RI
134 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
135 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
136 University of Maryland - University College Adelphi, MD
137 University of Michigan - Dearborn Dearborn, MI
138 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
139 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
140 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
141 DePaul University Chicago, IL
142 Creighton University Omaha, NE
143 Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global Marion, IN
144 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
145 Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame, IN
146 Manhattan College Riverdale, NY
147 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
148 Manchester University North Manchester, IN
149 Dickinson College Carlisle, PA
150 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
151 University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
152 Concordia University - Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
153 Southern Nazarene University Bethany, OK
154 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
155 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
156 Howard University Washington, DC
157 John Brown University Siloam Springs, AR
158 Mid - America Christian University Oklahoma City, OK
159 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
160 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
161 Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA
162 Strayer University - Mississippi Jackson, MS
163 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
164 Seattle University Seattle, WA
165 Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program Portland, OR
166 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
167 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
168 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
169 Weber State University Ogden, UT
170 University of La Verne La Verne, CA
171 Indiana Wesleyan University Marion, IN
172 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
173 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
174 Saint Johns University Collegeville, MN
175 Strayer University - Global Region Washington, DC
176 Maine Maritime Academy Castine, ME
177 Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN
178 Strayer University - Texas Austin, TX
179 Strayer University - Arkansas Little Rock, AR
180 Concordia University - Texas Lakeway, TX
181 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
182 Roger Williams University Bristol, RI
183 Strayer University - Georgia Atlanta, GA
184 Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA
185 Becker College Worcester, MA
186 Strayer University - Maryland Suitland, MD
187 Strayer University - New Jersey Cherry Hill, NJ
188 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
189 Strayer University - Alabama Birmingham, AL
190 Strayer University - Florida Tampa, FL
191 Strayer University - North Carolina Morrisville, NC
192 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
193 Strayer University - Delaware Newark, DE
194 Northwest University Kirkland, WA
195 Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies Kirkland, WA
196 Strayer University - Virginia Arlington, VA
197 Warner Pacific College Portland, OR
198 John Carroll University University Heights, OH

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Business, Management & Marketing students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates award.

Rank College Location
135 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
199 Lincoln College Lincoln, IL
200 Trident University International Cypress, CA
201 University of Denver Denver, CO
202 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
203 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY
204 Strayer University - Pennsylvania Trevose, PA
205 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
206 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
207 Strayer University - West Virginia Scott Depot, WV
208 Illinois State University Normal, IL
209 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
210 Averett University - Non - Traditional Programs Danville, VA
211 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
212 Utah State University Logan, UT
213 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
214 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
215 Strayer University - Tennessee Memphis, TN
216 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
217 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
218 Towson University Towson, MD
219 Carthage College Kenosha, WI
220 University of Management and Technology Arlington, VA
221 Peirce College Philadelphia, PA
222 Strayer University - South Carolina Greenville, SC
223 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
224 St. Mary’s University San Antonio, TX
225 Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor, MI
226 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
227 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
228 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
229 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
230 MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS
231 Wofford College Spartanburg, SC
232 Shorter University Rome, GA
233 SUNY Maritime College Throggs Neck, NY
234 Simpson College Indianola, IA
235 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
236 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
237 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
238 Washington State University Pullman, WA
239 Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO
240 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
241 Nevada State College Henderson, NV
242 McDaniel College Westminster, MD
243 The King’s College New York, NY
244 Strayer University - District of Columbia Washington, DC
245 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
246 Albertus Magnus College New Haven, CT
247 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
248 Woodbury University Burbank, CA
249 Iowa State University Ames, IA
250 American University Washington, DC
251 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
252 University of Washington - Bothell Campus Bothell, WA
253 SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY
254 Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
255 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
256 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
257 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
258 City University of Seattle Seattle, WA
259 Columbia Basin College Pasco, WA
260 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
261 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
262 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
263 Bay Path University Longmeadow, MA
264 Fisher College Boston, MA
265 Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses Fort Wayne, IN

Business, Management & Marketing by Region

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Business, Management & Marketing Majors to Study

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.
  • 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 Amit Savargaonkar.

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