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States with human resources schools

How will your human resources education stack up?

If you want to study human resources at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. The US has 805 brick and mortar human resources schools.

Top Schools

The top schools in the nation in 2010 that had human resources programs were:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  3. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, California

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 21,916 students graduated with degrees in human resources. Of these students, 1,526 received certifications in human resources, 11,555 received an undergraduate degree in human resources, and 8,835 received a graduate-level degree in human resources.


Students can pursue education in human resources at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Human Resources
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources
  • Master's Degree in Human Resources
  • Doctoral Degree in Human Resources
  • Certificate in Human Resources

During the course of their human resources education, students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge:

  • Observation
  • Verbal Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Active Listening
  • Performance Management


In 2010, human resources schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $27,493 per year. The highest tuition was charged by the following human resources schools:

  1. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920
  3. Tulane University of Louisiana - located in New Orleans, Louisiana, students paid $40,584

The lowest tuition was charged by the following human resources schools:

  1. Appalachian State University - located in Boone, North Carolina, students paid $4,491
  2. Stony Brook University - located in Stony Brook, New York, students paid $6,488
  3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625

How will your human resources job compare?

Many US human resources graduates become human resources assistant . The largest populations of human resource professionals are in the following states:

  1. California - 26,460 Human Resource Professionals
  2. New York - 15,240 Human Resource Professionals
  3. Texas - 14,530 Human Resource Professionals

Projected Growth

Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for human resource professionals to be the fastest in these states:

  1. Montana - 14%
  2. Georgia - 13%
  3. Rhode Island - 10%


In the US, human resource professionals earn on average $46,526 per year. However, the salary for human resource professionals can vary greatly based not only on the exact human resources profession you pursue but also on factors such as professional associations and certifications, professional associations and certifications, and education. Salaries for human resource professionals range from less than $15,620 per year to more than $166,260 per year. Human resource professionals in the following states make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Washington DC - $89,070 per year
  2. New Jersey - $86,500 per year
  3. California - $83,900 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for human resource professionals are:

  1. Oklahoma - $46,935 per year
  2. South Dakota - $55,315 per year
  3. North Dakota - $55,920 per year

The human resource professionals with lowest average salaries in 2010 were:

  1. Human Resources Assistant - $37,900 per year

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Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150,090 $37,900 -7.3%
Human Resources Managers 67,700 $108,600