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How will your management education stack up?

If you want to study management 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 1,810 brick and mortar management schools.

Top Schools

The following schools that have management programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York
  2. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  3. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, California

Student Demographics

In the US, 49,315 students graduated from management programs in 2010. Of these students, 8,004 graduated from certificate programs in management, 33,633 graduated from undergraduate programs in management, and 7,678 graduated from graduate-level programs in management.


Students can pursue education in management at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Management
  • Bachelor's Degree in Management
  • Master's Degree in Management
  • Doctoral Degree in Management
  • Certificate in Management

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

  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Administration and Management


Students at management schools around the nation paid an average of $23,491 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The management schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  3. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920

The management schools that charged students the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. Appalachian State University - located in Boone, North Carolina, students paid $4,491
  3. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, students paid $5,233

How will your management job compare?

The highest percentage of management graduates pursue careers as managers. According to the government, in 2010 the US had 1,708,080 managers. The states with the largest populations of managers are:

  1. California - 226,480 Managers
  2. Texas - 155,180 Managers
  3. New York - 97,640 Managers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of people working as a manager in the US will shrink to 1,761,880. This would require a -2% decline in the profession. The following states are projected to have the fastest growth for managers over the next few years:

  1. Nevada - 11%
  2. Oregon - 8%
  3. Utah - 8%


In the US, a manager earns on average $105,025 per year. However, the salary for a manager can greatly vary based on factors such as education, your exact job description or work conditions. Approximately 10 percent of managers earn less than $19,420 per year, while another 10 percent earn more than $166,130 per year. On average, a manager earns the most in the following states:

  1. New Jersey - $162,420 per year
  2. Connecticut - $139,080 per year
  3. New York - $137,660 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for managers are:

  1. West Virginia - $78,500 per year
  2. Idaho - $79,990 per year
  3. Montana - $80,850 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)
General and Operations Managers 1,708,080 $113,100 2.7%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,172,070 $39,890 8.1%
Managers, All Other 342,960 $102,160 0.7%
Sales Managers 319,300 $114,110 0.4%
Medical and Health Services Managers 282,990 $93,670 23.0%
Food Service Managers 186,830 $52,220 -2.4%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 147,110 $62,400 -4.6%
Industrial Production Managers 143,310 $95,660 -6.9%
Purchasing Managers 65,220 $100,600 -5.9%
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 53,460 $104,390 22.1%