Best Colleges for Business Majors

Nearly one in five graduates earned a bachelor’s degree in business in 2017—it’s the most popular undergraduate major. These 50 colleges place high in our overall ranking, have large shares of students majoring in business subjects, and produce top salaries for graduates who studied business.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations.

College Name
Overall
MONEY
Rank
Median SAT/ACT score
Est. price 2018-19 without aid
Est. price 2018-19 with avg. grant
% with need who get grants
Average student debt
Early career earnings for business majors
College Name
Overall
MONEY
Rank
Median SAT/ACT score
Est. price 2018-19 without aid
Est. price 2018-19 with avg. grant
% with need who get grants
Average student debt
Early career earnings for business majors
30
1
1450/34 $71,100 $28,700 97% $21,500 $70,500
69
2
Wellesley, MA
1270/29 $70,100 $29,500 95% $26,000 $68,600
8
3
1240/NA $32,500 $10,200 89% $10,800 $57,200
85
4
1180/28 $67,800 $38,200 98% $26,500 $62,800
24
5
1390/32 $67,500 $25,600 100% $21,500 $71,600
104
6
1320/31 $66,400 $24,100 98% $21,100 $63,700
113
7
1390/32 $73,900 $35,400 91% $22,400 $66,500
61
8
1040/23 $28,800 $14,800 93% $15,000 $59,900
160
9
1190/27 $65,900 $41,400 85% $27,000 $65,300
14
10
1480/34 $73,400 $24,600 99% $20,600 $78,100
117
11
Bethlehem, PA
1330/31 $67,500 $29,500 98% $24,300 $68,700
60
12
Chestnut Hill, MA
1360/32 $72,300 $29,200 88% $19,000 $67,900
103
13
Santa Clara, CA
1300/30 $71,100 $40,400 71% $21,500 $69,800
94
14
1240/29 $27,000 $16,100 92% $19,100 $58,200
46
15
Washington, DC
1420/32 $73,300 $28,600 88% $15,500 $74,500
172
16
Providence, RI
1140/26 $66,500 $37,800 98% $27,000 $60,200
29
17
1210/NA $26,900 $18,500 71% $24,000 $59,700
91
18
Winston-Salem, NC
NA/NA $70,800 $25,600 96% $23,000 $64,200
94
19
1180/27 $25,000 $13,600 80% $22,500 $58,500
153
20
1320/31 $69,900 $35,700 91% $26,500 $65,700
80
21
Collegeville, MN
1040/25 $57,200 $27,500 98% $27,000 $58,200
123
22
1420/33 $69,800 $32,200 91% $27,900 $61,100
223
23
1140/26 $67,600 $37,600 84% $25,000 $60,300
185
24
1320/30 $72,000 $33,900 99% $27,000 $63,000
256
25
NA/NA $66,100 $36,700 76% $27,000 $62,500
195
26
1170/27 $56,000 $33,100 98% $26,000 $56,000
115
27
1150/25 $28,200 $14,000 93% $20,300 $55,400
128
28
Atlanta, GA
1400/32 $68,600 $26,600 94% $17,200 $69,500
278
29
1140/26 $62,300 $38,700 92% $23,000 $58,400
281
30
Smithfield, RI
1170/26 $61,300 $39,200 70% $27,000 $57,600
97
31
1060/23 $29,400 $19,800 79% $23,800 $55,500
222
32
1130/27 $59,100 $36,500 99% $26,000 $58,900
65
33
1230/NA $32,300 $16,800 70% $22,200 $61,400
68
34
1170/26 $28,500 $17,100 83% $24,200 $59,500
47
35
1030/24 $26,700 $13,500 79% $19,000 $50,300
35
36
1200/28 $35,300 $24,100 39% $23,300 $60,700
26
37
1320/30 $26,700 $17,800 83% $19,500 $63,600
39
38
Harrisonburg, VA
1130/25 $26,700 $17,500 51% $20,900 $60,100
17
39
1190/27 $29,200 $16,600 82% $18,800 $58,300
97
40
1160/27 $29,900 $19,400 78% $19,800 $59,700
333
41
1270/29 $74,000 $40,800 96% $26,000 $63,100
253
42
1060/25 $67,100 $38,300 98% $25,000 $61,700
64
43
1260/29 $27,800 $19,900 88% $18,700 $62,500
169
44
890/18 $25,700 $11,600 94% $16,300 $55,700
62
45
990/22 $25,000 $14,700 78% $17,000 $58,200
318
46
1240/29 $32,600 $21,700 85% $24,800 $61,300
166
47
1160/27 $56,600 $36,000 98% $27,000 $57,500
41
48
1130/27 $29,200 $16,100 74% $25,500 $57,100
79
49
1110/26 $28,900 $15,400 80% $15,300 $54,200
247
50
1230/28 $66,300 $44,000 95% $21,700 $58,100
Rank
1
Athens, GA
Money rank
94
Median SAT/ACT score
1240/29
2
Bloomington, IN
Money rank
94
Median SAT/ACT score
1180/27
3
Boston, MA
Money rank
123
Median SAT/ACT score
1420/33
4
Boston, MA
Money rank
185
Median SAT/ACT score
1320/30
5
Baltimore, MD
Money rank
256
Median SAT/ACT score
NA/NA
6
Saint Paul, MN
Money rank
195
Median SAT/ACT score
1170/27
7
Philadelphia, PA
Money rank
278
Median SAT/ACT score
1140/26
8
Fairfax, VA
Money rank
97
Median SAT/ACT score
1160/27
9
Bronx, NY
Money rank
333
Median SAT/ACT score
1270/29
10
Hayward, CA
Money rank
169
Median SAT/ACT score
890/18
11
East Lansing, MI
Money rank
41
Median SAT/ACT score
1130/27
12
Lexington, VA
Money rank
24
Median SAT/ACT score
1390/32
13
San Jose, CA
Money rank
61
Median SAT/ACT score
1040/23
14
Fairfield, CT
Money rank
160
Median SAT/ACT score
1190/27
15
Philadelphia, PA
Money rank
14
Median SAT/ACT score
1480/34
16
Chestnut Hill, MA
Money rank
60
Median SAT/ACT score
1360/32
17
Collegeville, MN
Money rank
80
Median SAT/ACT score
1040/25
18
Smithfield, RI
Money rank
281
Median SAT/ACT score
1170/26
19
Dayton, OH
Money rank
222
Median SAT/ACT score
1130/27
20
New Brunswick, NJ
Money rank
65
Median SAT/ACT score
1230/NA
21
Newark, DE
Money rank
68
Median SAT/ACT score
1170/26
22
Moraga, CA
Money rank
253
Median SAT/ACT score
1060/25
23
Wellesley, MA
Money rank
69
Median SAT/ACT score
1270/29
24
Waltham, MA
Money rank
85
Median SAT/ACT score
1180/28
25
Richmond, VA
Money rank
104
Median SAT/ACT score
1320/31
26
Washington, DC
Money rank
46
Median SAT/ACT score
1420/32
27
Villanova, PA
Money rank
153
Median SAT/ACT score
1320/31
28
Tempe, AZ
Money rank
115
Median SAT/ACT score
1150/25
29
Pomona, CA
Money rank
47
Median SAT/ACT score
1030/24
30
Ewing, NJ
Money rank
35
Median SAT/ACT score
1200/28
31
Harrisonburg, VA
Money rank
39
Median SAT/ACT score
1130/25
32
San Luis Obispo, CA
Money rank
64
Median SAT/ACT score
1260/29
33
Notre Dame, IN
Money rank
30
Median SAT/ACT score
1450/34
34
Los Angeles, CA
Money rank
113
Median SAT/ACT score
1390/32
35
Santa Clara, CA
Money rank
103
Median SAT/ACT score
1300/30
36
Providence, RI
Money rank
172
Median SAT/ACT score
1140/26
37
Winston-Salem, NC
Money rank
91
Median SAT/ACT score
NA/NA
38
Atlanta, GA
Money rank
128
Median SAT/ACT score
1400/32
39
College Station, TX
Money rank
17
Median SAT/ACT score
1190/27
40
Oxford, OH
Money rank
318
Median SAT/ACT score
1240/29
41
San Diego, CA
Money rank
79
Median SAT/ACT score
1110/26
42
New York, NY
Money rank
8
Median SAT/ACT score
1240/NA
43
Bethlehem, PA
Money rank
117
Median SAT/ACT score
1330/31
44
Blacksburg, VA
Money rank
29
Median SAT/ACT score
1210/NA
45
San Francisco, CA
Money rank
223
Median SAT/ACT score
1140/26
46
Charleston, SC
Money rank
97
Median SAT/ACT score
1060/23
47
Vestal, NY
Money rank
26
Median SAT/ACT score
1320/30
48
Chico, CA
Money rank
62
Median SAT/ACT score
990/22
49
Milwaukee, WI
Money rank
166
Median SAT/ACT score
1160/27
50
Los Angeles, CA
Money rank
247
Median SAT/ACT score
1230/28
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