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2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

There are about 87,100 students enrolled in Human Resources in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

26,885

Vs. National Avg.

70%

popularity Rank

#49

cost

Somewhat Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$24K

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

cost Rank

#265

salary

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$41K

Vs. National Avg.

2%

salary Rank

#250

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-4%

professors Rank

#321

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

4%

students Rank

#164

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Human Resources is a valuable choice and often a critical first step for undergrads endeavoring to begin a career as a senior human resources consultant, a human resource advisor, or a psychiatrist. Interestingly, human resources is a fairly common choice coming in at the 40th most popular degree. Last academic year, there were 11,757 human resources graduates. In-state tuition for human resources at private schools is, on average, 3.1 times more costly than their public counterparts.

There are 427 universities that offer human resources. 427 colleges is on par with other majors offered in the United States. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other human resources majors, consider universities in Michigan which have more undergraduates admitted to human resources than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to get a degree in human resources is in the Mid East region with University of Maryland Global Campus, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and Cornell University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to major in human resources is the Big Ten Conference with University of Iowa, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus representing the conference. Based on our comprehensive list on the best colleges, our selection for the best university for human resources is Cornell University.

The 'best' school is not necessarily the 'best' school for every student. There can be lots of facets to think about when deciding on school. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could refashion your decision of where to go to school. At authority.org, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which human resources university boasts the best college campus, the answer is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If, for example, you are very interested in which school is home to the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more so we can evaluate every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbspand from that list, our pick of the school with the best student life for human resources is Cornell University. Are you curious why? Continue reading to find out more about our top selections. Many of our picks will probably shock you.

If cost is a primary deciding factor in your choice of where you attend university, you might be cautious about George Washington University. George Washington University&nbspappears to be our most expensive school for human resources, at least regarding out of state students. We do have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the expense at George Washington University&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you could be interested to know that human resources is the 117th most expensive major in the US, with an average associated cost of $37,300. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for human resources on our list is District of Columbia with expenses at the primary school, George Washington University, of $54,453. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for human resources is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with George Washington University with a cost of $54,453, Cornell University with a cost of $56,550, and Saint Joseph's University with a cost of $46,350.

Our cheapest region for human resources is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, Western Governors University with a cost of $6,380, and Colorado State University-Global Campus with a cost of $8,400. On the bright side, the most affordable university for human resources is Johnson & Wales University-Online. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state students can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $10,000 for a degree in human resources. That price swells substantially to an average of $21,200 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our selection for the college representing the best value for human resources: Cornell University. On this page you can see our comprehensive list of the colleges we believe to be the best value&nbspoverall. That being said, this list is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for human resources students vary a lot, but within two-years of completing the major students will regularly earn around $52,200. There can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; top positions can make up to $96,600. Right out of college, the lowest earning opportunities within the human resources field earn $27,900, which could be worse. The highest earning grads for human resources have come from Cornell University&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of human resources is decent, coming within the 56th percentile of all majors. The school with the most composite diversity for human resources is Johnson & Wales University-Online&nbspand here you can find our general list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Human Resources only ranks within the 27th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 52nd percentile. White students make up the largest proportion at 62% of students studying human resources. Additionally, 67% of undergraduates pursuing a human resources degree are women.

The median ranking of human resources' professors is 4 stars, a ranking that is actually the average across every major; this is a fine. If you are curious about the most popular human resources professor in the country, consider looking up Bill Sokol from San Francisco State University. It might come as a surprise, but the highest ranked human resources instructors by student come from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If we including data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing the best professors for human resources is Northwestern University. You will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the top examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for human resources is Northwestern University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that approaching university through a lens mainly built on superlatives might create problems. We at Authority encourage you to read our other pages on different schools and read some of our informative background 'blog posts' on beneficial details to look out for as your university search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Human Resources

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ | https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/

67%

Acceptance

56,178

Students

#152

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

Norman, OK | www.ou.edu/

83%

Acceptance

31,445

Students

#440

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA | https://www.richmond.edu/

31%

Acceptance

4,534

Students

#70

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Pitzer College

Claremont, CA | https://www.pitzer.edu/

17%

Acceptance

1,111

Students

#85

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA | https://emu.edu/

72%

Acceptance

1,829

Students

#591

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

George Washington University

Washington, DC | https://www.gwu.edu/

43%

Acceptance

32,209

Students

#68

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

New York University

New York, NY | www.nyu.edu/

21%

Acceptance

58,361

Students

#23

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Florida International University

Miami, FL | www.fiu.edu/

58%

Acceptance

73,970

Students

#364

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC | www.unc.edu/

25%

Acceptance

32,160

Students

#69

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI | https://www.msu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Villanova University

Villanova, PA | www.villanova.edu/

31%

Acceptance

12,231

Students

#64

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA | www.cmc.edu/

13%

Acceptance

1,361

Students

#26

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Human Resources

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA | www.temple.edu/

71%

Acceptance

42,075

Students

#303

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

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