Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

7,669

growing 15.2%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$7,098

growing 2.05%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$31,096

declining 0.045%

Average Wage

$88,037

growing 2.76%

People in Workforce

10.9M

growing 3.53%

Average Employee Age

43.7

growing 0.358%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management degree recipients are East Lansing, MI, Columbus, OH, and Charles Town, WV. The locations with a relatively high number of Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management degree recipients are Elim, PA, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, and Melbourne, FL. The most common degree awarded to students studying Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management and the types of students that study this field. Michigan State University awards the most degrees in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management in the US, but Commonwealth Technical Institute and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management.

Tuition costs for Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management majors are, on average, $7,098 for in-state public colleges, and $31,096 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (104 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (4,620 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management, is Public, 4-year or above (4,620 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,098

Median In-State Public

$31,096

Median Out of State Private

Michigan State University has the most Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management degree recipients, with 380 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Commonwealth Technical Institute and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management, with 10.2% and 10%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Business graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Business majors is $88,037 and the most common occupations are Accountants & auditors, Miscellaneous managers, and Financial managers.

The industry that employs the most Business majors is Insurance carriers & related activities, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Leather tanning & finishing, & other allied products manufacturing .

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management is from the 2 Digit Course Business.

$88,037

Average Wage in Workforce

± $668

2.76%

1 Year Growth

± 1.05%

The average salary for Business majors is $88,037 and the most common occupations are Accountants & auditors, Miscellaneous managers, and Financial managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Business majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Business majors, by number of employees, are Accountants & auditors, Miscellaneous managers, and Financial managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Business majors working as Accountants & auditors, Financial analysts, and Financial examiners.

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management is from the 2 Digit Course Business.

The highest paid occupations by median income for Business majors are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management is from the 2 Digit Course Business.

10.9M

2017 Workforce

± 78,018

3.53%

1 Year Growth

± 0.986%

The number of Business graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.53%, from 10.5M in 2016 to 10.9M in 2017.

The largest single share of Business graduates go on to work as Accountants & auditors (10.5%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Business by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management is from the 2 Digit Course Business.

10.9M

2017 Workforce

± 78,018

3.53%

1 Year Growth

± 0.986%

The number of Business graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.53%, from 10.5M in 2016 to 10.9M in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Business graduates by share is Insurance carriers & related activities, followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Business.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management is from the 2 Digit Course Business.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Business majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Business in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Business is 43.7, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Business degrees, and White students earn the majority (4,429) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management is from the 2 Digit Course Business.

43.7

Average Age in 2017

± 0.0939 Years

0.358%

1 Year Change

± 0.304%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Business. The most common ages of employees with this major are 35 and 47 years old, which represent 2.72% and 2.69% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management are Bachelors Degree, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Masters Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management is from the 2 Digit Course Business.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Business are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (65.3%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,429 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    952 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    710 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    2,381 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    965 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    269 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management is from the 2 Digit Course Business.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. India

    157,347 degree recipients

  2. Philippines

    150,806 degree recipients

  3. Mexico

    127,078 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Indonesia

    3.17 times more than expected

  2. Latvia

    3.1 times more than expected

  3. South Central Asia, not specified

    2.88 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Indonesia that hold Business degrees (3.17 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (157,347 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management majors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Operation and Control.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Critical Thinking, Monitoring, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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