Best Colleges with Operations Research Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Operations Research, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Operations Research is offered at a small amount of schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Operations Research degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Operations Research degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Operations Research.

The Best Operations Research Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 10 Operations Research Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 734 students graduated in the study area of Operations Research with students earning 542 Master's degrees, 160 Bachelor's degrees, 16 Certificates degrees, and 16 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
2 Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Cornell University offers 10 Operations Research Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 378 students graduated in the study area of Operations Research with students earning 190 Bachelor's degrees, 182 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 100 Reviews
3 Princeton University Princeton, NJ

Princeton University offers 6 Operations Research Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 158 students graduated in the study area of Operations Research with students earning 124 Bachelor's degrees, 18 Master's degrees, and 16 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
4 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 8 Operations Research Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 208 students graduated in the study area of Operations Research with students earning 104 Master's degrees, 92 Bachelor's degrees, and 12 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 4 Operations Research Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 42 students graduated in the study area of Operations Research with students earning 22 Doctoral degrees, and 20 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
6 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 2 Operations Research Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 14 students graduated in the study area of Operations Research with students earning 14 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
7 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University offers 8 Operations Research Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 12 students graduated in the study area of Operations Research with students earning 8 Master's degrees, 4 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
8 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX

Southern Methodist University offers 10 Operations Research Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 136 students graduated in the study area of Operations Research with students earning 96 Bachelor's degrees, 40 Master's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
9 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH

Case Western Reserve University offers 4 Operations Research Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 94 students graduated in the study area of Operations Research with students earning 94 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
10 New York University New York, NY

New York University offers 6 Operations Research Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 12 students graduated in the study area of Operations Research with students earning 12 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews

List of Operations Research Schools in the U.S.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 28,086
Cornell University Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 21,904
Princeton University Princeton University Princeton, NJ
5/5
9 : 1 8,138
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
5/5
8 : 1 11,331
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 12,963
Southern Methodist University Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
5/5
14 : 1 11,643
Case Western Reserve University Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
5/5
9 : 1 11,340
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston, MA
5/5
15 : 1 19,940
University Logo Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta, GA
3/5
23 : 1 25,034
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
5/5
16 : 1 6,982
North Carolina State University at Raleigh North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh, NC
3/5
19 : 1 34,015
University of Washington-Seattle Campus University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
3/5
12 : 1 45,408
United States Military Academy United States Military Academy West Point, NY 21 : 1 4,348
Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 7,792
United States Air Force Academy United States Air Force Academy USAFA, CO 25 : 1 4,111
Stony Brook University Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
3/5
14 : 1 25,272
Rutgers University-New Brunswick Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
3/5
13 : 1 49,428
United States Naval Academy United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD 13 : 1 4,525
University of Delaware University of Delaware Newark, DE
3/5
21 : 1 22,852
Florida Institute of Technology Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL
5/5
17 : 1 6,631
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College CUNY Bernard M Baruch College New York, NY
2/5
25 : 1 18,433

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Getting an Operations Research Degree Online

Schools offering online Operations Research degrees

Online Operations Research degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 271 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Operations Research degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Columbia University in the City of New York 0 0 0 271 0
Southern Methodist University 0 0 0 20 0
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 0 0 0 19 0
Florida Institute of Technology 0 0 0 5 0
Kansas State University 0 0 0 4 0
How many schools offer online Operations Research degrees?
  • 1 Certificates
  • 5 Master's

What degrees do people get in Operations Research?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 2 Colleges 3 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 14 Colleges 419 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 5 Colleges 8 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 13 Colleges 49 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 26 Colleges 652 Graduates

Operations Research Degree Overview

Researching a Operations Research degree you will find that there are many opportunities for a traditional degree as well as higher education options. Earning a degree in Operations Research may take more time than just your traditional degree as it is typical to get advanced degrees alongside the traditional. The most commonplace Operations Research degree earned was a master's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Operations Research degree that people acquire is a bachelor's degree. While a master's degree has more popularity, it isn't uncommon for a bachelor's degree as well. Although an associate's degree is offered at some schools, getting a traditional degree is not very common. When it comes to finding the right degree for you, find what would be a good match to your goals and flexibility as well as looking into what school options are available in order for you to earn your degree.

Average cost of college for a Operations Research degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$3,346 Public In-State
$7,826 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$10,068 Public In-State
$42,875 Private In-State
$25,477 Public Out-of-State
$42,875 Private Out-of-State
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