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Business & Commerce Schools in California

2,568 General Business students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Business & Commerce major is the 57th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Business & Commerce Majors in California

General Business majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 1,401
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 579
Bachelor’s Degree 380
Master’s Degree 133
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 66
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 66
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6
Post-Master’s Certificate 3
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3

Gender Distribution

In California, a general business major is more popular with women than with men.

Business & Commerce Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of general business majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 13.4%
  • Black or African American: 5.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 36.4%
  • White: 30.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.2%
  • Other Races: 7.7%
Business & Commerce Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Business & Commerce Grads in California

There are 670,440 people in the state and 5,325,510 people in the nation working in general business jobs.

Business & Commerce Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Business & Commerce Jobs in California

In this state, general business grads earn an average of $117,770. Nationwide, they make an average of $103,330.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 88 colleges in California that offer general business degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

209 Degrees in Major Awarded
29,346 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 71% of students receive it.

194 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,209 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 40%.

164 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,909 Total Students

23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending Los Angeles City College will pay a net price of $5,248. 68% of students get financical aid.

156 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
10,486 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 33% of the teachers are full time.

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
3,881 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,600 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 24% are considered full time.

#6

Ohlone College

Fremont
142 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,835 Total Students

42% of students get financical aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.10%. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1.

130 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,845 Total Students

33% of the teachers are full time. 75% of students get financical aid. 28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#8

Victor Valley College

Victorville
117 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,231 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 88% get financial aid. A typical student attending Victor Valley College will pay a net price of $8,565.

#9

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill
65 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,271 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 34% of students receive it. 34% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.30%.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
9,838 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. 92% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.12 years to complete their degree at Loyola Marymount.

Business & Commerce Careers in CA

Some of the careers general business majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Construction Managers 18% $107,050
Social and Community Service Managers 18% $64,040
Business Professors 17% $125,810
Cost Estimators 16% $70,660
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 14% $96,700
Management Analysts 13% $82,550
Administrative Services Managers 12% $106,230
General and Operations Managers 12% $114,110
Managers 11% $129,300
Sales Managers 10% $116,020
Industrial Production Managers 4% $110,990
Chief Executives -2% $208,000

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to general business.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Business Administration & Management 64,132
Accounting 7,526
Business Support & Assistance 3,146
Management Sciences & Methods 1,772
Managerial Economics 1,701
Human Resource Management 1,568
Finance & Financial Management 1,504
Marketing 1,358

View all majors related to Business & Commerce

View Nationwide Business & Commerce Report

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