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2022 Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools

915 Colleges
$40,821 Avg Salary
$25,596 Avg Student Debt

In 2019-2020, 55,749 people earned a degree or certificate in general business/commerce, making the major the #18 most popular in the United States.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 915 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online general business programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY

Our analysis found SUNY Empire State College to be the most popular school for general business/commerce students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. SUNY Empire is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Saratoga Springs.

The average amount in student loans that general business majors at SUNY Empire take out is $23,023. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $239.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Missouri - Columbia. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a very large student population.

General Business majors at Mizzou take out an average of $26,115 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $290.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Strayer University - Global Region is a great place for general business/commerce students pursuing an online degree. Located in the large city of Washington, Strayer University - Global Region is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Out of the 231 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, San Jacinto Community College landed the # 4 spot on the list. San Jacinto College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Pasadena.

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The excellent online programs at Strayer University - Virginia helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best general business/commerce schools in the United States. Located in the medium-sized city of Arlington, Strayer University - Virginia is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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Strayer University - Georgia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general business/commerce students. It came in at #6 on the list. Strayer University - Georgia is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Atlanta.

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#7

Columbia College

Columbia, MO

Columbia College landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best general business/commerce programs. Located in the city of Columbia, Columbia College Missouri is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

After completing their degree, general business graduates from Columbia College Missouri carry an average student debtload of $28,442. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $311.

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Austin Community College District ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools list. Austin Community College District is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin.

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University of Missouri - St Louis came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, UMSL is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, general business graduates from UMSL take out $22,625 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $251, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Strayer University - Maryland ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools list. Located in the suburb of Suitland, Strayer University - Maryland is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#11

Purdue University Global

Indianapolis, IN

Purdue University Global landed the #11 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best general business/commerce programs. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Purdue University Global is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Strayer University - North Carolina landed the #12 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best general business/commerce programs. Located in the large suburb of Morrisville, Strayer University - North Carolina is a private for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#13

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO

Lindenwood University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general business/commerce students. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the small city of Saint Charles, Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that general business majors at Lindenwood University take out is $30,030. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $331.

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#14

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

Sam Houston State University ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools list. Located in the town of Huntsville, SHSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Collin County Community College District landed the #15 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best general business/commerce programs. Located in the suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public school with a very large student population.

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Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general business/commerce students. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the rural area of Marion, IWU is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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#17

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, GA

Georgia Military College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools ranking. Georgia Military College is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Milledgeville.

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With a ranking of #18, Strayer University - Florida did quite well on this year’s best schools for general business/commerce students. Located in the large suburb of Tampa, Strayer University - Florida is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#19

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University landed the #19 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best general business/commerce programs. Located in the small city of Muncie, Ball State is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, general business graduates from Ball State carry an average student debtload of $22,425. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $246.

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Strayer University - South Carolina did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general business/commerce students. It came in at #20 on the list. Strayer University - South Carolina is a small private for-profit school located in the small city of Greenville.

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Strayer University - Pennsylvania ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Trevose, Strayer University - Pennsylvania is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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Strayer University - Texas ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools list. Strayer University - Texas is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Austin.

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American Public University System did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general business/commerce students. It came in at #23 on the list. American Military University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the town of Charles Town.

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Strayer University - Tennessee ranked #24 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools list. Located in the large city of Memphis, Strayer University - Tennessee is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#25

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA

Edmonds Community College ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools list. Edmonds Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Lynnwood.

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#26

Union County College

Cranford, NJ
#28

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI
#30

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE
#34

Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ
#34

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for online Business & Commerce students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools award.

Rank College Location
36 Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV
37 Tunxis Community College Farmington, CT
38 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA
39 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
40 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
41 Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe, LA
41 Holmes Community College Goodman, MS
43 North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, MN
44 Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City, LA
45 Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem, PA
46 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA

View the Most Popular Online Business & Commerce Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 21 majors within the area of study, general business/commerce has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 404,734
Accounting 101,094
Finance & Financial Management 57,893
Marketing 52,262
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 36,038

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to U.S. Consulate General Munich.

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