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2022 Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools

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

Finding the Best General Business/Commerce School for You

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 Business & Commerce Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 915 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the General Business/Commerce program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular General Business/Commerce Colleges.

Our analysis found Indiana University - Bloomington to be the most popular school for general business/commerce students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Bloomington.

The average amount in student loans that general business majors at IU Bloomington take out is $27,805. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $307, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 915 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Northeastern University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

General Business majors at Northeastern take out an average of $40,082 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $450.

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#3

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northwestern University. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools list. Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

General Business majors at Northwestern take out an average of $74,790 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 $871.

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Out of the 915 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, IUPUI is a public college with a fairly large student population.

General Business majors at IUPUI take out an average of $26,848 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $295.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Missouri - Columbia. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public college 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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University of Central Florida landed the #6 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular general business/commerce programs. UCF is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando.

While working on their degree, general business majors at UCF accumulate an average of around $28,346 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $317, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY

SUNY Empire State College ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools list. SUNY Empire is a large public school located in the suburb of Saratoga Springs.

After completing their degree, general business graduates from SUNY Empire carry an average student debt load of $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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#8

Columbia College

Columbia, MO

Columbia College landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular general business/commerce programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Columbia College Missouri is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

On average, general business graduates from Columbia College Missouri take out $28,442 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $311.

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With a ranking of #9, Strayer University - Global Region did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general business/commerce students. Located in the large city of Washington, Strayer University - Global Region is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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San Jacinto Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools ranking. San Jacinto College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Pasadena.

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With a ranking of #11, Strayer University - Virginia did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general business/commerce students. Located in the city of Arlington, Strayer University - Virginia is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Full General Business/Commerce at Strayer University - Virginia Report

Strayer University - Georgia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for general business/commerce students. It came in at #12 on the list. Strayer University - Georgia is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the suburb of Atlanta.

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#13

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

University of Oregon did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for general business/commerce students. It came in at #13 on the list. UO is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Eugene.

On average, general business graduates from UO take out $18,500 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $192.

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Virginia Commonwealth University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools ranking. VCU is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Richmond.

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University of Missouri - St Louis came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, UMSL is a public college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, general business majors at UMSL accumulate an average of around $22,625 in student debt. 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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#16

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools list. UK is a very large public school located in the city of Lexington.

General Business majors at UK take out an average of $24,490 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 $273.

Full General Business/Commerce at University of Kentucky Report

#17

New York University

New York, NY

New York University ranked #17 on this year’s Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools list. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

General Business majors at NYU take out an average of $19,000 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $197, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#18

Reedley College

Reedley, CA

With a ranking of #18, Reedley College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general business/commerce students. Reedley College is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Reedley.

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#19

Montgomery College

Rockville, MD

Montgomery College ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools list. Located in the city of Rockville, Montgomery College is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, general business majors at Montgomery College accumulate an average of around $8,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $83, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#20

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO

With a ranking of #20, Lindenwood University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general business/commerce students. Located in the city of Saint Charles, Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their degree, general business majors at Lindenwood University accumulate an average of around $30,030 in student debt. 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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University of Missouri - Kansas City came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools ranking. UMKC is a large public school located in the city of Kansas City.

After completing their degree, general business graduates from UMKC carry an average student debt load of $26,795. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $299.

Full General Business/Commerce at University of Missouri - Kansas City Report

#22

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools list. Gonzaga is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Spokane.

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With a ranking of #23, Austin Community College District did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general business/commerce students. Austin Community College District is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Austin.

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With a ranking of #23, Strayer University - Maryland did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for general business/commerce students. Located in the large suburb of Suitland, Strayer University - Maryland is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Full General Business/Commerce at Strayer University - Maryland Report

#25

Georgia Gwinnett College

Lawrenceville, GA

Georgia Gwinnett College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for general business/commerce students. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in the suburb of Lawrenceville, Georgia Gwinnett College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Full General Business/Commerce at Georgia Gwinnett College Report

#26

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT
#27

South Texas College

McAllen, TX
#28

Purdue University Global

Indianapolis, IN
#30

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
#34

College of Staten Island CUNY

Staten Island, NY
#35

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, KY
#36

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX
#37

El Centro College

Dallas, TX
#38

Ball State University

Muncie, IN
#43

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX
#45

University of Denver

Denver, CO
#46

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, CA
#49

Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL
#50

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, GA

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the schools awarded a Most Popular Business & Commerce Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 915 different United States general business/commerce schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Mercer University Macon, GA
52 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
53 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
54 Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
55 University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD
56 Missouri Southern State University Joplin, MO
57 Purdue University Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
57 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
59 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ
60 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
61 Indiana University - South Bend South Bend, IN
62 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
62 Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ
64 Indiana University - Southeast New Albany, IN
64 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
66 Strayer University - Florida Tampa, FL
66 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
68 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
69 Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ
70 Strayer University - South Carolina Greenville, SC
71 Strayer University - Pennsylvania Trevose, PA
72 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City, OK
73 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
74 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
74 Strayer University - Texas Austin, TX
74 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network Boston, MA
77 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
78 Strayer University - Tennessee Memphis, TN
79 Post University Waterbury, CT
79 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
81 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
81 Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA
83 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
84 Union County College Cranford, NJ
85 Bethel University McKenzie, TN
86 DeVry University - Illinois Chicago, IL
86 Phoenix College Phoenix, AZ
88 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
89 Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR
90 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
91 Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI
91 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
93 Montana State University - Billings Billings, MT
94 Murray State University Murray, KY
95 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
95 Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA
97 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
98 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
99 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
99 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
101 Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV
101 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Magnolia, AR
103 SOWELA Technical Community College Lake Charles, LA
103 Tunxis Community College Farmington, CT
105 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA
105 University of Mississippi University, MS
107 Southeast Technical College Sioux Falls, SD
108 Colorado State University - Pueblo Pueblo, CO
109 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
109 San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA
111 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
111 Clark College Vancouver, WA
113 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
114 Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA
114 University of Houston - Victoria Victoria, TX
116 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
116 Seattle Central College Seattle, WA
116 Frederick Community College Frederick, MD
119 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
120 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
120 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
120 Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI
120 Green River College Auburn, WA
124 University of North Texas Denton, TX
124 Belmont University Nashville, TN
126 Holmes Community College Goodman, MS
126 Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe, LA
128 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
128 Ohlone College Fremont, CA
130 Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC
130 Waldorf University Forest City, IA
132 North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, MN
133 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY
134 Cascadia College Bothell, WA
135 New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM
136 Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City, LA
136 Indiana University - Northwest Gary, IN
136 University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg, KY

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
139 Adams State University Alamosa, CO
139 Niagara University Niagara University, NY
139 Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne, IN
142 Sierra College Rocklin, CA
143 New Mexico State University - Main Campus Las Cruces, NM
143 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
143 North Seattle College Seattle, WA
146 Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem, PA
147 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
147 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
149 Everett Community College Everett, WA
149 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
149 Passaic County Community College Paterson, NJ
152 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
152 Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX
154 St Lawrence University Canton, NY
155 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
155 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
155 Faulkner University Montgomery, AL
155 Marshall University Huntington, WV
159 Victor Valley College Victorville, CA
160 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
160 Morehead State University Morehead, KY
160 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, WA
163 Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ
163 Strayer University - District of Columbia Washington, DC
163 Indiana University - Kokomo Kokomo, IN
163 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
163 Central Texas College Killeen, TX
168 Strayer University - New Jersey Cherry Hill, NJ
168 Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette, MO
170 Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
170 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
170 Mount St Mary’s University Emmitsburg, MD
173 Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT
173 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
175 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
175 Norfolk State University Norfolk, VA
175 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
175 Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, AZ
175 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
175 Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ
181 Highline College Des Moines, WA
181 University of Houston - Downtown Houston, TX
183 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS

General Business/Commerce by Region

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Region
Southeast
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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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