Best Colleges for Business

25,818

Graduates Per Year

$56K

Average Salary

#23

Most Popular Major

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TOP

25

Popularity

Very Popular

25,818

319% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

421

119% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

22

History

25,943

23

Business

25,818

24

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

25,719

Most Widely Offered Degrees

52

/

405

Rare

Common

offeringnot offering18%18%

Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

publicprivate66%66%

Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Southeast

5,593
University of Central Florida

By State

Indiana

3,738
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

By Conference

Big Ten Conference

2,030
Indiana University-Bloomington

By School

Shelton State Community College

2,026

POPULARITY

Business is the 23rd most popular degree in America, with 25,818 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #24 Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and narrowly lost to #22 History.

The degree is offered at a total of 421 colleges across the nation, and is the 52nd most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 18% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that 66% of colleges offering business are public making it a quite accessible field.

The southeast produces the most business graduates, largely led by University of Central Florida, while it’s the Big Ten Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, Indiana ranks highest, with particular help from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis and Indiana University-Bloomington.

All that being said, no individual school produces more business graduates than Shelton State Community College, which graduated 2026 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study business). More students studied business as a percentage of total students at Strayer University-Mississippi than any other college.