Best Colleges for Business

25,818

Graduates Per Year

$56K

Average Salary

#23

Most Popular Major

Students

Diverse

4/5

9.36% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

137

Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies

138

Business

139

Health Teacher Education

Racial Diversity

Asian

10%

3,888

Black

5%

1,917

Latino

9%

3,594

White

60%

24,198

Other

17%

7,053

Financial Diversity

0-30k

23%

45,319

30-48k

15%

29,090

48-75k

16%

32,202

75-110k

16%

32,208

110k +

30%

59,279

Geographic Diversity

In State

65%

99,753

Out State

31%

47,465

Int'l

4%

6,343

Gender Diversity

Male

60%

24,804

Female

40%

16,782

Business Programs

43%

Most Racially Diverse

37%

Most Financially Diverse

39%

Most Geographically Diverse

Most Racially Diverse

Pacific Union College

Most Financially Diverse

Newman University

Most Geographically Diverse

New York University

Most Diverse Business Programs

By State

NY

By Region

Mid East

By Conference

University Athletic Association

STUDENTS

College often can be an incredibly formative period in one's life; it's an occasion for personal growth and development. Undergrads continue to learn their calling and learn many of the must-have skills to be a thriving member of society. But learning goes beyond the classroom - the campus dialogue, the life lesson learned from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different view. As such, a diverse univeristy experience tremendously enriches what one gains from the time in university.

Business is a slightly more ethnically diverse major than average*. 60% of the US' Business majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(17%), asian students (10%), and latino students (9%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Pacific Union College located in Angwin, CA.

Secondly, Business slightly skews male, with 40% of majors identifying as men. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA.

Another important type of diversity is class diversity. Business is more socioeconomically diverse than 63% of majors. 30% of its students come from very high income families, 16% are from homes bringing in between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 23% grew up in homes who bring in under $30,000 a year. Newman University is the most socioeconomically diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NY is the most diverse state for Business. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the University Athletic Association is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 10%
  • Black: 5%
  • Latino: 9%
  • White: 60%
  • Other: 17%
Gender Diversity
  • Male: 60%
  • Female: 40%
Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 23%
  • 30k - 48k: 15%
  • 48k - 75k: 16%
  • 75k - 110k: 16%
  • Over 110k: 30%
Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 65%
  • Out of State: 31%
  • International: 4%