Find Business Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Associate's Degree in General Business/Commerce

Find Schools Near

Associate’s Degrees in General Business/Commerce

17,723 Yearly Graduations
$27,500 Median Salary
$23,621 Median Debt
An associate's degree in general business is offered at 531 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 46% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.2% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17,723 students earned their associate's degree in general business. This makes it the 2nd most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in general business at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 25,818
Associate’s Degree 17,723
Master’s Degree 9,486
Basic Certificate 2,657
Undergraduate Certificate 2,017
Graduate Certificate 492
Doctor’s Degree 258

Earnings of General Business Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in general business is $27,500. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $24,050 and the high is $33,900.

undefined

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in general business is $23,621. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $26,190 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,019.

undefined

The median monthly payment of a general business graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $245.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in general business. About 56.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 7,633
Women 10,090
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in General Business

The racial-ethnic distribution of general business associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,070
Black or African American 2,753
Hispanic or Latino 3,641
White 7,892
International Students 1,098
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,269
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Business Associate's Degree Students

There are 531 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in general business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
612 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jacinto Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for general business majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 32,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 612 associate's degrees were handed out to general business majors at San Jacinto College. Of these students, 60% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
432 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montgomery College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in general business. Each year, around 21,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 432 people received their associate's degree in general business from Montgomery College. About 52% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
386 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in general business. Roughly 38,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 386 associate's degrees were handed out to general business majors at Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

366 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Austin Community College District. Each year, around 41,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at Austin Community College District awarded 366 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 52% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas
348 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Paso Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in general business. Each year, around 29,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at El Paso Community College awarded 348 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 49% were women and 87% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

333 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in general business. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,083 per year.

The general business program at Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global awarded 333 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 65% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
293 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Texas College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in general business. Each year, around 33,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 293 people received their associate's degree in general business from South Texas College. Around 87% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#8

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, Utah
256 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Salt Lake Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in general business. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The general business program at Salt Lake Community College awarded 256 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 39% were women.

#9

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, Georgia
248 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Georgia Military College. Each year, around 8,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at Georgia Military College awarded 248 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 58% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

228 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Collin County Community College District. Roughly 35,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 228 people received their associate's degree in general business from Collin County Community College District. About 47% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
226 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Community College of Philadelphia. Each year, around 15,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 226 people received their associate's degree in general business from Community College of Philadelphia. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#12

Strayer University - Global Region

Washington, District of Columbia
215 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Strayer University - Global Region is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in general business. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,940 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 215 associate's degrees were handed out to general business majors at Strayer University - Global Region. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#13

Macomb Community College

Warren, Michigan
211 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Macomb Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in general business. Roughly 19,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 211 associate's degrees were handed out to general business majors at Macomb Community College. Of these students, 45% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, California
209 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mt. San Antonio College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in general business. Each year, around 29,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at Mt. San Antonio College awarded 209 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 44% of this group were women, and 86% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Raritan Valley Community College

Branchburg, New Jersey
206 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Raritan Valley Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in general business. Each year, around 7,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 206 people received their associate's degree in general business from RVCC. About 42% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
200 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma City Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in general business. Each year, around 12,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general business program at Oklahoma City Community College awarded 200 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#17

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
198 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Edmonds Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in general business. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 198 people received their associate's degree in general business from Edmonds Community College. Of these students, 47% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri
189 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Columbia College. Each year, around 9,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,912 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,602 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 189 associate's degrees were handed out to general business majors at Columbia College Missouri. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#19

Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington
188 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bellevue College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in general business. Roughly 12,500 attend the school each year. The general business program at Bellevue College awarded 188 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#20

Strayer University - Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia
176 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Strayer University - Georgia is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in general business. Each year, around 8,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,940 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 176 associate's degrees were handed out to general business majors at Strayer University - Georgia. Around 91% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

General Business Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Business & Commerce 17,723

Below are some popular majors that are similar to general business that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 60,528
Accounting 12,300
Business Support & Assistance 4,111
Hospitality Management 2,905
Specialized Sales 1,565

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

You have goals. Southern New Hampshire University can help you get there. Whether you need a bachelor's degree to get into a career or want a master's degree to move up in your current career, SNHU has an online program for you. Find your degree from over 200 online programs.

Visit School

Find Business Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited business colleges across the U.S.