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Business & Commerce Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 2,568 students earned their General Business degrees in CA.

As a degree choice, Business & Commerce is the 5th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Business & Commerce Majors in California

General Business majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 1,401
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 579
Bachelor’s Degree 380
Master’s Degree 133
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 66
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 66
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6
Post-Master’s Certificate 3
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3

Gender Distribution

In California, a general business major is more popular with women than with men.

Business & Commerce Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of general business majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 13.4%
  • Black or African American: 5.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 36.4%
  • White: 30.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.2%
  • Other Races: 7.7%
Business & Commerce Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Business & Commerce Grads in California

There are 670,440 people in the state and 5,325,510 people in the nation working in general business jobs.

Business & Commerce Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Business & Commerce Jobs in California

In this state, general business grads earn an average of $117,770. Nationwide, they make an average of $103,330.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 88 colleges in California that offer general business degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

209 Degrees in Major Awarded
29,799 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 39% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $2,570. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1.

194 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,533 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 40%. 28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

164 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,937 Total Students

68% of students get financical aid. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 33% of the teachers are full time.

156 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
11,045 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,365. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
3,692 Total Students

An average student at SMC will pay a net price of $35,622. The student loan default rate is 2.50% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 24% are considered full time.

#6

Ohlone College

Fremont
142 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,900 Total Students

42% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,977. 28% of the teachers are full time.

130 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,127 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $3,802. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#8

Victor Valley College

Victorville
117 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,126 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $20,400 after earning their degree at this institution. A typical student attending Victor Valley College will pay a net price of $8,565.

#9

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill
65 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,871 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 34% of students receive it. In their early career, Diablo Valley grads earn an average salary of $27,800. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
9,822 Total Students

The average student takes 4.12 years to complete their degree at Loyola Marymount. In their early career, Loyola Marymount grads earn an average salary of $45,100. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.80%.

Business & Commerce Careers in CA

Some of the careers general business majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Construction Managers 18% $107,050
Social and Community Service Managers 18% $64,040
Cost Estimators 16% $70,660
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 14% $96,700
Management Analysts 13% $82,550
Administrative Services Managers 12% $106,230
General and Operations Managers 12% $114,110
Managers 11% $129,300
Sales Managers 10% $116,020
Industrial Production Managers 4% $110,990
Chief Executives -2% $208,000

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to general business.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Business Administration & Management 64,132
Accounting 7,526
Business Support & Assistance 3,146
Management Sciences & Methods 1,772
Managerial Economics 1,701
Human Resource Management 1,568
Finance & Financial Management 1,504
Marketing 1,358

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