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Business & Commerce Schools in Illinois

1,594 General Business students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Business & Commerce major is the 7th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Business & Commerce Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,181
Bachelor’s Degree 292
Associate’s Degree 63
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 40
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 17
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 17
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 17
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Business & Commerce Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 10.8%
  • Black or African American: 4.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.7%
  • White: 49.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 22.1%
  • Other Races: 5.3%
Business & Commerce Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Business & Commerce Grads in Illinois

There are 260,680 people in the state and 5,325,510 people in the nation working in general business jobs.

Business & Commerce Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Business & Commerce Jobs in Illinois

General Business grads earn an average of $97,840 in the state and $103,330 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 25 colleges in Illinois that offer general business degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

1,167 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
22,448 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $58,900 a year. 6 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

83 Degrees in Major Awarded
20% Graduation Rate
18,195 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 9.90% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 4% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree at DeVry University - Illinois.

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
3,623 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $38,100 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 6.50% which is lower than average.

#4

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest
46 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
1,562 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,100 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $24,923.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
22% Graduation Rate
7,423 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,700 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid. Most students complete their degree in 5.25 years.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
1,629 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,600 after graduation. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.50%.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
17,452 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.06 years. 83% of the teachers are full time. This private school has an average net price of $26,160.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,846 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 83% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,269. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,200 a year.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,005 Total Students

An average student at NLU will pay a net price of $14,303. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,287 Total Students

A typical student attending Rend Lake College will pay a net price of $6,169. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 66% are considered full time.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
1,722 Total Students

In their early career, TIU Illinois grads earn an average salary of $32,300. The 4.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 36%.

Business & Commerce Careers in IL

Some of the careers general business majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Management Analysts 14% $83,780
Cost Estimators 9% $63,490
General and Operations Managers 8% $102,660
Sales Managers 8% $118,040
Administrative Services Managers 8% $89,840
Social and Community Service Managers 8% $60,560
Construction Managers 7% $90,270
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 7% $90,420
Industrial Production Managers 4% $98,580
Chief Executives -7% $208,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Business Administration & Management 13,682
Accounting 4,307
Management Sciences & Methods 2,095
Finance & Financial Management 2,057
Marketing 1,965
Human Resource Management 1,106
Business Support & Assistance 704
Management Information Systems 631

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