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Business & Commerce Schools in Iowa

In 2020-2021, 271 students earned their General Business degrees in IA.

In this state, Business & Commerce is the 10th most popular major out of a total 23 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Business & Commerce Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 271

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Black or African American: 6.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.3%
  • White: 53.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 5.2%
  • Other Races: 29.9%

Jobs for Business & Commerce Grads in Iowa

In this state, there are 52,470 people employed in jobs related to a general business degree, compared to 5,325,510 nationwide.


Wages for Business & Commerce Jobs in Iowa

In this state, general business grads earn an average of $91,750. Nationwide, they make an average of $103,330.


There are 7 colleges in Iowa that offer general business degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:


Waldorf University

Forest City
120 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
3,025 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,821 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 31% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate.


Wartburg College

60 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,563 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. In their early career, Wartburg grads earn an average salary of $43,742.


Grand View University

Des Moines
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
1,874 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.70%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $20,469.


Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
1,705 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $22,668. The 5.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $46,497 a year.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
1,863 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. In their early career, BVU grads earn an average salary of $38,666.


Dordt University

Sioux Center
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
1,662 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 65%. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,313. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.


Loras College

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,404 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.80% which is lower than average. 82% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

Business & Commerce Careers in IA

Some of the careers general business majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Social and Community Service Managers 19% $54,550
Management Analysts 18% $74,600
Construction Managers 14% $78,040
Administrative Services Managers 13% $81,740
Cost Estimators 12% $60,460
Sales Managers 10% $107,550
General and Operations Managers 10% $81,740
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 9% $78,080
Managers 6% $90,210
Industrial Production Managers 6% $91,910
Chief Executives -5% $208,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Business Administration & Management 3,123
Finance & Financial Management 1,015
Accounting 953
Marketing 827
Management Sciences & Methods 513
Human Resource Management 452
Hospitality Management 142
Management Information Systems 83

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