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Business & Commerce Schools in Virginia

1,742 General Business students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Business & Commerce is the 3rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Business & Commerce Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,014
Master’s Degree 367
Associate’s Degree 330
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 17
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 17
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 14

Gender Distribution

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

Business & Commerce Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.4%
  • Black or African American: 27.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.1%
  • White: 42.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.7%
  • Other Races: 9.0%
Business & Commerce Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Business & Commerce Grads in Virginia

159,260 people in the state and 5,325,510 in the nation are employed in jobs related to general business.

Business & Commerce Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Business & Commerce Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a general business grad in the state is $109,980, compared to a typical salary of $103,330 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 17 colleges in Virginia that offer general business degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

568 Degrees in Major Awarded
11% Graduation Rate
5,606 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 25% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.12 years to graduate. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,512.

530 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
29,757 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The 4.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 62% are considered full time.

176 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
25,012 Total Students

A typical student attending University of Virginia will pay a net price of $20,281. 95% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.08 years to graduate.


Liberty University

137 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
85,586 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.49 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
5,601 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,155. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The average student takes 4.35 years to complete their degree at Norfolk State.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,863 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, GMU grads earn an average salary of $44,900. Most students complete their degree in 4.41 years.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
1,543 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $26,264. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,200 a year. The average student takes 4.14 years to complete their degree at Randolph - Macon.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
1,978 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.57 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,880.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
1,111 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 7.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,761 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $13,809. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 93% of students get financical aid.

Business & Commerce Careers in VA

Some of the careers general business majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Social and Community Service Managers 24% $83,580
Management Analysts 18% $97,420
Administrative Services Managers 12% $101,360
General and Operations Managers 12% $124,990
Managers 11% $130,590
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 10% $101,090
Cost Estimators 9% $67,680
Sales Managers 9% $160,640
Construction Managers 7% $99,270

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Business Administration & Management 11,863
Accounting 2,296
Management Sciences & Methods 1,150
Marketing 935
Finance & Financial Management 891
Human Resource Management 497
Management Information Systems 482
Hospitality Management 450

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