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Business & Commerce Schools in Washington

2,458 General Business students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Business & Commerce is the 3rd most popular major out of a total 26 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Business & Commerce Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 1,968
Bachelor’s Degree 413
Master’s Degree 77

Gender Distribution

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

Business & Commerce Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.7%
  • Black or African American: 2.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.9%
  • White: 42.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 25.2%
  • Other Races: 11.9%
Business & Commerce Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Business & Commerce Grads in Washington

117,530 people in the state and 5,325,510 in the nation are employed in jobs related to general business.

Business & Commerce Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Business & Commerce Jobs in Washington

A typical salary for a general business grad in the state is $116,690, compared to a typical salary of $103,330 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 40 colleges in Washington that offer general business degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

385 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,537 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. It takes the average student 5.09 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 57% are considered full time.

198 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,877 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 62% of students get financical aid. 98% of the teachers are full time.

#3

Bellevue College

Bellevue
188 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,563 Total Students

41% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate is 7.40% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,700 a year.

169 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,743 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $27,100 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

#5

Clark College

Vancouver
117 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,233 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,600 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,304.

111 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,435 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 47% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,900 a year.

#7

Cascadia College

Bothell
107 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,387 Total Students

36% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 6.40% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time.

99 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,095 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $30,100 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,722.

#9

Highline College

Des Moines
98 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,310 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. In their early career, Highline grads earn an average salary of $30,200. 48% of students get financical aid.

95 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,977 Total Students

In their early career, Everett Community College grads earn an average salary of $26,900. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. 49% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Business & Commerce Careers in WA

Some of the careers general business majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Management Analysts 34% $97,910
Managers 22% $116,700
Sales Managers 21% $128,490
Construction Managers 20% $95,840
Chief Executives 20% $206,560
Cost Estimators 20% $72,420
General and Operations Managers 19% $104,160
Social and Community Service Managers 17% $61,310
Administrative Services Managers 15% $111,640
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 14% $108,530
Industrial Production Managers 4% $119,780

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Business Administration & Management 5,067
Accounting 2,573
Marketing 1,067
Finance & Financial Management 885
Business Support & Assistance 744
Entrepreneurial Studies 314
Hospitality Management 300
Management Information Systems 244

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