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2021 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools

1,064 Colleges
$20,190 Avg Salary
$13,618 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Business Support & Assistant Services School for You

With 19,483 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, business support and assistant services is the #10 most popular major in the United States.

With all the business programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Business Degree Central has developed this Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools ranking. This report analyzed 1,064 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Business Support & Assistant Services program at each school on the list.

Check out the business support programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our 2021 rankings named Sinclair Community College the most popular school in the United States for business support and assistant services students. Located in the city of Dayton, Sinclair Community College is a public college with a large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Central Georgia Technical College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools list. Located in the small city of Warner Robins, CGTC is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#3

Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rio Salado College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools list. Rio Salado College is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tempe.

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Out of the 1,064 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Pueblo Community College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Pueblo, Pueblo Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Bluegrass Community and Technical College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools list. Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Lexington.

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San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular business support and assistant services programs. San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the rural area of Visalia.

On average, business support graduates from San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia take out $14,750 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $154.

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools ranking. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the rural area of Perkinston.

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California Technical Academy landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular business support and assistant services programs. CTA is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Riverside.

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#9

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools list. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Business Support majors at Ivy Tech Community College take out an average of $13,588 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $141.

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#9

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Santa Ana, SAC is a public school with a very large student population.

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Central Louisiana Technical Community College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools ranking. Central Louisiana Technical Community College is a small public school located in the city of Alexandria.

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Rasmussen College - Florida did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for business support and assistant services students. It came in at #12 on the list. Rasmussen College - Florida is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the small city of Ocala.

On average, business support graduates from Rasmussen College - Florida take out $12,530 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $130.

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Maysville Community and Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for business support and assistant services students. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the rural area of Maysville, Maysville Community and Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular business support and assistant services programs. Located in the town of Paducah, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Rasmussen College - Minnesota came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools ranking. Rasmussen College - Minnesota is a small private for-profit school located in the city of St. Cloud.

On average, business support graduates from Rasmussen College - Minnesota take out $12,530 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $130.

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Long Island Business Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for business support and assistant services students. It came in at #16 on the list. LIBI is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Flushing.

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#17

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, CA

Santiago Canyon College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools ranking. Located in the city of Orange, SCC is a public college with a large student population.

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#18

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular business support and assistant services programs. ATU is a fairly large public school located in the town of Russellville.

After completing their degree, business support graduates from ATU carry an average student debt load of $17,299. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $180, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Valdosta, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

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#20

Lake Land College

Mattoon, IL

Lake Land College landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular business support and assistant services programs. Located in the town of Mattoon, Lake Land College is a public college with a small student population.

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Albany Technical College landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular business support and assistant services programs. Albany Technical College is a small public school located in the small city of Albany.

After completing their degree, business support graduates from Albany Technical College carry an average student debt load of $14,753. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $153.

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Shelton State Community College came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools ranking. Located in the city of Tuscaloosa, Shelton State Community College is a public college with a small student population.

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#23

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

Gwinnett Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for business support and assistant services students. It came in at #23 on the list. GTC is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville.

On average, business support graduates from GTC take out $19,904 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $206.

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Rome, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their degree, business support graduates from Georgia Northwestern Technical College carry an average student debt load of $7,912. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $82, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#25

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools list. SRJC is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Santa Rosa.

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#27

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, AZ
#29

Valencia College

Orlando, FL
#30

Merced College

Merced, CA
#32

Green River College

Auburn, WA
#32

Portland Community College

Portland, OR
#35

Peninsula College

Port Angeles, WA
#36

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA
#39

Charter College

Vancouver, WA
#40

Davis Technical College

Kaysville, UT
#41

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park, CA
#42

Trident Technical College

Charleston, SC
#44

Diversified Vocational College

Los Angeles, CA
#45

College of Lake County

Grayslake, IL
#46

Palo Alto College

San Antonio, TX
#49

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1064 different United States business support and assistant services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA
50 Reedley College Reedley, CA
53 University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Hope, AR
53 Rasmussen College - Illinois Rockford, IL
55 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
55 D’Mart Institute Barranquitas, PR
57 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
57 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
57 Everett Community College Everett, WA
60 East Mississippi Community College Scooba, MS
60 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
62 South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, WA
62 South Georgia Technical College Americus, GA
64 Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES Liverpool, NY
64 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
66 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
66 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
68 West Georgia Technical College Waco, GA
68 UEI College-Fresno Fresno, CA
70 Butte College Oroville, CA
70 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
70 Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC
73 Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, CA
74 Cabrillo College Aptos, CA
75 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
75 Riverside County Office of Education-School of Career Education Indio, CA
75 Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee Muskogee, OK
75 Florida Career College - Boynton Beach Boynton Beach, FL
79 College of Central Florida Ocala, FL
79 Central Community College Grand Island, NE
79 Oconee Fall Line Technical College Sandersville, GA
79 Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest, CA
83 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
83 Panola College Carthage, TX
83 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
83 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
83 Richland College Dallas, TX
83 Century College - White Bear Lake White Bear Lake, MN
83 Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA
83 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA
91 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
91 Coastal Bend College Beeville, TX
91 Palo Verde College Blythe, CA
91 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
95 Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway, SC
96 Parkland College Champaign, IL
96 United Education Institute-Anaheim Anaheim, CA
98 Texarkana College Texarkana, TX
98 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
98 Snead State Community College Boaz, AL
101 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
101 Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College Minden, LA
101 Allan Hancock College Santa Maria, CA
104 Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA
104 United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus Huntington Park, CA
106 American Institute - Clifton CLIFTON, NJ
106 Bakersfield College Bakersfield, CA
106 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
109 Central Alabama Community College Alexander City, AL
109 United Education Institute-Chula Vista Chula Vista, CA
109 South Texas College McAllen, TX
109 North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville, GA
113 Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN
113 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
113 Mt. Hood Community College Gresham, OR
113 Brazosport College Lake Jackson, TX
113 CET, Salinas Salinas, CA
113 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
113 Florida Career College - Hialeah Hialeah, FL
120 University of Puerto Rico - Humacao Humacao, PR
120 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown Morristown, TN
120 Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton, VA
123 Heartland Community College Normal, IL
123 Fletcher Technical Community College Schriever, LA
123 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
123 Victor Valley College Victorville, CA
123 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
123 Northeast State Community College Blountville, TN
123 Ogden-Weber Technical College Ogden, UT
123 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
123 Mt. San Jacinto College San Jacinto, CA
123 Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
133 Hill College Hillsboro, TX
133 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg, WV
133 Coastal Pines Technical College Waycross, GA
133 Tri-County Technical College Pendleton, SC
133 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
133 Oxnard College Oxnard, CA
133 University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Arecibo, PR
133 UEI College-Gardena Gardena, CA
133 Yakima Valley College Yakima, WA
142 Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids, WI
142 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
142 Plaza College Forest Hills, NY
142 University of the District of Columbia Washington, DC
142 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
142 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI
142 University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Ponce, PR
149 Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood, PA
149 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
149 San Antonio College San Antonio, TX
149 UEI College-Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
149 Ingram State Technical College Deatsville, AL
149 Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA
149 Chemeketa Community College Salem, OR
149 Southeastern Technical College Vidalia, GA
149 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
149 Northwest Kansas Technical College Goodland, KS
149 Shasta College Redding, CA
149 Central Texas College Killeen, TX

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Schools award.

Rank College Location
161 Cuyamaca College El Cajon, CA
161 Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
161 North Idaho College Coeur d’Alene, ID
161 United Education Institute-West Covina West Covina, CA
161 New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM
161 Imperial Valley College Imperial, CA
161 Lee College Baytown, TX
161 Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles, CA
169 Canadian Valley Technology Center El Reno, OK
169 Gadsden State Community College Gadsden, AL
169 Wallace State Community College, Hanceville Hanceville, AL
169 Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort, SC
169 Olympic College Bremerton, WA
169 Florida Career College - Orlando Orlando, FL
169 York Technical College Rock Hill, SC
169 United Education Institute-Encino Encino, CA
169 Universidad del Este Carolina, PR
169 Florida Career College - Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
179 Tooele Technical College Tooele, UT
179 North Lake College Irving, TX
179 Gateway Community College New Haven, CT
179 United Education Institute-Ontario Ontario, CA
179 Coastal Alabama Community College Bay Minette, AL
179 Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
185 Florida Career College - Miami Miami, FL
185 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
185 Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA
185 North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, MN
185 Bryant & Stratton College - Online Orchard Park, NY
185 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Ripley Ripley, TN
191 Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg, SC
191 University of Puerto Rico - Carolina Carolina, PR
191 Bristol Community College Fall River, MA
191 Clark College Vancouver, WA
191 Glendale Community College Glendale, CA
191 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
191 University of Puerto Rico - Bayamon Bayamon, PR
191 Yavapai College Prescott, AZ
191 Cumberland County College Vineland, NJ
191 Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville, KY
201 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
201 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
201 Grossmont College El Cajon, CA
201 Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Ponce Ponce, PR
201 Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
201 Bevill State Community College Jasper, AL
201 Bridgerland Technical College Logan, UT
201 Wallace Community College, Dothan Dothan, AL
201 Brookhaven College Farmers Branch, TX
201 Computer Tutor Business and Technical Institute Modesto, CA
201 Three Rivers College Poplar Bluff, MO
201 Florida Career College - Margate Margate, FL
201 Florida Career College - West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, FL
201 United Education Institute-UEI College Stockton Stockton, CA

Business Support & Assistant Services by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Business Support & Assistant Services is one of 21 different types of business programs to choose from.

Business Support Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science 8,619
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation 2,911
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 2,517
Business & Office Technology 2,375
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 2,022
Other Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services 475
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations 220
Receptionist 208
Traffic, Customs, and Transportation Clerk/Technician 136

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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