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2021 Best General Business/Commerce Colleges for Veterans in the United States

175 Colleges
25,818 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,814 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Business/Commerce Schools for Vets

Best General Business/Commerce Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesIn 2018-2019, 25,818 people earned their bachelor's in general business/commerce, making the major the #22 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best General Business/Commerce Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 175 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in general business. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality general business/commerce programs as well as strong veteran support.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the general business/commerce program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best General Business Schools for Veterans list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best General Business/Commerce Schools for Veterans in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best General Business/Commerce Colleges for Veterans.

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly General Business/Commerce Schools

Massachusetts Institute of Technology earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge. MIT did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States list.

Of the 11,574 students enrolled at MIT, 119 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 87 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $20,495. During this same period, 43 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Bloomington. IU Bloomington is a very large public school located in the small city of Bloomington. IU Bloomington also made our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States list, coming in at #2.

Among the 43,503 students enrolled at IU Bloomington, 626 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 389 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $12,606. During this same period, 23 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Northeastern University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. Northeastern did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States list.

Of the 21,627 students enrolled at Northeastern, 700 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 515 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,457. To help with additional expenses, 171 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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New York University

New York, NY

New York University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. NYU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 681 of the 51,847 students enrolled at NYU were GI Bill® students, of which 482 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $21,831. On top of their other funding sources, 265 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Missouri - Columbia. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Mizzou has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Mizzou supports 29,843 students, and 635 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 394 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,075. On top of their other funding sources, 14 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Mizzou does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY

SUNY Empire State College earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. SUNY Empire State College is a large public school located in the suburb of Saratoga Springs.

Our most recent data shows that 333 of the 10,424 students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College were GI Bill® students, of which 236 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,080. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

Bellevue University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Bellevue University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Bellevue.

Of the 9,621 students enrolled at Bellevue University, 1,566 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,139 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,020. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Gonzaga is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Spokane. Gonzaga also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States rankings.

Among the 7,563 students enrolled at Gonzaga, 281 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 248 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,710. During this same period, 74 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. UK is a very large public school located in the large city of Lexington. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UK also did well on our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, UK supports 29,182 students, and 985 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 555 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,601. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Virginia Commonwealth University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. VCU is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Richmond. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, VCU also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 1,464 of the 30,697 students enrolled at VCU were GI Bill® students, of which 977 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,871. In addition to receiving other benefits, 4 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Columbia College

Columbia, MO

Columbia College landed the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general business/commerce schools. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Columbia College Missouri is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Among the 12,080 students enrolled at Columbia College Missouri, 1,071 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 917 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,711. On top of their other funding sources, 2 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

University of Baltimore landed the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general business/commerce schools. U of Baltimore is a small public school located in the city of Baltimore.

Among the 5,041 students enrolled at U of Baltimore, 210 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 166 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,860. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis landed the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general business/commerce schools. Located in the city of Indianapolis, IUPUI is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, IUPUI also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States ranking.

Among the 29,579 students enrolled at IUPUI, 836 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 477 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,062. During this same period, 11 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. IUPUI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO

Lindenwood University landed the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general business/commerce schools. Located in the city of Saint Charles, Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Among the 9,468 students enrolled at Lindenwood University, 430 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 346 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,366. On top of their other funding sources, 3 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Lindenwood University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. Notre Dame did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States list.

Of the 12,607 students enrolled at Notre Dame, 361 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 303 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,306. In addition to receiving other benefits, 78 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Excelsior College

Albany, NY

Excelsior College comes in at #16 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Albany, Excelsior College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 2,826 of the 30,008 students enrolled at Excelsior College were GI Bill® students. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,792. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University comes in at #17 in this year's ranking. Florida State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee. Florida State excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States list.

Among the 41,005 students enrolled at Florida State, 986 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 582 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,897. In addition to receiving other benefits, 20 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA

Mount Mercy University comes in at #18 in this year's ranking. Mount Mercy is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cedar Rapids.

Our most recent data shows that 58 of the 1,835 students enrolled at Mount Mercy were GI Bill® students, of which 35 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,552. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pennsylvania State University - Greater Allegheny. Penn State Greater Allegheny is a fairly small public school located in the large suburb of McKeesport. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Penn State Greater Allegheny also did well on our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 462 students enrolled at Penn State Greater Allegheny, 32 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 30 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,904. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

Tarleton State University earned the #20 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Stephenville, Tarleton is a public school with a large student population.

According to our most recent data, Tarleton supports 13,109 students, and 719 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 417 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,524. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

Our rankings recognize University of Kansas as the #21 school in this year's rankings. KU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Lawrence. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, KU also did well on our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 27,690 students enrolled at KU, 873 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 660 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,622. During this same period, 6 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #22 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - South Bend. Located in the medium-sized city of South Bend, Indiana University - South Bend is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Among the 5,214 students enrolled at Indiana University - South Bend, 141 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 94 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,820. During this same period, 6 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Missouri - Kansas City as the #23 school in this year's rankings. UMKC is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Kansas City.

Of the 16,375 students enrolled at UMKC, 423 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 299 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,175. In addition to receiving other benefits, 20 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Central Florida comes in at #24 in this year's ranking. UCF is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Orlando. UCF also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Of the 68,475 students enrolled at UCF, 2,247 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,137 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,197. In addition to receiving other benefits, 1 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Missouri - St Louis as the #25 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, UMSL is a public school with a large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 335 of the 16,441 students enrolled at UMSL were GI Bill® students, of which 212 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,843. On top of their other funding sources, 1 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Belmont University

Nashville, TN

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best General Business/Commerce Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
27 Concordia University - Texas Lakeway, TX
28 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
29 Montana State University - Billings Billings, MT
30 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
31 Pennsylvania State University - York York, PA
32 Indiana University - Southeast New Albany, IN
33 Baylor University Waco, TX
34 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
35 University of North Texas Denton, TX

General Business/Commerce by Region

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General Business/Commerce is one of 21 different types of Business, Management & Marketing programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
Human Resource Management 11,757

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to U.S. Consulate General Munich.

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