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How will your small business education stack up?

If you are considering pursuing a small business degree at home, below is relevant information to help you compare the education you will be receiving to that available elsewhere in the country. There are 523 traditional small business schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had small business programs were:

  1. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. Brown University - located in Providence, Rhode Island
  3. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, Illinois

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 4,445 students graduated with degrees in small business. Of these students, 1,495 graduated from certificate programs in entrepreneurship, 2,408 graduated from undergraduate programs in entrepreneurship, and 542 graduated from graduate-level programs in entrepreneurship.

Academics

Students can pursue education in entrepreneurship at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor's Degree in Entrepreneurship
  • Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship
  • Doctoral Degree in Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Small business students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying small business:

  • Multi-tasking
  • Time Management
  • Business Plan Writing
  • Problem Solving
  • Planning and Organization

Cost

Students at small business schools around the nation paid an average of $23,138 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The following small business schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920
  2. Hampshire College - located in Amherst, Massachusetts, students paid $39,912
  3. Brown University - located in Providence, Rhode Island, students paid $38,848

The following small business schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of North Carolina at Greensboro - located in Greensboro, North Carolina, students paid $4,234
  2. Western Carolina University - located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, students paid $4,330
  3. University of South Florida-Main Campus - located in Tampa, Florida, students paid $4,577

How will your small business job compare?

The following states have the largest number of small business professionals:

  1. California - 226,480 Small Business Professionals
  2. Texas - 155,180 Small Business Professionals
  3. New York - 97,640 Small Business Professionals

Projected Growth

The number of small business professionals is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Nevada - 11%
  2. Oregon - 8%
  3. Utah - 8%

Salary

In the US, small business professionals earn on average $105,025 per year. However, factors such as your previous performance reviews, your employer, and your employer can cause the salary for small business professionals to vary greatly dependent on the exact small business profession you pursue. Salaries for small business professionals range from less than $19,420 per year to more than $166,130 per year. The states with the highest average salary for small business professionals are:

  1. New Jersey - $162,420 per year
  2. Connecticut - $139,080 per year
  3. New York - $137,660 per year

On average, small business professionals earn the least in the following states:

  1. West Virginia - $78,500 per year
  2. Idaho - $79,990 per year
  3. Montana - $80,850 per year

 
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