FIND YOUR DEGREE is an advertising-supported site. Featured programs and school search results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other information published on this site.

Small Business Schools

There are 494 accredited small business schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of small business classes at one of these schools, you play a critical role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the small business academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes small business training at the following levels:

  • Small Business Certificate
  • Associates degree in Small Business
  • Bachelors degree in Small Business
  • Masters degree in Small Business
  • PhD degree in Small Business


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Small business professionals

1,663,280 1,655,410 1,697,690 1,689,680 1,708,080
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 1,708,080 small business professionals were working in the US. The number of small business professionals has grown by 3% between 2006 and 2010.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%.

National Salary percentiles for Small business professionals

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Small business professionals in the US earned a median salary of $94,400 per year in 2010. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for small business professionals in the US was 66% more than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Small Business

$85,230 $88,700 $91,570 $92,650 $94,400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for small business professionals have grown by 11%.

Educational Trends

National Small Business Student enrollment growth by degree

429 468 492 543 499
1,274 1,432 1,511 1,820 1,899
0 0 0 0 5
383 291 398 475 537
1,279 1,381 1,633 1,812 1,495
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Small Business
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Small Business
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Small Business
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Small Business
  • Grey: Certificate in Small Business

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for small business professionals. And the story on the educational front is similar. In the US, 3,365 students graduated from small business degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 4,435 students graduated from small business schools.

This represents a 32% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from small business courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Small Business Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that as student graduation is up, the number of schools offering small business programs has decreased. There were 351 small business schools across the country in 2006. And there were 494 schools in 2010.

Small Business Faculty Salaries

Share & Compare

Enter your salary to gain access to our continually growing higher education faculty salary database. Don't worry! This is 100% secure and anonymous.

Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of small business faculty, growth in the field of small business academia and faculty salaries. This is where we need your help. Please enter your information in the form below, if you are involved in teaching small business courses to students at the certificate in small business, associates degree in small business, bachelors degree in small business, masters degree in small business, and PhD degree in small business levels. This will help us build a valuable free database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of small business. All information you submit will be anonymous. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.


  1. California54 Schools
  2. Michigan36 Schools
  3. Ohio26 Schools
  4. Pennsylvania25 Schools
  5. New York23 Schools
  6. Georgia22 Schools
  7. Illinois22 Schools
  8. Florida19 Schools
  9. Texas18 Schools
  10. Washington State16 Schools
  11. Minnesota16 Schools
  12. Arizona14 Schools
  13. New Jersey13 Schools
  14. Kansas12 Schools
  15. Oklahoma11 Schools
  16. Massachusetts11 Schools
  17. Missouri11 Schools
  18. Arkansas10 Schools
  19. Wisconsin9 Schools
  20. North Carolina9 Schools
  21. Colorado8 Schools
  22. Indiana7 Schools
  23. Iowa7 Schools
  24. Tennessee7 Schools
  25. South Carolina6 Schools
  26. Utah6 Schools
  27. Louisiana5 Schools
  28. Maine5 Schools
  29. Oregon5 Schools
  30. Nevada5 Schools
  31. Kentucky4 Schools
  32. North Dakota4 Schools
  33. Connecticut4 Schools
  34. Montana4 Schools
  35. Nebraska4 Schools
  36. Virginia3 Schools
  37. New Mexico3 Schools
  38. Wyoming3 Schools
  39. Maryland3 Schools
  40. South Dakota3 Schools
  41. Hawaii3 Schools
  42. Vermont3 Schools
  43. West Virginia2 Schools
  44. Alabama2 Schools
  45. Delaware2 Schools
  46. Rhode Island2 Schools
  47. Washington DC2 Schools
  48. Idaho2 Schools
  49. Alaska1 Schools
  50. Mississippi1 Schools
  51. New Hampshire1 Schools

Career Index

Your free online education database