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2022 Best Value Business & Commerce Doctor's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

8 Colleges
$31,865 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$41,553 Avg Salary

Finding the Best General Business/Commerce Doctor's Degree School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, general business/commerce was ranked #28 in the country. In fact 55,749 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2019-2020.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Grad Degree Search has created the Best Value Business & Commerce Doctor's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 8 schools in the Southeast Region to see which ones offered the best value doctor's degree programs for general business students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

When determining this ranking, we place a high emphasis on the school's quality as well as its sticker price. Even though a college may be affordable, it may not offer value. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

Our calculations use out-of-state tuition and fees in our nationwide and regional rankings. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value General Business/Commerce Doctor’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region

Check out the general business doctor's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

Best Southeast Region Schools for Affordable Quality for a Doctorate in Business & Commerce

#1

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY
$4,582 Average Tuition & Fees

Our 2022 rankings named University of the Cumberlands the best value school in the Southeast Region for general business/commerce students. Located in the remote town of Williamsburg, Cumberlands is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Cumberlands graduate students pay an average of $4,582 in tuition and fees each year.

Full General Business/Commerce at University of the Cumberlands Report

#2

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
$26,707 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Florida State University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Value Business & Commerce Doctor’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Florida State are $26,707 a year.

Read full report on General Business/Commerce at Florida State University

#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Out of the 8 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Virginia Tech landed the # 3 spot on the list. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Virginia Tech are $30,547 a year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Virginia Tech is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Business & Commerce Doctor’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list.

Read full report on General Business/Commerce at Virginia Tech

#4

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Out of the 8 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Emory University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Emory are $44,676 a year.

Emory excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Business & Commerce Doctor’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list.

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$24,790 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 8 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Georgia State University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Georgia State graduate students pay an average of $24,790 in tuition and fees each year.

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#6

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY
$33,216 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #6, University of Kentucky did quite well on this year’s best value schools for general business/commerce students. UK is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lexington.

UK graduate students pay an average of $33,216 in tuition and fees each year.

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Virginia Commonwealth University landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value general business/commerce programs. VCU is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Richmond.

VCU graduate students pay an average of $29,228 in tuition and fees each year.

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Tulane University of Louisiana ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Business & Commerce Doctor’s Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list. Tulane is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New Orleans.

Tulane graduate students pay an average of $61,176 in tuition and fees each year.

Full General Business/Commerce at Tulane University of Louisiana Report

Best General Business/Commerce Colleges by State

Explore the best general business/commerce colleges for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Florida 515
Virginia 381
Georgia 445
Tennessee 245
Kentucky 538
Louisiana 146
Alabama 24
South Carolina 8
Arkansas 19
West Virginia 285

One of 20 majors within the area of study, general business/commerce has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to General Business

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 404,734
Accounting 101,094
Finance & Financial Management 57,893
Marketing 52,262
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 36,038

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to U.S. Consulate General Munich.

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