Advertising in California

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Schools Offering Advertising Programs in California


Each year, roughly 0.1% of California students graduate with degrees in advertising. In other words, every year an estimated 505 advertisers graduate from California's 24 advertising schools.

Top Schools

University of Southern California, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in California that has a advertising program. It is located in Los Angeles. In 2010, University of Southern California graduated 83 students from its advertising program. Tuition at University of Southern California was $41,022 per year.

Pepperdine University, which is located in Malibu, is the second-ranked school in California that has a advertising program. It received a ranking of 24th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Pepperdine University graduated 68 students from its advertising program. The tuition rate at Pepperdine University was $39,080 per year.

Chapman University, which is located in Orange, is the third-ranked school in California that has a advertising program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 71 students graduated from Chapman University advertising program. Tuition at Chapman University was $38,524 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a California advertising school, average tuition will be $11,003 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $644 per year to $41,022 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at California advertising schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
  2. Pepperdine University - located in Malibu, students are charged $39,080 per year
  3. Chapman University - located in Orange, students are charged $38,524 per year

The lowest tuition rates at California advertising schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Sacramento City College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
  2. American River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
  3. Cosumnes River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year

An advertising degree from a California school... what next?

A large number of California advertising graduates become advertisers. If you decide to work as an advertiser in California, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 13,240 California advertisers as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of California advertisers:

  1. Los Angeles County - 4,260 advertisers
  2. Marin County - 1,950 advertisers
  3. San Diego County - 1,230 advertisers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of advertisers in the state of California will grow to 17,600. This would require a 8% growth in the profession.

Salary

An advertiser in California makes an average of $61,800 per year. However, this number is only an average. advertisers in California had varying salaries from $21,480 to $140,380 per year in 2010. The following counties in California have the highest average salaries for advertisers:

  1. Ventura County - $77,830 per year
  2. Marin County - $69,240 per year
  3. Orange County - $68,500 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for advertisers:

  1. Del Norte County - $39,690 per year
  2. Tulare County - $40,690 per year
  3. San Joaquin County - $42,410 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional California statistics regarding a career in advertising. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as business administration or small business.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Advertising in California
  • Bachelor's Degree in Advertising in California
  • Master's Degree in Advertising in California
  • Certificate in Advertising in California

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,883 miles from location American River College Sacramento CA 15.4069 n/a 35,413
7,825 miles from location University of Southern California Los Angeles CA 92.8981 33% 34,824
7,943 miles from location San Jose State University San Jose CA 32.9649 23% 31,280
7,808 miles from location Santa Ana College Santa Ana CA 15.7905 n/a 31,073
7,820 miles from location Long Beach City College Long Beach CA 13.8435 n/a 27,894
7,780 miles from location Palomar College San Marcos CA 16.5038 n/a 27,442
7,893 miles from location Sacramento City College Sacramento CA 14.8295 n/a 27,171
7,813 miles from location Pasadena City College Pasadena CA 17.7379 n/a 26,453
7,848 miles from location Fresno City College Fresno CA 13.5394 n/a 25,511
7,811 miles from location Orange Coast College Costa Mesa CA 19.3061 n/a 25,316
7,807 miles from location Fullerton College Fullerton CA 17.0593 n/a 22,469
7,824 miles from location Los Angeles City College Los Angeles CA 12.6588 n/a 19,873
7,891 miles from location Cosumnes River College Sacramento CA 12.3879 n/a 15,946
7,815 miles from location Golden West College Huntington Beach CA 14.783 n/a 13,978
7,951 miles from location West Valley College Saratoga CA 18.357 n/a 12,893
7,869 miles from location Oxnard College Oxnard CA 16.1276 n/a 8,642
7,847 miles from location Pepperdine University Malibu CA 75.691 33% 7,733
7,805 miles from location Chapman University Orange CA 72.3395 30% 6,398
7,779 miles from location California Baptist University Riverside CA 59.9314 45% 4,103
7,786 miles from location The Art Institute of California-San Diego San Diego CA 28.3821 99% 2,040
7,816 miles from location Art Center College of Design Pasadena CA 27.1992 63% 1,945
7,811 miles from location The Art Institute of California-Orange County Santa Ana CA 22.0401 95% 1,873
7,959 miles from location The Art Institute of California-San Francisco San Francisco CA 22.6532 89% 1,462
7,958 miles from location Miami Ad School-San Francisco San Francisco CA 0.882046 n/a 137
 

Curious what studying Advertising gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in California

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Advertising Sales Agents + 13,240 $61,800 -27.3%
2
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers + 6,320 $116,020 21.8%
3
Writers and Authors + 6,060 $85,170 25.2%
4
Advertising and Promotions Managers + 4,120 $104,060 -30.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are advertising related jobs in California