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States with marketing schools

How will your marketing education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the marketing education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. There are 1,043 traditional marketing schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top schools in the nation in 2010 that had marketing programs were:

  1. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, Illinois
  3. Vanderbilt University - located in Nashville, Tennessee

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 39,361 students graduated with degrees in marketing. Of these students, 795 received certifications in marketing, 36,533 received an undergraduate degree in marketing, and 2,033 received a graduate-level degree in marketing.


Students can pursue education in marketing at the following levels:

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

Marketing students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying marketing:

  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Judgment and Decision Making


The average tuition at marketing schools around the nation was $21,447 per year in 2010. The marketing schools that charged students the highest tuition rates were:

  1. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920
  3. Tulane University of Louisiana - located in New Orleans, Louisiana, students paid $40,584

The lowest tuition was charged by the following marketing schools:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. University of South Florida-Main Campus - located in Tampa, Florida, students paid $4,577
  3. Appalachian State University - located in Boone, North Carolina, students paid $4,491

How will your marketing job compare?

Many US marketing graduates become sales and marketing vice president. The largest numbers of marketing professionals work in the following states:

  1. California - 84,200 Marketing Professionals
  2. Texas - 31,550 Marketing Professionals
  3. Illinois - 25,830 Marketing Professionals

Projected Growth

The projected growth for marketing professionals is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 25%
  2. Virginia - 20%
  3. Mississippi - 20%


Marketing professionals around the US earn $110,671 per year on average. However, the salary for marketing professionals can vary greatly based not only on the exact marketing profession you pursue but also on factors such as location, your exact job description, and professional associations and certifications. Marketing professionals in the US can earn anywhere from less than $18,930 per year, to more than $166,240 per year. The states with the highest average salary for marketing professionals are:

  1. New York - $160,335 per year
  2. Delaware - $140,605 per year
  3. New Jersey - $139,855 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for marketing professionals:

  1. Mississippi - $77,560 per year
  2. Alaska - $78,025 per year
  3. West Virginia - $78,545 per year

On average the lowest paid marketing professionals were:

  1. Sales And Marketing Vice President - $114,110 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Sales Managers 319,300 $114,110 0.4%
Marketing Managers 164,590 $122,720 -1.1%