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Associate’s Degrees in General Sales & Marketing

1,019 Yearly Graduations
$21,250 Median Salary
$23,234 Median Debt
An associate's degree in sales and marketing is offered at 172 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 33% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 4.1% of sales and marketing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Sales & Marketing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,019 students earned their associate's degree in sales and marketing. This earns it the #11 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in sales and marketing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,473
Basic Certificate 1,332
Associate’s Degree 1,019
Master’s Degree 590
Undergraduate Certificate 273
Graduate Certificate 45
Doctor’s Degree 2

Earnings of Sales & Marketing Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in sales and marketing is $21,250. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $21,200 to a high of $24,075.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in sales and marketing is $23,234. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,268 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $18,500.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $241.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in sales and marketing. About 54.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 460
Women 559
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Sales & Marketing

The racial-ethnic distribution of sales and marketing associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 33
Black or African American 96
Hispanic or Latino 165
White 612
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 71
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Sales & Marketing Associate's Degree Students

There are 172 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in sales and marketing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
80 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Weber State University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for sales and marketing majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 29,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,476 per year.

The sales and marketing program at Weber State University awarded 80 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#2

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, South Carolina
38 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Greenville Technical College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in sales and marketing. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degrees were handed out to sales and marketing majors at GTC. About 55% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

33 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Westchester Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in sales and marketing. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in sales and marketing from SUNY Westchester Community College. Of these students, 45% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
29 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southeast Technical College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in sales and marketing. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The sales and marketing program at Southeast Technical College awarded 29 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, California
28 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Canyons comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in sales and marketing. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 associate's degrees were handed out to sales and marketing majors at College of the Canyons. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

28 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for sales and marketing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 associate's degrees were handed out to sales and marketing majors at M State. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

27 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Suffolk County Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in sales and marketing. Roughly 25,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their associate's degree in sales and marketing from Suffolk County Community College. Of these students, 59% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California
26 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Barbara City College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in sales and marketing. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The sales and marketing program at Santa Barbara City College awarded 26 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#9

SUNY Broome

Binghamton, New York
24 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Broome is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in sales and marketing. Roughly 6,100 attend the school each year. The sales and marketing program at SUNY Broome awarded 24 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#10

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina
22 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midlands Technical College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in sales and marketing. Roughly 9,100 attend the school each year. The sales and marketing program at Midlands Technical College awarded 22 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#11

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
20 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in sales and marketing. Each year, around 23,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 associate's degrees were handed out to sales and marketing majors at COD. Of these students, 50% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, New York
20 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for sales and marketing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Kingsborough Community College. Each year, around 15,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 associate's degrees were handed out to sales and marketing majors at KCC. About 75% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
17 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for sales and marketing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Washtenaw Community College. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 associate's degrees were handed out to sales and marketing majors at Washtenaw Community College. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#13

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Milwaukee Area Technical College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in sales and marketing. Roughly 14,400 attend the school each year. The sales and marketing program at Milwaukee Area Technical College awarded 17 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#13

Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
17 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harrisburg Area Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in sales and marketing. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 associate's degrees were handed out to sales and marketing majors at HACC. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#16

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
16 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for sales and marketing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mesa Community College. Roughly 20,300 attend the school each year. The sales and marketing program at Mesa Community College awarded 16 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#17

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, California
15 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Valley College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in sales and marketing. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The sales and marketing program at Los Angeles Valley College awarded 15 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#17

Lake Land College

Mattoon, Illinois
15 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Land College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in sales and marketing. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 associate's degrees were handed out to sales and marketing majors at Lake Land College. About 93% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Ridgewater College

Willmar, Minnesota
15 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ridgewater College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in sales and marketing. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 associate's degrees were handed out to sales and marketing majors at Ridgewater College. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#17

Northland Community and Technical College

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
15 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northland Community and Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in sales and marketing. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their associate's degree in sales and marketing from Northland Community and Technical College. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

Sales & Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Sales & Marketing Operations 682
Retailing & Retail Operations 169
Other General Operations 93
Professional Sales 46
Merchandising & Buying Operations 29

Below are some popular majors that are similar to sales and marketing that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 60,528
Business & Commerce 17,723
Accounting 12,300
Business Support & Assistance 4,111
Hospitality Management 2,905

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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