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Associate Degrees in General Sales & Marketing

733 Yearly Graduations
$21,250 Median Salary
$23,234 Median Debt
An associate 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, 5.6% of sales and marketing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Sales & Marketing Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 733 students earned their associate degree in sales and marketing. This earns it the #11 spot on the list of the most popular associate 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 2,508
Basic Certificate 1,349
Associate Degree 733
Master’s Degree 570
Undergraduate Certificate 266
Graduate Certificate 46
Doctor’s Degree 1

Earnings of Sales & Marketing Majors With Associate Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate degree in sales and marketing is $21,250. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money. 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.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate 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.


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 degree in sales and marketing. About 56.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 322
Women 411

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 33
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 121
White 435
International Students 41
Other Races/Ethnicities 49

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

Sales & Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Sales & Marketing Operations 551
Retailing & Retail Operations 109
Professional Sales 38
Merchandising & Buying Operations 27
Other General Operations 8

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 60,445
Business & Commerce 17,132
Accounting 11,615
Business Support & Assistance 3,542
Hospitality Management 2,636


*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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