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Basic Certificates in General Sales & Marketing

1,332 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 162 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in sales and marketing. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 38% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 4.7% of sales and marketing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Sales & Marketing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,332 students earned their basic certificate in sales and marketing. This makes it the 11th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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 Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for sales and marketing majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for sales and marketing majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in sales and marketing. About 55.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 599
Women 733
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Sales & Marketing

The racial-ethnic distribution of sales and marketing basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 53
Black or African American 183
Hispanic or Latino 216
White 738
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 79
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Sales & Marketing Basic Certificate Students

There are 162 colleges that offer a basic certificate in sales and marketing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, Washington
90 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tacoma Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for sales and marketing majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 people received their basic certificate in sales and marketing from Tacoma Community College. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#2

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
80 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Coast College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in sales and marketing. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 people received their basic certificate in sales and marketing from Orange Coast College. About 51% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
71 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kansas State University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in sales and marketing. Roughly 21,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,212 per year.

The sales and marketing program at Kansas State University awarded 71 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 41% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
67 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in sales and marketing. Roughly 30,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 people received their basic certificate in sales and marketing from Mizzou. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#5

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, California
56 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santiago Canyon College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in sales and marketing. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 basic certificates were handed out to sales and marketing majors at SCC. About 43% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

43 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for sales and marketing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Michigan Career and Technical Institute. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 basic certificates were handed out to sales and marketing majors at Michigan Career and Technical Institute. Of these students, 35% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

42 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for sales and marketing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Kent State University at Kent. Roughly 27,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,602 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,766 per year.

The sales and marketing program at Kent State University at Kent awarded 42 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#8

South Georgia Technical College

Americus, Georgia
41 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Georgia Technical College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in sales and marketing. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 basic certificates were handed out to sales and marketing majors at South Georgia Technical College. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#9

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California
37 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Barbara City College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in sales and marketing. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their basic certificate in sales and marketing from SBCC. Of these students, 70% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
36 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Atlanta Technical College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in sales and marketing. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their basic certificate in sales and marketing from Atlanta Area Tech. Around 97% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#11

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
35 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for sales and marketing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Gwinnett Technical College. Roughly 9,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 basic certificates were handed out to sales and marketing majors at GTC. Of these students, 83% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
34 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for sales and marketing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Anne Arundel Community College. Roughly 12,600 attend the school each year. The sales and marketing program at Anne Arundel Community College awarded 34 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

30 Yearly Graduations
17% Women

North Dakota State University - Main Campus comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in sales and marketing. Each year, around 13,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,275 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,743 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their basic certificate in sales and marketing from North Dakota State University.

#13

CET, El Centro

El Centro, California
30 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CET, El Centro comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in sales and marketing. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their basic certificate in sales and marketing from CET, El Centro. About 60% of this group were women, and 97% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire
29 Yearly Graduations
41% Women

Plymouth State University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in sales and marketing. Roughly 4,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,630 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 basic certificates were handed out to sales and marketing majors at Plymouth State.

#15

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
29 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washtenaw Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in sales and marketing. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The sales and marketing program at Washtenaw Community College awarded 29 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 41% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona
29 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Arizona College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in sales and marketing. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 basic certificates were handed out to sales and marketing majors at Eastern Arizona College. About 3% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
25 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Rosa Junior College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in sales and marketing. Roughly 19,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their basic certificate in sales and marketing from SRJC. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#19

Lake Land College

Mattoon, Illinois
24 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Land College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in sales and marketing. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their basic certificate in sales and marketing from Lake Land College. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#19

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, California
24 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Monica College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in sales and marketing. Roughly 27,400 attend the school each year. The sales and marketing program at Santa Monica College awarded 24 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 79% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Sales & Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Professional Sales 525
General Sales & Marketing Operations 381
Retailing & Retail Operations 312
Other General Operations 100
Merchandising & Buying Operations 14

Below are some popular majors that are similar to sales and marketing that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 34,964
Accounting 12,037
Business Support & Assistance 10,337
Entrepreneurial Studies 3,572
Finance & Financial Management 2,713

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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