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Basic Certificates in General Sales & Marketing

1,349 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 162 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in sales and marketing. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 26% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.9% of sales and marketing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Sales & Marketing Majors

In 2019-2020, 1,349 basic certificates were awarded to sales and marketing majors. 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 2,508
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 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 57.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 574
Women 775

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 81
Hispanic or Latino 160
White 879
International Students 79
Other Races/Ethnicities 99

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

Sales & Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Sales & Marketing Operations 506
Professional Sales 385
Retailing & Retail Operations 328
Other General Operations 115
Merchandising & Buying Operations 15

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 38,749
Accounting 12,339
Business Support & Assistance 9,552
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,096
Finance & Financial Management 3,125


*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.

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