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2021 Most Popular Online General Sales & Marketing Schools

67 Colleges
$36,312 Avg Salary
$27,494 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 5,734 people earned a degree or certificate in general sales and marketing, making the major the #19 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for business students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Business Degree Central has developed this Most Popular Online General Sales & Marketing Schools ranking. This report analyzed 67 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for sales and marketing majors pursuing an online .

Our analysis found Weber State University to be the most popular school for general sales and marketing students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. WSU is a very large public school located in the city of Ogden.

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#2

Umpqua Community College

Roseburg, OR

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Umpqua Community College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Sales & Marketing Schools list. Umpqua Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Roseburg.

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#3

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Out of the 67 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Ball State University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of Muncie, Ball State is a public college with a very large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Minnesota State Community and Technical College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online General Sales & Marketing Schools list. Located in the town of Fergus Falls, M State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, sales and marketing graduates from M State take out $14,998 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $156, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 67 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Washtenaw Community College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#6

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, AZ

Eastern Arizona College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general sales and marketing students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the remote town of Thatcher, Eastern Arizona College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#6

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Southeast Technical Institute came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Sales & Marketing Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Sioux Falls, Southeast Technical Institute is a public college with a small student population.

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American Public University System ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online General Sales & Marketing Schools list. American Military University is a very large private for-profit school located in the town of Charles Town.

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#9

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online General Sales & Marketing Schools ranking. WGU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City.

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#10

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI

Lakeshore Technical College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general sales and marketing programs. LTC is a small public school located in the rural area of Cleveland.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online General Sales & Marketing Schools award.

Rank College Location
11 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
11 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
13 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA

View the Most Popular Online General Sales & Marketing Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 21 majors within the business area of study, general sales and marketing has other similar majors worth exploring.

Sales & Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 3,441
Professional Sales 983
Retailing and Retail Operations 953
Other General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations 304
Merchandising and Buying Operations 53

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Nick Nijhuis.

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