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Graduate Certificates in Marketing

338 Yearly Graduations
$40,300 Median Salary
$51,348 Median Debt
There are 63 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in marketing. 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, 14.2% of marketing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Marketing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 338 students earned their graduate certificate in marketing. This earns it the #8 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 44,258
Master’s Degree 2,939
Basic Certificate 1,580
Associate’s Degree 1,528
Undergraduate Certificate 567
Graduate Certificate 338
Doctor’s Degree 31

Earnings of Marketing Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in marketing is $40,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $40,050 and the high is $40,550.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in marketing is $51,348. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $68,385 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $33,946.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $598.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in marketing. About 58.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 140
Women 198
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Marketing

The racial-ethnic distribution of marketing graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 20
Black or African American 63
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 149
International Students 48
Other Races/Ethnicities 38
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Marketing Graduate Certificate Students

There are 63 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in marketing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

47 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for marketing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 graduate certificates were handed out to marketing majors at UOPX - Arizona. About 60% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
34 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Full Sail University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in marketing. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,667 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,498 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their graduate certificate in marketing from Full Sail University. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#3

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
31 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Southern California. Each year, around 48,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

The marketing program at University of Southern California awarded 31 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 61% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
26 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in marketing. Roughly 48,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 graduate certificates were handed out to marketing majors at Walden University. About 77% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
26 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is George Washington University. Each year, around 27,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

The marketing program at George Washington University awarded 26 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 65% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

20 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Roughly 33,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their graduate certificate in marketing from Colorado State. About 65% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
20 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Iowa comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in marketing. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their graduate certificate in marketing from Iowa. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

19 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in marketing. Roughly 39,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

The marketing program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 19 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

#9

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
14 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in marketing. Roughly 113,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

The marketing program at Southern New Hampshire University awarded 14 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in marketing. Each year, around 68,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 graduate certificates were handed out to marketing majors at Texas A&M College Station. Of these students, 38% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Seattle University. Roughly 7,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $45,765 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,280 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in marketing from Seattle U. About 82% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in marketing. Each year, around 24,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,531 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their graduate certificate in marketing from OSU. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#13

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Davenport University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in marketing. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,408 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in marketing from Davenport University. Around 86% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#13

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in marketing from Penn State World Campus. Of these students, 71% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Chicago is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in marketing. Roughly 17,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificates were handed out to marketing majors at UChicago. Of these students, 67% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Empire State College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in marketing. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificates were handed out to marketing majors at SUNY Empire. Of these students, 67% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Southern States University

San Diego, California
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Southern States University. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,092 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their graduate certificate in marketing from Southern States University.

#18

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of St Thomas Minnesota is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in marketing. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,766 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to marketing majors at UST MN. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Gardner - Webb University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in marketing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

The marketing program at Gardner - Webb University awarded 3 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#19

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for marketing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Webster University. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in marketing from Webster. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Marketing/Marketing Management 284
Other Marketing 25
Marketing Research 23
International Marketing 6

Below are some popular majors that are similar to marketing that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 4,965
Human Resource Management 1,510
Management Sciences & Methods 1,451
Accounting 1,089
Finance & Financial Management 631

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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