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2021 Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools

749 Colleges
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Finding the Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree School for You

With 51,241 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, marketing is the #5 most popular major in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which business program to enroll in when you have so many options available. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

The Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Business Degree Central has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 749 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for business students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Marketing

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Our 2021 rankings named University of Pennsylvania the best school in the United States for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

Marketing majors at UPenn take out an average of $19,161 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $230, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Notre Dame is a great place for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Notre Dame.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at Notre Dame take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,430. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $218, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Boston College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best marketing schools in the United States. Located in the small city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Marketing majors at Boston College take out an average of $14,723 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $161, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Georgetown University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

On average, marketing graduates from Georgetown take out $15,773 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $172.

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Out of the 651 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the # 5 spot on the list. Wisconsin is a very large public school located in the city of Madison.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, marketing majors at Wisconsin accumulate an average of around $19,388 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $221, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree marketing programs. Bentley is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Waltham.

Marketing majors at Bentley take out an average of $22,279 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree marketing programs. UIUC is a very large public school located in the small city of Champaign.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, marketing majors at UIUC accumulate an average of around $18,807 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $202.

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#8

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Lehigh is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bethlehem.

On average, marketing graduates from Lehigh take out $21,957 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $252.

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Washington University in St Louis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

On average, marketing graduates from WUSTL take out $13,751 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $161, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Villanova is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Villanova.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, marketing graduates from Villanova carry an average student debtload of $21,699. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $270.

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#11

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

With a ranking of #11, Bucknell University did quite well on this year’s best schools for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the town of Lewisburg, Bucknell is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at Bucknell take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $22,896. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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The University of Texas at Austin ranked #12 on this year’s Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin.

On average, marketing graduates from UT Austin take out $19,089 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $208, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Marketing majors at Marquette take out an average of $21,989 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $249.

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#14

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

University of Delaware landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree marketing programs. U of Delaware is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Newark.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at U of Delaware take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $21,664. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $253.

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#15

Cleary University

Howell, MI

Cleary University landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree marketing programs. Cleary College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Howell.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree marketing programs. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a very large student population.

Marketing majors at UMN Twin Cities take out an average of $18,947 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $207.

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#17

Elon University

Elon, NC

Elon University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the midsize suburb of Elon, Elon is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Marketing majors at Elon take out an average of $20,396 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $218, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #18, Southern Methodist University did quite well on this year’s best schools for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. SMU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, marketing majors at SMU accumulate an average of around $14,653 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $130.

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#19

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Santa Clara, SCU is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

On average, marketing graduates from SCU take out $18,793 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $218, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#20

University of Mary

Bismarck, ND

University of Mary came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Bismarck, UMary is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#21

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree marketing programs. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at Virginia Tech take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,938. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst.

On average, marketing graduates from UMass Amherst take out $20,966 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $241.

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#23

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

Stonehill College landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree marketing programs. Stonehill is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Easton.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, marketing majors at Stonehill accumulate an average of around $25,324 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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#24

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at Michigan State take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $23,110. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $253.

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#25

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Fairfield U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Fairfield.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, marketing graduates from Fairfield U carry an average student debtload of $22,424. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools

#26

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
#27

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#28

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#30

Providence College

Providence, RI
#31

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#32

Drake University

Des Moines, IA
#34

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
#35

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#41

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#42

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#44

Judson University

Elgin, IL
#45

Creighton University

Omaha, NE
#46

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 749 different United States marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 George Washington University Washington, DC
52 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
53 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
54 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
55 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
56 Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses Fort Wayne, IN
57 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
58 Siena College Loudonville, NY
59 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
60 Iowa State University Ames, IA
61 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
62 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
63 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
64 Endicott College Beverly, MA
65 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
66 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
67 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
68 Baylor University Waco, TX
69 Clemson University Clemson, SC
70 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
71 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
72 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
73 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
74 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
75 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
76 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
77 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
78 Concordia University - Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
79 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
80 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
81 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
82 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
83 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
84 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
85 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
86 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
87 Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon, OH
88 Roger Williams University Bristol, RI
89 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
90 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
91 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
92 Northwood University Midland, MI
93 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
94 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
95 Illinois State University Normal, IL
96 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
97 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Marketing students that almost earned our Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
98 Yeshiva University New York, NY
99 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
100 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
101 Marian University Fond Du Lac, WI
102 Ohio University - Main Campus Athens, OH
103 DeSales University Center Valley, PA
104 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
105 Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA
106 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
107 Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global Marion, IN
108 Fordham University Bronx, NY
109 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
110 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA
111 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
112 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
113 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA
114 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
115 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
116 Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA
117 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
118 Bradley University Peoria, IL
119 Minot State University Minot, ND
120 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
121 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
122 Elmhurst University Elmhurst, IL
123 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
124 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
125 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
126 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
127 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
128 Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, IA
129 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
130 Western New England University Springfield, MA

Marketing by Region

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

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Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 49,088
Other Marketing 1,328
International Marketing 618
Marketing Research 207

Majors Similar to Marketing

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Human Resource Management 26,823

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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 Youngson.

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