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2021 Most Popular Online Marketing Schools

265 Colleges
$40,323 Avg Salary
$24,975 Avg Student Debt

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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Business Degree Central has created the Most Popular Online Marketing Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 265 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Marketing Colleges.

Our analysis found Florida International University to be the most popular school for marketing students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at FIU take out is $22,625. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $254.

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#2

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

The excellent online programs at Western Governors University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best marketing schools in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Umpqua Community College

Roseburg, OR

The excellent online programs at Umpqua Community 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 rural area of Roseburg, Umpqua Community College is a public school with a small student population.

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Out of the 265 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Phoenix - Arizona landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent online programs at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best marketing schools in the United States. OSU is a very large public school located in the town of Stillwater.

On average, marketing graduates from OSU take out $21,500 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best marketing programs. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Temple is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at Temple take out is $24,000. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $249.

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University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

University of Toledo came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Marketing Schools ranking. University of Toledo is a large public school located in the large city of Toledo.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at University of Toledo take out is $25,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for marketing students. It came in at #8 on the list. FAU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Boca Raton.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at FAU take out is $18,668. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $194.

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Ohio University - Athens Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for marketing students. It came in at #9 on the list. OHIO Athens is a fairly large public school located in the town of Athens.

On average, marketing graduates from OHIO Athens take out $24,777 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $257.

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Southern New Hampshire University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best marketing programs. Located in the midsize suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

Marketing majors at SNHU take out an average of $30,075 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $336, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Online Marketing Schools list. Located in the city of Greenville, ECU is a public college with a very large student population.

Marketing majors at ECU take out an average of $23,811 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $247, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

Kennesaw State University landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best marketing programs. KSU Georgia is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Kennesaw.

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Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best marketing programs. Located in the city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

On average, marketing graduates from Grand Canyon University take out $23,083 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $240.

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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best marketing programs. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at Drexel take out is $27,500. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $285.

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With a ranking of #15, University of Massachusetts Amherst did quite well on this year’s best schools for marketing students. UMass Amherst is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst.

Marketing majors at UMass Amherst take out an average of $23,250 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $241.

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With a ranking of #16, Washington State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for marketing students. Wazzu is a very large public school located in the distant town of Pullman.

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Coastal Carolina University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for marketing students. It came in at #17 on the list. Coastal Carolina University is a large public school located in the small city of Conway.

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Fashion Institute of Technology ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Online Marketing Schools list. Located in the large city of New York, FIT SUNY is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, marketing graduates from FIT SUNY take out $18,047 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $187.

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Colorado State University - Global Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for marketing students. It came in at #19 on the list. Colorado State University - Global Campus is a fairly large public school located in the city of Greenwood Village.

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#20

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best marketing programs. Located in the large city of Memphis, UofM is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best marketing programs. Located in the suburb of Las Cruces, NMSU Main Campus is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at NMSU Main Campus take out is $20,853. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $216.

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Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for marketing students. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public school with a very large student population.

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Ozarks Technical Community College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Marketing Schools ranking. Located in the city of Springfield, OTC is a public school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, marketing graduates from OTC carry an average student debtload of $17,726. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $184, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#24

Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

With a ranking of #24, Full Sail University did quite well on this year’s best schools for marketing students. Located in the large suburb of Winter Park, Full Sail University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at Full Sail University take out is $29,318. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $326, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Northwood University

Midland, MI

Northwood University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for marketing students. It came in at #24 on the list. Northwood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Midland.

Marketing majors at Northwood take out an average of $21,500 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI
#32

Ashford University

San Diego, CA
#34

Columbia College

Columbia, MO
#35

Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS
#35

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Marketing students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Marketing Schools award.

Rank College Location
40 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
40 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO
42 Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Troy, MI
42 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
44 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
45 Post University Waterbury, CT
45 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX
47 Tiffin University Tiffin, OH
48 Spokane Falls Community College Spokane, WA
48 Concordia University, Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
50 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
50 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
50 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
53 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX

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

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

Marketing is one of 21 different types of business programs to choose from.

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.

  • 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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