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Associate’s Degrees in Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing

1,565 Yearly Graduations
$22,100 Median Salary
$24,375 Median Debt
An associate's degree in specialized marketing is offered at 92 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 42% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 14.7% of specialized marketing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Specialized Marketing Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,565 earned their associate's degree in specialized marketing. This makes it the 8th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,034
Associate’s Degree 1,565
Basic Certificate 959
Master’s Degree 220
Undergraduate Certificate 94
Graduate Certificate 1

Earnings of Specialized Marketing Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in specialized marketing is $22,100. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $20,100 to a high of $28,950.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in specialized marketing is $24,375. 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, $28,388 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,500.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $253.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in specialized marketing. About 85.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 220
Women 1,345
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Specialized Marketing

The racial-ethnic distribution of specialized marketing associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 119
Black or African American 172
Hispanic or Latino 293
White 615
International Students 230
Other Races/Ethnicities 136
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Specialized Marketing Associate's Degree Students

There are 92 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in specialized marketing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York
664 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for specialized marketing students seekingan associate's degree is Fashion Institute of Technology. Each year, around 8,700 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 $11,542 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 664 associate's degrees were handed out to specialized marketing majors at FIT SUNY. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

312 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in specialized marketing. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,362 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,870 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 312 people received their associate's degree in specialized marketing from FIDM Los Angeles. Of these students, 90% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

The New School

New York, New York
91 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The New School comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in specialized marketing. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,710 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 people received their associate's degree in specialized marketing from New School University. About 87% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

45 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for specialized marketing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - San Francisco. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 associate's degrees were handed out to specialized marketing majors at FIDM San Francisco. Of these students, 87% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Berkeley College - New York

New York, New York
33 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for specialized marketing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Berkeley College - New York. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in specialized marketing from Berkeley College - New York. About 79% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

27 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York City College of Technology is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in specialized marketing. Roughly 17,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 associate's degrees were handed out to specialized marketing majors at City Tech. Of these students, 78% were women and 93% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Nassau Community College

Garden City, New York
27 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nassau Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in specialized marketing. Roughly 16,600 attend the school each year. The specialized marketing program at Nassau Community College awarded 27 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 81% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
21 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in specialized 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their associate's degree in specialized marketing from SNHU. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#9

Berkeley College - Woodland Park

Woodland Park, New Jersey
20 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for specialized marketing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Berkeley College - Woodland Park. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,741 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,097 per year.

The specialized marketing program at Berkeley College - Woodland Park awarded 20 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Hocking College

Nelsonville, Ohio
18 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hocking College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in specialized marketing. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their associate's degree in specialized marketing from Hocking Technical College. About 39% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

LIM College

New York, New York
17 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LIM College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in specialized marketing. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,250 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 associate's degrees were handed out to specialized marketing majors at LIM. Of these students, 82% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Rockland Community College

Suffern, New York
16 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rockland Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in specialized marketing. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their associate's degree in specialized marketing from Rockland Community College. Of these students, 81% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Herkimer County Community College

Herkimer, New York
16 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for specialized marketing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Herkimer County Community College. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 associate's degrees were handed out to specialized marketing majors at Herkimer College. Of these students, 94% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
14 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brookdale Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in specialized marketing. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The specialized marketing program at Brookdale Community College awarded 14 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
14 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Edmonds Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in specialized marketing. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 associate's degrees were handed out to specialized marketing majors at Edmonds Community College. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#16

Genesee Community College

Batavia, New York
13 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Genesee Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in specialized marketing. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The specialized marketing program at Genesee Community College awarded 13 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Jefferson Community College

Watertown, New York
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jefferson Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in specialized marketing. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their associate's degree in specialized marketing from Jefferson Community College. Of these students, 75% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Houston Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in specialized marketing. Roughly 56,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their associate's degree in specialized marketing from Houston Community College. Around 83% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#19

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, New York
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Delhi is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in specialized marketing. 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.

The specialized marketing program at SUNY Delhi awarded 11 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

El Centro College

Dallas, Texas
11 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Centro College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in specialized marketing. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The specialized marketing program at El Centro College awarded 11 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 82% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Specialized Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Fashion Merchandising 1,408
Tourism Marketing Operations 61
Tourism Promotion Operations 34
Apparel & Accessories Marketing 29
Business & Personal Marketing 18

Below are some popular majors that are similar to specialized marketing that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 60,528
Business & Commerce 17,723
Accounting 12,300
Business Support & Assistance 4,111
Hospitality Management 2,905

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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