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2021 Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools

163 Colleges
$30,500 Avg Salary
$30,557 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing School for You

In 2018-2019, 5,873 people earned a degree or certificate in specialized sales, merchandising and marketing, making the major the #17 most popular in the United States.

Today's business students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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 Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 163 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for business students.

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2021 Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools in the United States

Check out the specialized marketing programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 15% Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools

#1

Northwood University

Midland, MI

Our analysis found Northwood University to be the best school for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Northwood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Midland.

Specialized Marketing majors at Northwood take out an average of $27,000 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Saint Joseph’s University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools list. St. Joe's is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

After completing their degree, specialized marketing graduates from St. Joe's carry an average student debtload of $23,750. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $246, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 126 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Fashion Institute of Technology landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large city of New York, FIT SUNY is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their degree, specialized marketing majors at FIT SUNY accumulate an average of around $16,750 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $174, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Marist College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools list. Marist is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie.

While working on their degree, specialized marketing majors at Marist accumulate an average of around $24,961 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

The New School

New York, NY

The excellent programs at The New School helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best specialized sales, merchandising and marketing schools in the United States. New School University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

On average, specialized marketing graduates from New School University take out $12,125 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $126, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. It came in at #6 on the list. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

Specialized Marketing majors at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles take out an average of $12,500 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $130.

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#7

LIM College

New York, NY

With a ranking of #7, LIM College did quite well on this year’s best schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. Located in the city of New York, LIM is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

After completing their degree, specialized marketing graduates from LIM carry an average student debtload of $25,293. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $262, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

With a ranking of #8, Century College did quite well on this year’s best schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. Century College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake.

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#9

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools list. Located in the large city of Fort Worth, TCU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Rutgers University - Newark ranked #10 on this year’s Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools list. Located in the city of Newark, Rutgers Newark is a public school with a large student population.

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#11

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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#12

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

With a ranking of #12, University of Georgia did quite well on this year’s best schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Specialized Marketing majors at UGA take out an average of $20,750 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $215, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools ranking. FSCJ is a very large public school located in the large city of Jacksonville.

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FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - San Francisco came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools ranking. Located in the city of San Francisco, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - San Francisco is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, specialized marketing graduates from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - San Francisco take out $12,500 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 $130.

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#15

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY

Nassau Community College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best specialized sales, merchandising and marketing programs. Located in the large suburb of Garden City, Nassau Community College is a public school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, specialized marketing graduates from Nassau Community College carry an average student debtload of $11,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $114, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools ranking. Located in the town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public school with a large student population.

While working on their degree, specialized marketing majors at Ferris accumulate an average of around $23,655 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 $245.

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Middlesex Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Bedford, Middlesex Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#18

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. It came in at #18 on the list. Texas Tech is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Lubbock.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools award.

Rank College Location
19 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
20 Lasell College Newton, MA
21 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
22 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
23 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
24 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
25 University of North Texas Denton, TX

Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing by Region

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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, specialized sales, merchandising and marketing has other similar majors worth exploring.

Specialized Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Fashion Merchandising 4,097
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations 734
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 269
Special Products Marketing Operations 218
Other Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations 170
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations 149
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations 109
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations 75
Tourism Promotion Operations 42
Auctioneering 10

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.

  • 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).
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