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2021 Most Popular Online Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools

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

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 Most Popular Online Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools ranking. This report analyzed 21 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs 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 Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Colleges.

Our 2021 rankings named Fashion Institute of Technology the most popular online school in the United States for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. Located in the large city of New York, FIT SUNY is a public school with a moderately-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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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Florida State College at Jacksonville. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools list. FSCJ is a very large public school located in the city of Jacksonville.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles is a great place for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students pursuing an online degree. Located in the city of Los Angeles, FIDM Los Angeles is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, specialized marketing majors at FIDM Los Angeles accumulate an average of around $12,500 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 $130.

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#4

LIM College

New York, NY

Out of the 21 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, LIM College landed the # 4 spot on the list. 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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The excellent online programs at Berkeley College - New York 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. Berkeley College - New York is a small private for-profit school located in the city of New York.

After completing their degree, specialized marketing graduates from Berkeley College - New York carry an average student debtload of $24,560. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $254, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Southern New Hampshire University ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools list. Located in the suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that specialized marketing majors at SNHU take out is $23,167. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $240.

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Berkeley College - Woodland Park

Woodland Park, NJ

Berkeley College - Woodland Park landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best specialized sales, merchandising and marketing programs. Berkeley College - Woodland Park is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Woodland Park.

After completing their degree, specialized marketing graduates from Berkeley College - Woodland Park carry an average student debtload of $24,050. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $250.

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#8

Northwood University

Midland, MI

Northwood University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. It came in at #8 on the list. Northwood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small 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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#9

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, specialized marketing majors at Central Michigan accumulate an average of around $25,000 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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#10

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Academy of Art University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best specialized sales, merchandising and marketing programs. Located in the large city of San Francisco, Academy of Art University is a private for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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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 21 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 Qfamily.

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