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2022 Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools

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

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

Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing is the #17 most popular major in the country with 5,357 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

It's not easy to decide which business program to enroll in when you have so many options available. 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.

The Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools ranking is one of many tools that Business Degree Central has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 206 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for specialized marketing majors pursuing a .

Our analysis found Fashion Institute of Technology to be the most popular school for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the city of New York, FIT SUNY is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Specialized Marketing majors at FIT SUNY take out an average of $16,750 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $174, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Florida State College at Jacksonville. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools list. FSCJ is a fairly 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. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, FIDM Los Angeles is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Specialized Marketing majors at FIDM 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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Out of the 206 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Kent State University at Kent landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Kent, Kent State is a public college with a very large student population.

On average, specialized marketing graduates from Kent State take out $25,000 in student loans while working on their degree. 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

LIM College

New York, NY

Out of the 206 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, LIM College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the city of New York, LIM is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, specialized marketing graduates from LIM carry an average student debt load 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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#5

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Out of the 206 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Saint Joseph’s University landed the # 5 spot on the list. St. Joe's is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

The average amount in student loans that specialized marketing majors at St. Joe's take out is $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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With a ranking of #7, University of North Texas did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. Located in the medium-sized city of Denton, UNT is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #8, Berkeley College - New York did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. Berkeley College - New York is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

The average amount in student loans that specialized marketing majors at Berkeley College - New York take out is $24,560. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $255.

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#9

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Marist College ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools list. Marist is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Poughkeepsie.

After completing their degree, specialized marketing graduates from Marist carry an average student debt load of $24,961. 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

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular specialized sales, merchandising and marketing programs. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Specialized Marketing majors at Thomas Jefferson University take out an average of $45,257 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $510, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#11

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools ranking. Located in the city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public school with a very large student population.

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New York City College of Technology came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools ranking. City Tech is a large public school located in the city of Brooklyn.

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#13

Northwood University

Midland, MI

Northwood University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools ranking. 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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Southern New Hampshire University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Specialized Marketing majors at SNHU take out an average of $23,167 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 $240.

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#15

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Academy of Art University landed the #15 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular specialized sales, merchandising and marketing programs. Located in the city of San Francisco, Academy of Art University is a private for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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#16

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

With a ranking of #16, University of Georgia did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, specialized marketing majors at UGA accumulate an average of around $20,750 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $215, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Missouri - Columbia came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools ranking. Mizzou is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Columbia.

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#18

El Centro College

Dallas, TX

El Centro College came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Dallas, El Centro College is a public college with a very large student population.

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#19

The New School

New York, NY

The New School ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools list. New School University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

After completing their degree, specialized marketing graduates from New School University carry an average student debt load of $12,125. 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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#19

Berkeley College - Woodland Park

Woodland Park, NJ

Berkeley College - Woodland Park did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. It came in at #19 on the list. Berkeley College - Woodland Park is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Woodland Park.

While working on their degree, specialized marketing majors at Berkeley College - Woodland Park accumulate an average of around $24,050 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 $250.

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With a ranking of #21, Johnson & Wales University - Providence did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. JWU Providence is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence.

While working on their degree, specialized marketing majors at JWU Providence accumulate an average of around $26,100 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $271, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#22

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools ranking. Located in the city of Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#23

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools list. Located in the town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that specialized marketing majors at Central Michigan take out is $25,000. 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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AI Miami International University of Art and Design landed the #24 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular specialized sales, merchandising and marketing programs. Located in the city of Miami, International Fine Arts College is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

Specialized Marketing majors at International Fine Arts College take out an average of $31,443 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $327.

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#25

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

City College of San Francisco did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for specialized sales, merchandising and marketing students. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in the city of San Francisco, City College of San Francisco is a public school with a large student population.

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#27

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI
#28

Lasell University

Newton, MA
#29

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
#30

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional popular schools for Specialized Sales students that almost earned our Most Popular Specialized Sales Schools award.

Rank College Location
31 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
32 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
33 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
33 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
35 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
36 Mercyhurst University Erie, PA
36 Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus Indiana, PA
38 Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Charlotte, NC
38 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
40 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
40 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - San Francisco San Francisco, CA
40 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
40 Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ

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 3,926
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations 440
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 278
Other Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations 201
Special Products Marketing Operations 190
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations 136
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations 81
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations 70
Tourism Promotion Operations 35

Majors Similar to Specialized Marketing

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 404,734
Accounting 101,094
Finance & Financial Management 57,893
General Business/Commerce 55,749
Marketing 52,262

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 Qfamily.

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