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2021 Best Marketing Colleges for Veterans in the United States

381 Colleges
44,258 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,844 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Marketing Schools for Vets

Best Marketing Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesMarketing is the #12 most popular major in the country with 44,258 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best Marketing Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking looked at 381 colleges that offer a bachelor's in marketing. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great marketing programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the marketing program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Marketing Schools for Veterans list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Marketing Schools for Veterans in the United States

Check out the marketing programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for vets.

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly Marketing Schools

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value marketing schools. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia. UPenn not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UPenn supports 25,860 students, and 272 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 153 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,428. To help with additional expenses, 106 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#2

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UA is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa. UA excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list.

Among the 38,390 students enrolled at UA, 2,079 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,228 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,410. To help with additional expenses, 409 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. UA does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Wisconsin is a very large public school located in the city of Madison. Wisconsin also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States rankings.

According to our most recent data, Wisconsin supports 43,463 students, and 554 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 346 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,489. To help with additional expenses, 21 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Our rankings recognize Saint Joseph's University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. St. Joe's is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia. In addition to being on our best for vets list, St. Joe's has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States ranking.

Of the 7,589 students enrolled at St. Joe’s, 118 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 98 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,315. In addition to receiving other benefits, 8 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. UIUC is a very large public school located in the small city of Champaign. UIUC did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UIUC supports 49,702 students, and 500 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 247 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $12,702. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

LIM College

New York, NY

Our rankings recognize LIM College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of New York, LIM is a private for-profit college with a small student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, LIM is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 28 of the 1,781 students enrolled at LIM were GI Bill® students, of which 20 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $17,392. During this same period, 6 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#7

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

Xavier University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value marketing schools. Located in the large city of Cincinnati, Xavier is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Xavier is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 247 of the 7,127 students enrolled at Xavier were GI Bill® students, of which 196 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,868. In addition to receiving other benefits, 79 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#8

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value marketing schools. Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Boston College did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 164 of the 14,720 students enrolled at Boston College were GI Bill® students, of which 130 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $24,987. During this same period, 74 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Southern Methodist University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. SMU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas. In addition to being on our best for vets list, SMU has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 330 of the 11,649 students enrolled at SMU were GI Bill® students, of which 258 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $16,005. To help with additional expenses, 103 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Miami University - Oxford earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Miami of Ohio is a fairly large public school located in the fringe town of Oxford. Miami of Ohio excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Miami of Ohio supports 19,934 students, and 455 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 290 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,286. During this same period, 3 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#11

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University landed the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value marketing schools. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Georgetown also did well on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 19,204 students enrolled at Georgetown, 870 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 809 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,728. On top of their other funding sources, 254 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#12

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Our rankings recognize Drexel University as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Drexel also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 745 of the 24,634 students enrolled at Drexel were GI Bill® students, of which 578 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $19,336. During this same period, 255 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Texas A&M also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Texas A&M supports 68,679 students, and 2,040 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,525. Texas A&M does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#14

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Bryant University earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Smithfield, Bryant is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Bryant has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States ranking.

Of the 3,788 students enrolled at Bryant, 46 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 31 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,197. To help with additional expenses, 8 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus comes in at #15 in this year's ranking. Cincinnati is a very large public school located in the city of Cincinnati. Cincinnati excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list.

Of the 37,886 students enrolled at Cincinnati, 984 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 559 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,066. On top of their other funding sources, 18 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Cincinnati does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#16

Menlo College

Atherton, CA

Our rankings recognize Menlo College as the #16 school in this year's rankings. Menlo is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Atherton. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Menlo also did well on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 13 of the 775 students enrolled at Menlo were GI Bill® students, of which 9 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $20,337. On top of their other funding sources, 2 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Menlo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #17 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Florida International University. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

According to our most recent data, FIU supports 57,942 students, and 1,099 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 646 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,649. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio State University - Main Campus as the #18 school in this year's rankings. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the large city of Columbus. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Ohio State is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Ohio State supports 61,170 students, and 1,851 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,158 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,438. Ohio State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#19

Siena College

Loudonville, NY

The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Siena College. Siena is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Loudonville. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Siena also did well on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, Siena supports 3,221 students, and 50 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 33 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $21,375. In addition to receiving other benefits, 14 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Twin Cities as the #20 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population. UMN Twin Cities excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list.

Among the 50,734 students enrolled at UMN Twin Cities, 824 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 585 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $15,664. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#21

University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

The #21 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Toledo. University of Toledo is a large public school located in the city of Toledo.

Our most recent data shows that 538 of the 20,237 students enrolled at University of Toledo were GI Bill® students, of which 315 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,079. On top of their other funding sources, 23 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#22

University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver earned the #22 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of Denver is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Denver. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, U of Denver also did well on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 531 of the 11,952 students enrolled at U of Denver were GI Bill® students, of which 436 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $17,641. During this same period, 125 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #23 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of South Carolina - Columbia. Located in the city of Columbia, Carolina is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Carolina is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Carolina supports 34,795 students, and 1,523 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 897 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,738. During this same period, 38 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#24

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

Our rankings recognize Georgia State University as the #24 school in this year's rankings. Georgia State is a very large public school located in the large city of Atlanta.

Among the 34,316 students enrolled at Georgia State, 1,875 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,051 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,989. In addition to receiving other benefits, 1 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Texas at Dallas earned the #25 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Richardson, UT Dallas is a public school with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UT Dallas also did well on our Best Colleges for Marketing in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 28,755 students enrolled at UT Dallas, 733 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 575 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,434. UT Dallas does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Rest of the Top Schools for Best Marketing Colleges for Veterans in the United States

#26

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
#27

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
#28

Providence College

Providence, RI
#29

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#31

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#33

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT
#34

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#36

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#39

Emerson College

Boston, MA
#40

University of Houston

Houston, TX
#43

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#44

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI
#45

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT
#47

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#48

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Marketing Colleges for Veterans in the United States badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 381 different United States marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
52 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
53 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
54 Suffolk University Boston, MA
55 Drake University Des Moines, IA
56 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
57 Creighton University Omaha, NE

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for United States vets studying Marketing that almost earned our Best Marketing Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
58 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
59 Villanova University Villanova, PA
60 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
61 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
62 Bentley University Waltham, MA
63 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
64 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
65 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
66 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
67 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
68 Iowa State University Ames, IA
69 Clemson University Clemson, SC
70 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
71 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
72 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
73 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
74 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
75 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
76 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

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, Management & Marketing area of study, Marketing has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
General Business/Commerce 25,818
Human Resource Management 11,757

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Nick Youngson.

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