2022 Best Marketing Schools

895 Colleges in the United States
49,747 Marketing Degrees Awarded
$40,323 Avg Early-Career Salary
Marketing is of the hottest degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #16 most popular major in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual looked at 895 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Marketing Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 49,747 degrees in marketing during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Marketing School

Best Marketing Schools The marketing program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Marketing rankings. For our Best Overall Marketing School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Marketing Degree Level

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 list, to help you choose the best school for you. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Marketing in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of marketing degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Marketing

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
193 Marketing Degrees Awarded

University of Pennsylvania is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in marketing. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 193 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the marketing program at University of Pennsylvania earn $58,877 above the standard college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#2

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In IL
151 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Northwestern University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in marketing. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were approximately 151 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MO
98 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Washington University in St Louis is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in marketing. WUSTL is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Saint Louis. A Best Schools rank of #28 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means WUSTL is a great university overall.

There were roughly 98 marketing students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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#4

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
69 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in marketing needs to look into University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Notre Dame. A Best Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were roughly 69 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available. Marketing degree recipients from University of Notre Dame earn a boost of approximately $12,077 over the average earnings of marketing graduates.

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#5

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
71 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Schools rank of #18 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 71 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available. Those marketing students who get their degree from Georgetown University receive $15,477 more than the average marketing grad.

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#6

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In TN
57 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #37 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Vanderbilt is a great university overall.

There were about 57 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year.

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#7

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
127 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #45 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Boston College is a great college overall.

There were approximately 127 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Boston College in the most recent year we have data available. Those marketing students who get their degree from Boston College earn $17,377 more than the typical marketing graduate.

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#8

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MD
162 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were roughly 162 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In TX
193 Marketing Degrees Awarded

UT Austin is a very large public university located in the city of Austin. A Best Schools rank of #52 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

There were roughly 193 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent data year.

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#10

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
79 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Lehigh is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Bethlehem. This university ranks 7th out of 134 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were approximately 79 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Lehigh in the most recent data year. Those marketing students who get their degree from Lehigh University earn $9,277 more than the standard marketing student.

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#11

Elon University

Elon, NC
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
147 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Elon is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized suburb of Elon. This university ranks 5th out of 113 schools for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There were about 147 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Elon in the most recent data year. Marketing degree recipients from Elon University receive an earnings boost of approximately $5,677 above the average earnings of marketing graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
162 Marketing Degrees Awarded

UIUC is a very large public university located in the small city of Champaign. This university ranks 3rd out of 102 colleges for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There were approximately 162 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent year we have data available. Those marketing students who get their degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earn $15,577 more than the standard marketing graduate.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WI
246 Marketing Degrees Awarded

UW - Madison is a very large public university located in the large city of Madison. This university ranks 1st out of 52 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were about 246 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year.

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#14

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
92 Marketing Degrees Awarded

SCU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Santa Clara. This university ranks 12th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 92 marketing students who graduated with this degree at SCU in the most recent year we have data available. Marketing degree recipients from Santa Clara University get an earnings boost of about $10,877 above the typical income of marketing majors.

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#15

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
179 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Waltham, Bentley is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #42 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Bentley is a great university overall.

There were approximately 179 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Bentley in the most recent data year. Those marketing students who get their degree from Bentley University earn $20,127 more than the typical marketing graduate.

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#16

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
64 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Villanova is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Villanova. This university ranks 8th out of 134 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 64 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Villanova in the most recent year we have data available. Marketing degree recipients from Villanova University earn a boost of around $13,177 over the typical earnings of marketing graduates.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
207 Marketing Degrees Awarded

UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public university located in the city of Minneapolis. This university ranks 4th out of 63 schools for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were roughly 207 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent year we have data available. Those marketing students who get their degree from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities make $14,477 more than the average marketing graduate.

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#18

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
33 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Bucknell is a small private not-for-profit university located in the town of Lewisburg. A Best Schools rank of #48 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Bucknell is a great university overall.

There were about 33 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Bucknell in the most recent year we have data available. Marketing degree recipients from Bucknell University get an earnings boost of approximately $8,977 above the average income of marketing graduates.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
245 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 39 schools for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were approximately 245 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent year we have data available. Marketing degree recipients from University of Maryland - College Park receive an earnings boost of around $7,277 above the typical earnings of marketing majors.

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#20

Providence College

Providence, RI
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
124 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Providence is a small private not-for-profit college located in the midsize city of Providence. This college ranks 2nd out of 10 schools for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were roughly 124 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Providence in the most recent data year. Marketing degree recipients from Providence College receive an earnings boost of about $3,777 above the typical income of marketing majors.

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#21

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
229 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Newark, UD is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 6 colleges for overall quality in the state of Delaware.

There were about 229 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent data year. Those marketing students who get their degree from University of Delaware earn $6,977 more than the standard marketing grad.

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#22

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
223 Marketing Degrees Awarded

UF is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville. This university ranks 1st out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were approximately 223 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the marketing program at University of Florida earn $8,877 above the average graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In CA
$86,223 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #33 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were approximately 21 marketing students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent year we have data available.

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#24

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
174 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. This school ranks 3rd out of 73 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 174 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year.

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#25

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
117 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 5th out of 32 colleges for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were approximately 117 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Fairfield U in the most recent data year. Those marketing students who get their degree from Fairfield University earn $6,777 more than the average marketing student.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Marketing Schools

#25

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
#27

Boston University

Boston, MA
#28

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#29

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#30

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

#32

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

#33

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#34

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
#35

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
#36

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#37

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

#42

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
#43

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
#45

Stonehill College

Easton, MA
#46

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#47

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA
#49

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

Additional Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Marketing Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 895 different United States marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
51 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
52 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
53 Drake University Des Moines, IA
54 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
55 Iowa State University Ames, IA
56 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
57 Southeast Technical College Sioux Falls, SD
58 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
59 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
60 Normandale Community College Bloomington, MN
61 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
62 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
63 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
64 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
65 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
66 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
67 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
68 Creighton University Omaha, NE
69 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
70 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
71 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
72 Yeshiva University New York, NY
73 Fordham University Bronx, NY
74 Auburn University Auburn, AL
75 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
76 Baylor University Waco, TX
77 Illinois State University Normal, IL
78 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
79 Butler University Indianapolis, IN
80 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
81 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
82 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
83 Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA
84 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
85 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
86 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
87 Siena College Loudonville, NY
88 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
89 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
90 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
91 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
92 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
93 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
94 University of Portland Portland, OR
95 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
96 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
97 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
98 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
99 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
100 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
101 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
102 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
103 University of Houston Houston, TX
104 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
105 American University Washington, DC
106 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
107 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
108 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
109 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
110 Manhattan College Riverdale, NY
111 Seattle University Seattle, WA
112 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
113 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
114 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
115 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
116 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
117 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
118 Emerson College Boston, MA
119 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
120 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
121 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
122 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
123 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
124 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
125 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
126 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
127 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
128 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
129 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
130 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
131 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
132 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
133 Endicott College Beverly, MA
134 Western New England University Springfield, MA

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Marketing students that almost earned our Best Marketing Schools award.

Rank College Location
135 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
136 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
137 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
138 Washington State University Pullman, WA
139 Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI
140 Taylor University Upland, IN
141 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
142 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
143 University of Denver Denver, CO
144 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
145 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
146 University of North Texas Denton, TX
147 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
148 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
149 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
150 Winona State University Winona, MN
151 Roger Williams University Bristol, RI
152 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
153 Suffolk University Boston, MA
154 Menlo College Atherton, CA
155 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
156 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
157 Bradley University Peoria, IL
158 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
159 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
160 Linfield University - McMinnville Campus McMinnville, OR
161 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
162 DePaul University Chicago, IL
163 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
164 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
165 Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI
166 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
167 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
168 Assumption University Worcester, MA
169 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
170 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
171 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
172 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
173 DeSales University Center Valley, PA
173 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
175 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
176 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
177 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
178 Elmhurst University Elmhurst, IL
179 Aurora University Aurora, IL

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One of 21 majors within the Business, Management & Marketing area of study, Marketing has other similar majors worth exploring.

Marketing Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 47,822
Other Marketing 1,143
International Marketing 519
Marketing Research 195
Digital Marketing 68

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 354,109
Accounting 83,158
Finance & Financial Management 53,739
General Business/Commerce 51,047
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 33,254
Human Resource Management 21,798
Hospitality Management 14,277
Management Information Systems 13,071
International Business 9,016
Business/Managerial Economics 6,060

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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 Nick Youngson.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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