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2023 Best Marketing Schools

791 Colleges in the United States
52,916 Marketing Degrees Awarded
$42,991 Avg Early-Career Salary
Ranked #17 in popularity, marketing is one of the most sought-after degree programs in the nation. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual reviewed 791 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of marketing. Combined, these schools handed out 52,916 degrees in marketing to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Degree-Level Rankings

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.

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

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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

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IL
251 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Northwestern University is one of the finest 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 Colleges rank of #5 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were about 251 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

University of Pennsylvania

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

University of Pennsylvania is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in marketing. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. A Best Colleges rank of #4 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were about 144 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 $69,887 above the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
97 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Washington University in St Louis is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in marketing. WUSTL is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Saint Louis. A Best Colleges rank of #24 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means WUSTL is a great university overall.

There were about 97 marketing students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year. Those marketing students who get their degree from Washington University in St Louis receive $18,591 more than the typical marketing student.

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#4

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
69 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in marketing needs to look into Vanderbilt University. Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #21 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Vanderbilt is a great university overall.

There were roughly 69 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the marketing degree program at Vanderbilt University get $65,773 above the average college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#5

Georgetown University

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

Georgetown is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of #19 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 67 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the marketing program at Georgetown University make $26,091 above the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#6

Lehigh University

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

Lehigh is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Bethlehem. A Best Colleges rank of #37 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Lehigh is a great university overall.

There were about 73 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Lehigh in the most recent year we have data available. Those marketing students who get their degree from Lehigh University earn $13,031 more than the average marketing graduate.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
246 Marketing Degrees Awarded

UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Madison. A Best Colleges rank of #33 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were about 246 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year. Those marketing students who get their degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison receive $40,459 more than the standard marketing graduate.

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Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
96 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #40 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 96 marketing students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the marketing program at George Washington University make $11,157 above the standard college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
180 Marketing Degrees Awarded

UIUC is a very large public university located in the city of Champaign. This university ranks 3rd out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There were roughly 180 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the marketing program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign get $12,624 above the average college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
211 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #36 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UMCP is a great university overall.

There were approximately 211 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 get an earnings boost of around $10,700 above the typical income of marketing graduates.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
212 Marketing Degrees Awarded

UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Minneapolis. This university ranks 1st out of 55 colleges for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were about 212 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the marketing degree program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities make $12,793 more than the standard college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#12

Boston College

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

Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 6th out of 63 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 135 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Boston College in the most recent data year. Those marketing students who get their degree from Boston College earn $15,602 more than the typical marketing grad.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
177 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New Orleans, Tulane is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 29 schools for overall quality in the state of Louisiana.

There were about 177 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Tulane in the most recent data year. Marketing degree recipients from Tulane University of Louisiana get an earnings boost of about $6,309 above the typical earnings of marketing graduates.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
427 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 96 schools for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were roughly 427 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the marketing degree program at Ohio State University - Main Campus get $6,894 more than the standard college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
224 Marketing Degrees Awarded

UW Seattle is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Seattle. A Best Colleges rank of #38 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UW Seattle is a great university overall.

There were approximately 224 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available. Those marketing students who get their degree from University of Washington - Seattle Campus make $5,330 more than the typical marketing grad.

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#16

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
113 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Waltham, Bentley is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 7th out of 63 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 113 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 receive $10,376 more than the typical marketing grad.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
421 Marketing Degrees Awarded

UGA is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Athens. This university ranks 3rd out of 69 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 421 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent year we have data available. Those marketing students who get their degree from University of Georgia earn $16,746 more than the average marketing student.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
291 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Texas A&M College Station is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of College Station. This university ranks 3rd out of 116 schools for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were roughly 291 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent data year. Those marketing students who get their degree from Texas A&M University - College Station receive $15,263 more than the typical marketing student.

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#19

Villanova University

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

Villanova is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Villanova. This university ranks 4th out of 117 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were approximately 81 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Villanova in the most recent data year. Those marketing students who get their degree from Villanova University earn $13,050 more than the average marketing graduate.

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#20

Johns Hopkins University

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

Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #9 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were about 145 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year.

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#21

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
275 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Michigan State is a very large public university located in the small city of East Lansing. This university ranks 2nd out of 57 schools for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were about 275 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the marketing major at Michigan State University earn $19,046 more than the average graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#22

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
72 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Notre Dame. A Best Colleges rank of #16 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were about 72 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available. Those marketing students who get their degree from University of Notre Dame make $11,511 more than the typical marketing student.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
220 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 5 schools for overall quality in the state of Delaware.

There were about 220 marketing students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the marketing program at University of Delaware earn $5,868 more than the standard college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#24

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
231 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. This school ranks 2nd out of 65 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were about 231 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year. Those marketing students who get their degree from Virginia Tech make $6,657 more than the typical marketing grad.

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#25

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
262 Marketing Degrees Awarded

Clemson is a very large public university located in the large suburb of Clemson. This university ranks 1st out of 44 colleges for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were approximately 262 marketing students who graduated with this degree at Clemson in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the marketing major at Clemson University make $5,897 more than the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Marketing Schools

#25

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
#27

Boston University

Boston, MA
#28

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
#30

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

#34

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#35

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
#36

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#37

Elon University

Elon, NC
#38

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
#39

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#40

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

#41

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

#44

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
#45

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#47

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
#48

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#49

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

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Additional Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Marketing Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 791 different United States marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Creighton University Omaha, NE
51 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
52 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
53 DePaul University Chicago, IL
54 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
55 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
56 Baylor University Waco, TX
57 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
58 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
59 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
60 Bryant University Smithfield, RI
61 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
62 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
63 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
64 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
65 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
66 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
67 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
68 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
69 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
70 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
71 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
72 Seattle University Seattle, WA
73 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
74 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
75 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
76 Providence College Providence, RI
77 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
78 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
79 Butler University Indianapolis, IN
80 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
81 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
82 Illinois State University Normal, IL
83 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
84 University of Denver Denver, CO
85 Fordham University Bronx, NY
86 Drake University Des Moines, IA
87 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
88 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
89 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
90 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
91 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
92 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
93 Emerson College Boston, MA
94 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
95 Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN
96 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
97 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
98 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
99 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
100 Yeshiva University New York, NY
101 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
102 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
103 Washington State University Pullman, WA
104 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
105 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
106 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
107 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
108 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
109 University of Houston Houston, TX
110 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
111 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
112 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
113 Northwood University Midland, MI
114 Florida International University Miami, FL
115 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
116 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
117 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
118 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
119 Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
120 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
121 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
122 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
123 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
124 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
125 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
126 Rasmussen University - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
127 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
128 The University of Arizona Global Campus San Diego, CA
129 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
130 University of Portland Portland, OR
131 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
132 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
133 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
134 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
135 Bradley University Peoria, IL
136 Taylor University Upland, IN
137 University of Mississippi University, MS
138 Suffolk University Boston, MA
139 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
140 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
141 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
142 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
143 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
144 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA
145 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
146 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
147 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
148 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
149 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
150 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
151 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
152 Elmhurst University Elmhurst, IL
153 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
154 Belmont University Nashville, TN
155 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
156 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
157 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
158 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL

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Major Annual Graduates
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 50,275
Other Marketing 1,353
International Marketing 582
Digital Marketing 477
Marketing Research 229

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 416,590
Accounting 99,265
Finance & Financial Management 57,778
General Business/Commerce 56,042
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 43,382
Human Resource Management 28,787
Business Support & Assistant Services 19,119
Hospitality Management 17,689
Management Information Systems 13,680
Entrepreneurial Studies 11,319

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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).
  • Removed schools reflect instances of new data identified post-publication that warrant removal of a school from this year’s ranking.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Nick Youngson.

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