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2022 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools

1,009 Colleges in the United States
103,556 Associate Degrees
If you pursue a associate degree in business, management and marketing, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #3 most popular program in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 1,009 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 103,556 associate degrees in business, management and marketing to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Business, Management & Marketing School for Your Associate Degree

Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools Your choice of business, management and marketing for getting your associate degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

The overall quality of a associate degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 13% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 9%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 113 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of associate graduates during the early years of their career. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their associate degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to business, management and marketing students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other business, management and marketing students want to attend this school to pursue a associate degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for business, management and marketing to pay back their student loans after receiving their associate degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized business, management and marketing related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for business, management and marketing students working on their associate degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

Best Schools for Associate Students to Study Business, Management & Marketing in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing an associate degree in business, management and marketing. 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 for an Associate in Business, Management & Marketing

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IN
264 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in an associate degree in business, management and marketing has to look into Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global. Located in the rural area of Marion, IWU is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #23 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means IWU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 264 business, management and marketing students who graduated with this degree at IWU in the most recent data year.

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#2

Montgomery College

Rockville, MD
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MD
421 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in an associate degree in business, management and marketing has to look into Montgomery College. Montgomery College is a very large public college located in the city of Rockville. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #41 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means Montgomery College is a great college overall.

There were about 421 business, management and marketing individuals who graduated with this degree at Montgomery College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Fox College

Bedford Park, IL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
45th Most Popular In IL
17 Annual Graduates

Fox College is a great option for individuals pursuing an associate degree in business, management and marketing. Fox College is a fairly small private for-profit college located in the suburb of Bedford Park.

Fox College is a fairly popular college to study business, management and marketing in the United States with about 17 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#4

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
69th Most Popular In NY
7 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in an associate degree in business, management and marketing needs to take a look at New York University. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #1 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

New York University is a fairly popular university to study business, management and marketing in the United States with about 7 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In HI
103 Annual Graduates

Kapiolani CC is a medium-sized public college located in the city of Honolulu. This college ranks 2nd out of 10 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Hawaii.

There were approximately 103 business, management and marketing students who graduated with this degree at Kapiolani CC in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in business, management and marketing from Kapiolani Community College

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY
662 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of New York, FIT SUNY is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #7 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means FIT SUNY is a great school overall.

There were about 662 business, management and marketing individuals who graduated with this degree at FIT SUNY in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in business, management and marketing from Fashion Institute of Technology

#7

Excelsior College

Albany, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In NY
161 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Albany, Excelsior College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #10 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means Excelsior College is a great college overall.

Excelsior College is a fairly popular college to study business, management and marketing in the United States with approximately 161 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
682 Annual Graduates

Coastline Community College is a moderately-sized public college located in the city of Fountain Valley. This college ranks 18th out of 114 schools for overall associate degree quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 682 business, management and marketing individuals who graduated with this degree at Coastline Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In CA
518 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Walnut, Mt. SAC is a public college with a very large student population. This college ranks 24th out of 114 schools for overall associate degree quality in the state of California.

Mt. San Antonio College is one of the most popular colleges to study business, management and marketing in the United States with approximately 518 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In NY
220 Annual Graduates

SUNY Empire is a large public college located in the small suburb of Saratoga Springs. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #34 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means SUNY Empire is a great college overall.

A preferred major for business, management and marketing students, there were about 220 learners who completed this degree at SUNY Empire in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In NJ
261 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Edison, Middlesex County College is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 3rd out of 28 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of New Jersey.

Middlesex County College is a fairly popular college to study business, management and marketing in the United States with about 261 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#12

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In UT
338 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Community College is a public college with a very large student population. This college ranks 1st out of 14 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Utah.

There were about 338 business, management and marketing individuals who graduated with this degree at Salt Lake Community College in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In CA
341 Annual Graduates

FIDM Los Angeles is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles.

A favorite choice for business, management and marketing students, there were roughly 341 individuals who graduated from this program at FIDM Los Angeles in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in business, management and marketing from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
667 Annual Graduates

San Jacinto College is a fairly large public college located in the large suburb of Pasadena. This college ranks 14th out of 75 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 667 business, management and marketing individuals who graduated with this degree at San Jacinto College in the most recent data year.

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#15

Lee College

Baytown, TX
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In TX
234 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Baytown, Lee College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. This college ranks 16th out of 75 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Texas.

Lee College is one of the most popular colleges to study business, management and marketing in the United States with approximately 234 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In PA
268 Annual Graduates

Community College of Philadelphia is a fairly large public college located in the large city of Philadelphia. This college ranks 5th out of 73 schools for overall associate degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were approximately 268 business, management and marketing students who graduated with this degree at Community College of Philadelphia in the most recent data year.

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#17

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
735 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Long Island City, LaGuardia is a public college with a large student population. This college ranks 12th out of 78 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 735 business, management and marketing students who graduated with this degree at LaGuardia in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
250 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Washington, Strayer University - Global Region is a private for-profit university with a fairly large student population.

There were approximately 250 business, management and marketing students who graduated with this degree at Strayer University - Global Region in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In TX
501 Annual Graduates

Austin Community College District is a very large public college located in the city of Austin. This college ranks 5th out of 75 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Texas.

There were roughly 501 business, management and marketing students who graduated with this degree at Austin Community College District in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In SD
62 Annual Graduates

LATI is a small public school located in the town of Watertown. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #47 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means LATI is a great school overall.

There were roughly 62 business, management and marketing students who graduated with this degree at LATI in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in business, management and marketing from Lake Area Technical Institute

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In AZ
2,141 Annual Graduates

UOPX - Arizona is a very large private for-profit university located in the large city of Tempe. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #49 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means UOPX - Arizona is a great university overall.

There were approximately 2141 business, management and marketing students who graduated with this degree at UOPX - Arizona in the most recent data year.

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#22

The New School

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
34th Most Popular In NY
61 Annual Graduates

New School University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #15 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means New School University is a great school overall.

A popular choice for business, management and marketing students, there were roughly 61 students who graduated from this program at New School University in the most recent year we have data available.

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#23

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, OK
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In OK
180 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Oklahoma City, OCCC is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 1st out of 24 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Oklahoma.

There were roughly 180 business, management and marketing students who graduated with this degree at OCCC in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
927 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Annandale, Northern Virginia Community College is a public college with a very large student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #42 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means Northern Virginia Community College is a great college overall.

There were approximately 927 business, management and marketing students who graduated with this degree at Northern Virginia Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WV
419 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #6 out of 1,539 colleges nationwide means American Military University is a great university overall.

There were about 419 business, management and marketing individuals who graduated with this degree at American Military University in the most recent data year.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools

#26

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson, KS
#28

Bob Jones University

Greenville, SC
#29

Yeshiva University

New York, NY
#30

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, SD

#32

Essex County College

Newark, NJ

#33

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#35

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA
#38

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY

#42

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI
#43

Union County College

Cranford, NJ
#44

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, CA
#47

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 1009 different United States business, management and marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Cypress College Cypress, CA
51 Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY
52 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA
53 Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights, MN
54 El Centro College Dallas, TX
55 Strayer University - Georgia Atlanta, GA
56 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
57 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
58 Community College of Denver Denver, CO
59 Park University Parkville, MO
60 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - San Francisco San Francisco, CA
61 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
62 Purdue University Global Indianapolis, IN
63 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
64 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
65 El Camino College Torrance, CA
66 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA
67 Columbia College Columbia, MO
68 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
69 Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV
70 Tulsa Community College Tulsa, OK
71 Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA
72 Strayer University - Maryland Suitland, MD
73 Normandale Community College Bloomington, MN
74 Everett Community College Everett, WA
75 Valencia College Orlando, FL
76 Quincy College Quincy, MA
77 Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA
78 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
79 Frederick Community College Frederick, MD
80 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
81 North Seattle College Seattle, WA
82 Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI
83 Butler County Community College Butler, PA
84 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN
85 Georgia Military College Milledgeville, GA
86 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
87 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
88 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
89 Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
90 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
91 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
92 Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
93 Endicott College Beverly, MA
94 LDS Business College Salt Lake City, UT
95 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
96 South Texas College McAllen, TX
97 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
98 Manchester Community College Manchester, CT
99 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
100 Three Rivers Community College Norwich, CT
101 Baker University Baldwin City, KS
102 Grossmont College El Cajon, CA
103 Strayer University - North Carolina Morrisville, NC
104 Camden County College Blackwood, NJ
105 Santa Monica College Santa Monica, CA
106 Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs, CO
107 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK
108 Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA
109 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
110 Champlain College Burlington, VT
111 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
112 Plaza College Forest Hills, NY
113 Highline College Des Moines, WA
114 Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA
115 Tunxis Community College Farmington, CT
116 San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA
117 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
118 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
119 Housatonic Community College Bridgeport, CT
120 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
121 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
121 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
123 Delaware County Community College Media, PA
124 Lanier Technical College Oakwood, GA
125 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
126 Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA
127 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA
128 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, MN
129 DeVry University - Illinois Chicago, IL
130 San Diego Miramar College San Diego, CA
131 DeVry University - California Pomona, CA
132 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
133 DeVry University - Florida Miramar, FL
134 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
135 Erie Community College Buffalo, NY
136 Riverside City College Riverside, CA
137 Post University Waterbury, CT
138 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
139 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
140 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
141 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
142 MTI College Sacramento, CA
143 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
144 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA
145 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
146 Strayer University - Texas Austin, TX
147 MiraCosta College Oceanside, CA
148 Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN
149 Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA
150 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
151 Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, CA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
152 Berkeley College - Woodland Park Woodland Park, NJ
153 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
154 Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA
155 American InterContinental University - Online Schaumburg, IL
156 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
157 Assumption University Worcester, MA
158 Ridgewater College Willmar, MN
159 Clark College Vancouver, WA
160 Berkeley College - New York New York, NY
161 American River College Sacramento, CA
162 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
163 Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA
164 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
165 Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls, MN
166 Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ
167 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
168 Strayer University - South Carolina Greenville, SC
169 Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA
170 Cleary University Howell, MI
171 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
172 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
173 Strayer University - Pennsylvania Trevose, PA
174 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
175 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
176 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
177 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
178 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
179 Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Campus Sewell, NJ
180 Bucks County Community College Newtown, PA
181 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
182 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Miami, OK
183 Northcentral Technical College Wausau, WI
184 Vermont Technical College Randolph, VT
185 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
186 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
187 Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI
188 Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa, AL
189 Herzing University - Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
190 University of Alaska Southeast Juneau, AK
191 Mount Marty University Yankton, SD
192 Strayer University - Florida Tampa, FL
193 Holmes Community College Goodman, MS
194 Massasoit Community College Brockton, MA
195 Monroe College Bronx, NY
196 DeVry University - Texas Irving, TX
197 North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, MN
198 Brazosport College Lake Jackson, TX
199 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College Batavia, OH
200 Gadsden State Community College Gadsden, AL
201 DeVry University - Colorado Westminster, CO

Business, Management & Marketing by Region

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Region
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Rocky Mountains
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Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Business, Management & Marketing Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 60,445
General Business/Commerce 17,132
Accounting 11,615
Business Support & Assistant Services 3,542
Hospitality Management 2,636
Marketing 1,641
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 1,548
Human Resource Management 1,066
Management Information Systems 860
Entrepreneurial Studies 792

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 Amit Savargaonkar. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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