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2021 Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 51,241 people earned a degree or certificate in marketing, making the major the #22 most popular in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 651 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the marketing bachelor's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Marketing

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Our 2021 rankings named University of Pennsylvania the best school in the United States for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at UPenn take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $19,161. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $230.

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#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Notre Dame. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Notre Dame.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, marketing majors at Notre Dame accumulate an average of around $20,430 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $218.

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#3

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Boston College is a great place for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the small city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at Boston College take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $14,723. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $161.

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#4

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Georgetown University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, marketing graduates from Georgetown carry an average student debtload of $15,773. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $172, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Wisconsin - Madison is a great place for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Wisconsin is a very large public school located in the city of Madison.

On average, marketing graduates from Wisconsin take out $19,388 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $221.

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#6

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

With a ranking of #6, Bentley University did quite well on this year’s best schools for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Bentley is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Waltham.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at Bentley take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $22,279. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UIUC is a very large public school located in the city of Champaign.

On average, marketing graduates from UIUC take out $18,807 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $202, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Lehigh is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Bethlehem.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, marketing graduates from Lehigh carry an average student debtload of $21,957. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $252, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #9, Washington University in St Louis did quite well on this year’s best schools for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, marketing graduates from WUSTL carry an average student debtload of $13,751. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $161.

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#10

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Villanova is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Villanova.

Marketing majors at Villanova take out an average of $21,699 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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#11

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the distant town of Lewisburg, Bucknell is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, marketing majors at Bucknell accumulate an average of around $22,896 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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The University of Texas at Austin did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, marketing graduates from UT Austin carry an average student debtload of $19,089. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $208.

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#13

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at Marquette take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $21,989. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $249, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

University of Delaware landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree marketing programs. U of Delaware is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Newark.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, marketing majors at U of Delaware accumulate an average of around $21,664 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $253, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

Cleary University

Howell, MI

Cleary University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Cleary College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Howell.

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With a ranking of #16, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities did quite well on this year’s best schools for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at UMN Twin Cities take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $18,947. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $207.

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#17

Elon University

Elon, NC

Elon University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the midsize suburb of Elon, Elon is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that marketing majors at Elon take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,396. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $218.

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Southern Methodist University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. SMU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas.

On average, marketing graduates from SMU take out $14,653 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $130, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#19

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

With a ranking of #19, Santa Clara University did quite well on this year’s best schools for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the midsize city of Santa Clara, SCU is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, marketing graduates from SCU carry an average student debtload of $18,793. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $218.

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#20

University of Mary

Bismarck, ND

University of Mary landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree marketing programs. Located in the rural area of Bismarck, UMary is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#21

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech ranked #21 on this year’s Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, marketing majors at Virginia Tech accumulate an average of around $20,938 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $223.

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With a ranking of #22, University of Massachusetts Amherst did quite well on this year’s best schools for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Amherst.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, marketing graduates from UMass Amherst carry an average student debtload of $20,966. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $241, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#23

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

Stonehill College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #23 on the list. Stonehill is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Easton.

On average, marketing graduates from Stonehill take out $25,324 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#24

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, marketing majors at Michigan State accumulate an average of around $23,110 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $253, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#25

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

With a ranking of #25, Fairfield University did quite well on this year’s best schools for marketing students working on their bachelor’s degree. Fairfield U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Fairfield.

Marketing majors at Fairfield U take out an average of $22,424 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools

#26

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
#27

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#28

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#30

Providence College

Providence, RI
#31

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#32

Drake University

Des Moines, IA
#34

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
#35

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#41

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#42

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#44

Judson University

Elgin, IL
#45

Creighton University

Omaha, NE
#46

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 651 different United States marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 George Washington University Washington, DC
52 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
53 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
54 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
55 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
56 Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses Fort Wayne, IN
57 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
58 Siena College Loudonville, NY
59 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
60 Iowa State University Ames, IA
61 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
62 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
63 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
64 Endicott College Beverly, MA
65 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
66 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
67 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
68 Baylor University Waco, TX
69 Clemson University Clemson, SC
70 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
71 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
72 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
73 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
74 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
75 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
76 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
77 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
78 Concordia University - Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
79 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
80 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
81 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
82 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
83 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
84 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
85 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
86 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
87 Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon, OH
88 Roger Williams University Bristol, RI
89 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
90 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
91 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
92 Northwood University Midland, MI
93 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
94 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
95 Illinois State University Normal, IL
96 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
97 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
98 Yeshiva University New York, NY
99 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
100 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
101 Marian University Fond Du Lac, WI
102 Ohio University - Main Campus Athens, OH
103 DeSales University Center Valley, PA
104 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
105 Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA
106 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
107 Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global Marion, IN
108 Fordham University Bronx, NY
109 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
110 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA
111 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
112 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
113 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA
114 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
115 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
116 Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA
117 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
118 Bradley University Peoria, IL
119 Minot State University Minot, ND
120 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
121 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
122 Elmhurst University Elmhurst, IL
123 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
124 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
125 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
126 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
127 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
128 Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, IA
129 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
130 Western New England University Springfield, MA

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 area of study, marketing has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Human Resource Management 26,823

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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.

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