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2021 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate's Degree Schools

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Business, Management & Marketing is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 2nd of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 843,779 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 742 schools in the United States to see which online associate's degree programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for business, management and marketing majors pursuing an online associate's degree.

Our analysis found University of Phoenix - Arizona to be the most popular school for business, management and marketing students who want to pursue an online associate’s degree in the United States. Located in the city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

About 68% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 32% are male.

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#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Ivy Tech Community College is a great place for business, management and marketing students working on their online associate’s degree. Ivy Tech Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

About 67% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 33% are male.

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Out of the 742 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs landed the # 3 spot on the list. Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Colorado Springs.

Of the 1,087 students majoring in business, management and marketing at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, 25% are male and 75% are female.

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Out of the 742 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Southern New Hampshire University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

About 69% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 31% are male.

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Out of the 742 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Houston Community College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Houston Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Houston.

Of the 817 students majoring in business, management and marketing at Houston Community College, 35% are male and 65% are female.

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Fashion Institute of Technology landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree business, management and marketing programs. Located in the city of New York, FIT SUNY is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Of the 664 students majoring in business, management and marketing at FIT SUNY, 12% are male and 88% are female.

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San Jacinto Community College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree business, management and marketing programs. Located in the large suburb of Pasadena, San Jacinto College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 711 students majoring in business, management and marketing at San Jacinto College, 38% are male and 62% are female.

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#8

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Kaplan University-Indianapolis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for business, management and marketing students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 70% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 30% are male.

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College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

College of Southern Nevada landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree business, management and marketing programs. Located in the city of Las Vegas, CSN is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 61% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 39% are male.

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#10

Montgomery College

Rockville, MD

With a ranking of #10, Montgomery College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for business, management and marketing students working on their online associate’s degree. Montgomery College is a very large public school located in the city of Rockville.

Of the 456 students majoring in business, management and marketing at Montgomery College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

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#11

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

Columbia Southern University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Columbia Southern University is a very large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Orange Beach.

About 55% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 45% are male.

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American InterContinental University - Online ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools list. AIU Online is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the rural area of Schaumburg.

Women make up 74% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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Tulsa Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for business, management and marketing students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the city of Tulsa, Tulsa Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 59% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools list. IWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Marion.

Of the 379 students majoring in business, management and marketing at IWU, 34% are male and 66% are female.

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#15

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, CA

Coastline Community College ranked #15 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Coastline Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Fountain Valley.

Of the 910 students majoring in business, management and marketing at Coastline Community College, 73% are male and 27% are female.

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Tidewater Community College landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree business, management and marketing programs. Tidewater Community College is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk.

Women make up 60% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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Harrisburg Area Community College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. HACC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Harrisburg.

About 63% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 37% are male.

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American Public University System came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 340 students majoring in business, management and marketing at American Military University, 59% are male and 41% are female.

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#19

Independence University

Salt Lake City, UT

Independence University landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree business, management and marketing programs. Located in the suburb of Salt Lake City, Branch of Stevens-Henager College is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

About 81% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 19% are male.

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Suffolk County Community College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Selden, Suffolk County Community College is a public college with a very large student population.

About 41% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 59% are male.

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FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, FIDM Los Angeles is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

Women make up 90% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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#22

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, GA

With a ranking of #22, Georgia Military College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for business, management and marketing students working on their online associate’s degree. Located in the distant town of Milledgeville, Georgia Military College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Women make up 55% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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South Texas College

McAllen, TX

South Texas College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the midsize city of McAllen, South Texas College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 63% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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Wake Technical Community College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Wake Technical Community College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Raleigh.

Of the 310 students majoring in business, management and marketing at Wake Technical Community College, 30% are male and 70% are female.

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Eastern Gateway Community College ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Steubenville, Eastern Gateway Community College is a public school with a very large student population.

About 69% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 31% are male.

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#27

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY
#28

American River College

Sacramento, CA
#31

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
#33

County College of Morris

Randolph, NJ
#34

Excelsior College

Albany, NY
#35

Monroe College

Bronx, NY
#36

Rio Hondo College

Whittier, CA
#44

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, LA
#45

Amarillo College

Amarillo, TX
#45

Baker College

Flint, MI
#47

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, MI
#49

Henry Ford College

Dearborn, MI

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Associate's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 742 different United States business, management and marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
52 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
52 Cosumnes River College Sacramento, CA
54 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
55 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City, OK
56 Central Texas College Killeen, TX
56 Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
58 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
59 Columbia College Columbia, MO
60 Delaware County Community College Media, PA
60 Rasmussen College - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
60 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
63 Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA
64 Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
65 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA
66 Strayer University - Georgia Atlanta, GA
67 Northwest Vista College San Antonio, TX
68 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
69 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
70 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
71 Strayer University - Virginia Arlington, VA
72 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS
72 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
74 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
74 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
76 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
76 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
76 Union County College Cranford, NJ
76 Strayer University - Maryland Suitland, MD
80 Grantham University Lenexa, KS
80 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
82 Bryant & Stratton College - Online Orchard Park, NY
83 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
84 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
84 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
86 Post University Waterbury, CT
86 Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA
86 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
89 Ocean County College Toms River, NJ
90 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI
91 Holmes Community College Goodman, MS
92 Park University Parkville, MO
93 Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa, OK
94 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
95 Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, GA
96 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA
97 Trident Technical College Charleston, SC
97 Massasoit Community College Brockton, MA
99 Chabot College Hayward, CA
100 Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton, VA
101 Hudson County Community College Jersey City, NJ
101 Camden County College Blackwood, NJ
103 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
103 Berkeley College - New York New York, NY
103 Essex County College Newark, NJ
103 Blinn College Brenham, TX
107 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Daytona Beach, FL
107 Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC
109 Bristol Community College Fall River, MA
109 Solano Community College Fairfield, CA
111 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
112 College of Southern Maryland La Plata, MD
113 Berkeley College - Woodland Park Woodland Park, NJ
113 John Tyler Community College Chester, VA
113 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
113 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
117 Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV
118 Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY
118 Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA
120 Skyline College San Bruno, CA
120 Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC
122 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
122 East Mississippi Community College Scooba, MS
124 Allan Hancock College Santa Maria, CA
124 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
126 National American University - Rapid City Rapid City, SD
126 Atlantic Cape Community College Mays Landing, NJ
128 Indiana Institute of Technology - College of Professional Studies Fort-Wayne, IN
128 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
130 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia, CA
131 North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, MN
131 Northcentral Technical College Wausau, WI
133 Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS
133 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
133 Finger Lakes Community College Canandaigua, NY
136 Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem, PA
137 Portland Community College Portland, OR
137 Holyoke Community College Holyoke, MA
139 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
139 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
141 Stark State College North Canton, OH
142 Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ
142 Albany Technical College Albany, GA
144 Strayer University - North Carolina Morrisville, NC
145 American InterContinental University - Atlanta Atlanta, GA
146 Palo Alto College San Antonio, TX
147 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
147 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Business, Management & Marketing Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241
Human Resource Management 26,823
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 23,738
Business Support & Assistant Services 19,483
Hospitality Management 19,042
Management Information Systems 14,747
Entrepreneurial Studies 10,427
International Business 10,181
Business/Managerial Economics 6,345
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 5,873
Other Business, Management & Marketing 5,834
General Sales & Marketing 5,734
Real Estate 5,700
Construction Management 3,664
Insurance 2,218
Taxation 1,783
Business/Corporate Communications 968
Telecommunications Management 71

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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.

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