Advertising Schools In California

There are 24 accredited advertising schools in California for faculty who teach advertising classes to choose from. The trends in California's advertising academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in advertising includes advertising training at the following levels:

  • Advertising Certificate
  • Associates degree in Advertising
  • Bachelors degree in Advertising
  • Masters degree in Advertising


Schools

  1. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  2. Art Center College of Design

    1700 Lida St, Pasadena, California 91103

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  3. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  4. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

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  5. Cosumnes River College

    8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799

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  6. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  7. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  8. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  9. The Art Institute of California-San Diego

    7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108-4423

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  10. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  11. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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  12. The Art Institute of California-San Francisco

    1170 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102-4908

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  13. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  14. Oxnard College

    4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033-6699

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  15. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  16. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  17. Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California 90263

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  18. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  19. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  20. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  21. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

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  22. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  23. Miami Ad School-San Francisco

    415 Jackson Street, San Francisco, California 94111

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  24. The Art Institute of California-Orange County

    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Advertising Employment

California 29,740
National 271,840

Of all of the advertising professionals that work in the US, approximately 11% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In California

36,000 34,400 33,030 31,960 29,740
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Advertising is a shrinking field in California. There were 6,260 less advertising professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of advertising has shrunk by 17% in California. This decline is faster than the change in the number of advertising professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 5% from 2006 to 2010.

Advertising VS. All Professions salaries in California

$85,998 $86,668 $91,482 $89,522 $91,762
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by advertising professionals is increasing in California. The mean salary for advertising professionals in 2006 was $85,998 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $91,762 per year.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in California

10th percentile
$42,550
25th percentile
$55,622
50th percentile
$75,628
75th percentile
$108,962
90th percentile
$142,296

Thus, there was a 6% growth in advertising professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In California state, within the field of advertising, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid advertising professionals earn 234% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in California

Advertising
$91,762
Business Administration
$106,637
Communications
$56,800
Fashion Marketing
$84,310
Fashion Merchandising
$63,648
Marketing
$100,852
Public Relations
$116,020
Small Business
$128,440
Visual Communications
$64,352

In California, advertising professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Advertising programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
11
bachelor
11
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
16
Total39

As the number of advertising professionals is decreasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 24 accredited advertising schools in California state is increasing. In California, there were 392 graduates in 2006. And there were 505 graduates from advertising courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 29% percent increase in the number of advertising school degree or certificate graduates in California. 41% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in California

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