Advertising Schools In Maryland

In Maryland, there are 2 accredited schools where advertising classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of advertising and advertising training in Maryland, which includes advertising training at the following levels:

  • Advertising Certificate
  • Masters degree in Advertising


  1. Cecil College

    One Seahawk Drive, North East, Maryland 21901-1999

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Towson University

    8000 York Rd, Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Maryland Vs. National Advertising Employment

Maryland 4,190
National 271,840

Approximately 2% of the country's advertising professionals work in Maryland state.

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In Maryland

4,360 4,190 4,110 4,150 4,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Advertising is a shrinking field in Maryland. There were 170 less advertising professionals working in Maryland in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 4%. This decline is slower 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 Maryland

$69,523 $76,130 $74,740 $78,998 $79,580
$47,750 $50,212 $51,747 $52,671 $54,055
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Maryland, as the number of advertising professionals is declining, the salaries earned by advertising professionals are increasing. The mean salary for advertising professionals in 2006 was $69,523 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $79,580 per year.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Maryland

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 13%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Maryland, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of advertising. The pay differential between the highest paid advertising professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 214%

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Maryland

Business Administration
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Public Relations
Small Business
Visual Communications

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited advertising schools in Maryland is decreasing. In 2006 there were 29 advertising graduates from advertising courses in Maryland and in 2010 there were 9 graduates.

Thus there was a 69% percent decrease in the number of advertising school degree or certificate graduates in Maryland. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a master's degree in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Maryland

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