Advertising Schools In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are 7 accredited schools where advertising classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the advertising academic community in Massachusetts, and the future trends in advertising training at the following levels:

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


  1. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. The New England Institute of Art

    10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445-7295

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Regis College

    235 Wellesley St, Weston, Massachusetts 02493-1571

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Advertising Employment

Massachusetts 7,390
National 271,840

Approximately 3% of the country's advertising professionals work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In Massachusetts

7,210 7,100 7,110 7,330 7,390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, advertising is a growing field. In Massachusetts, 180 more advertising professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Massachusetts, this field has grown by 2% in four years. This is slower than the trend for advertising professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 5% between 2006 and 2010.

Advertising VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$79,328 $86,145 $87,468 $88,350 $88,978
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Massachusetts, as the number of advertising professionals is growing, the salaries earned by advertising professionals are increasing. In 2006 advertising professionals made a mean salary of $79,328 per year, and in 2010 they made $88,978 per year.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Massachusetts

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Thus, advertising professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 171% pay differential between the highest paid advertising professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of advertising in Massachusetts.

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

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

Advertising professionals in Massachusetts earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of advertising professionals is increasing in Massachusetts state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited advertising schools in Massachusetts state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 212 advertising graduates from advertising courses in Massachusetts and in 2010 there were 247 graduates.

This represents a 17% increase in the number of advertising degree or certificate school graduates in Massachusetts state. Most of these graduates, or 55%, earned an bachelor's degree in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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