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Advertising Schools In Tennessee

Advertising classes faculty can choose to work at one of 9 accredited advertising schools in Tennessee. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of advertising and advertising training in Tennessee, which includes advertising training at the advertising bachelors degree level.


  1. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  2. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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  3. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  4. Freed-Hardeman University

    158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Lambuth University

    705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

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  6. Lee University

    1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

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  7. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Union University

    1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Advertising Employment

Tennessee 3,920
National 271,840

Of all of the advertising professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In Tennessee

5,460 5,180 4,640 4,170 3,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of advertising is shrinking. There were 1,540 less advertising professionals working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Tennessee, this field has shrunk by 28% in four years. 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 Tennessee

$52,538 $55,505 $56,622 $54,915 $54,282
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Tennessee, 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 $52,538 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $54,282 per year.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Tennessee

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, there was a 3% growth in advertising professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Tennessee, 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 263%

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Tennessee

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

In Tennessee, advertising professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited advertising schools in Tennessee is increasing. In Tennessee, there were 157 graduates in 2006. And there were 201 graduates from advertising courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 28% percent increase in the number of advertising school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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