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Marketing Schools

As a professor or instructor of marketing classes at one of the 1,038 accredited marketing schools in the country, you play a significant role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in marketing, which encompasses marketing training at the following levels:

  • Marketing Certificate
  • Associates degree in Marketing
  • Bachelors degree in Marketing
  • Masters degree in Marketing
  • PhD degree in Marketing


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Marketing professionals

929,160 958,540 992,240 994,400 1,007,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 1,007,850 marketing professionals were working in the US. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of marketing professionals has grown by 8%.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. This trend is expected to contine until the year 2018.

National Salary percentiles for Marketing professionals

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

The median yearly salary earned by marketing professionals, in 2010, was $84,980. This is 58% more than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Marketing

$75,942 $79,204 $82,012 $83,746 $84,980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Marketing professionals' salaries have grown by 12% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National Marketing Student enrollment growth by degree

1,979 1,989 2,094 2,147 2,125
33,232 33,853 33,758 33,988 34,373
38 49 51 36 46
2,663 2,509 2,144 2,125 1,986
663 716 789 819 795
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Marketing
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Marketing
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Marketing
  • Grey: Certificate in Marketing

The career outlook for marketing professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In 2006, 38,575 students graduated from marketing degree programs in the US. In 2010, 39,325 students graduated from marketing schools.

This represents a 2% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from marketing courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Marketing Programs offered Nationwide


As student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering marketing programs has also increased. In 2006 there were 21 marketing schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 1038 schools.

Marketing Faculty Salaries

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