Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for marketing degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,869 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

18% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,501 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

17% above average compared to other degrees

$ 34,812 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

8% above average compared to other degrees

What do marketing graduates earn?

Marketing students make an average of $78,351 per year after graduation. This is 17% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

17% of marketing graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 78,351 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 76% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

15% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular marketing schools in the US

There are 1586 schools in the US that offer a marketing degree. The marketing schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Southern California, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus and The University of Texas at Austin. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in marketing per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Southern California$54,259
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
Fordham University$50,986
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$15,411
University of Pennsylvania$53,534

Top US schools for a marketing degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering marketing degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Northwestern University9%$52,678
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Vanderbilt University11%$47,664
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
College of the Ozarks13%$19,130
Georgetown University16%$52,300
University of Southern California16%$54,259
Washington University in St Louis16%$51,533
University of Notre Dame19%$51,505
Tulane University of Louisiana21%$52,960

Cheapest US schools for a marketing degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a marketing degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Broward College$1,415
McDowell Technical Community College$1,900
Pitt Community College$1,930
Durham Technical Community College$1,958
Alamance Community College$2,036
University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla$2,082
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez$2,083
Glendale Community College - Arizona$2,094
GateWay Community College - Phoenix$2,094
Mesa Community College$2,094


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