If you pursue a associate degree in business, management and marketing, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #3 most popular program in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.
College Factual reviewed 718 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for associate degree seekers in the field of business, management and marketing. Combined, these schools handed out 107,498 associate degrees in business, management and marketing to qualified students.
Choosing a Great Business, Management & Marketing School for Your Associate Degree
Your choice of business, management and marketing for getting your associate degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:
Quality Overall Is Important
The overall quality of a associate degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.
One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of associate graduates during the early years of their career. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their associate degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.
Other Factors We Consider
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to business, management and marketing students as compared to other majors.
Major Demand - How many other business, management and marketing students want to attend this school to pursue a associate degree.
Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
Student Debt - How easy is it for business, management and marketing to pay back their student loans after receiving their associate degree.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized business, management and marketing related body.
Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for business, management and marketing students working on their associate degree.
Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.
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Best Schools for Associate Students to Study Business, Management & Marketing in the United States
The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing an associate degree in business, management and marketing. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.
25 Top Schools for an Associate in Business, Management & Marketing
This section represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools badge.
Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 718 different United States business, management and marketing schools we analyzed.
The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).