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2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

There are about 3,749 students enrolled in Retailing and Retail Operations in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

934

Vs. National Avg.

-94%

popularity Rank

#294

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$12K

Vs. National Avg.

-51%

cost Rank

#395

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$33K

Vs. National Avg.

-18%

salary Rank

#392

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-8%

professors Rank

#350

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-7%

students Rank

#378

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Retailing and Retail Operations is not only a valuable choice, but naturally a requisite first step for undergrads intending to begin a career as a retail executive, a merchandising psychologist, or a consumer behavior economist. Interestingly, retailing and retail operations is a very rare degree ranking as the 304th most popular major. Last academic year alone, there were 370 retailing and retail operations diplomas received. In-state tuition at public universities is more expensive than their private counterparts by 0.01%.

With just 11 institutions having programs for retailing and retail operations you may have a more finite list of the institutions you can choose from. If you are looking to surround yourself with other retailing and retail operations majors, consider institutions in South Carolina which have more undergrads admitted to retailing and retail operations than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to study retailing and retail operations is in the Southeast region with University of South Carolina-Columbia and American Public University System best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to major in retailing and retail operations is the Big Ten Conference with University of Minnesota-Twin Cities representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best college for retailing and retail operations is University of Wisconsin-Madison, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school might not actually be the best school for you. There can be a bunch more angels to weigh when deciding on college. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely modify your choice of where to go to university. Here at authority.org, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which retailing and retail operations university is home to the top campus, the answer is Central Washington University. If, for example, you are primarily interested in which university has the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life&nbsphere and from that list, our pick for the college with the best student life for retailing and retail operations is University of Wisconsin-Madison. Curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Some of our picks will probably shock you.

If cost is a significant factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about University of Wisconsin-Madison. University of Wisconsin-Madison&nbspis our most expensive school for retailing and retail operations, at least regarding out of state attendance. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that could put the price tag of University of Wisconsin-Madison&nbspinto perspective. You may also want to know that retailing and retail operations is the 256th most expensive major in the US, with an average bill of $26,800. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for retailing and retail operations in the nation is Wisconsin with costs at the primary school, University of Wisconsin-Madison, of $36,333. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the U.S. for retailing and retail operations is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for retailing and retail operations is the Plains region which is represented by University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a cost of $31,616 and Bellevue University with a cost of $7,176. On the bright side, the most affordable university for retailing and retail operations is American Public University System. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay about $11,700 for a degree in retailing and retail operations. The cost decreases a small amount to an average of $32,200 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. On that note, our choice for the school constituting the best value for retailing and retail operations: University of Wisconsin-Madison. On this page you will see our comprehensive list on the universities we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Bear in mind, this section is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for retailing and retail operations students differ a lot, but two-years after completing the major graduates will often earn around $82,100. While there is much variation in earnings potential; top positions can bring in up to $147,500. Straight out of college, the lowest end positions within the retailing and retail operations field earn $46,100, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads from retailing and retail operations have come from University of Wisconsin-Madison&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of retailing and retail operations ranks in the bottom, falling within only the 15th percentile of all majors. The college with the highest composite diversity for retailing and retail operations is Bellevue University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Retailing and Retail Operations only is within the 5th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, in the 12th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share at 78% of students majoring in retailing and retail operations. Additionally, 75% of students pursuing a retailing and retail operations major are women.

The median score for retailing and retail operations professors is 4.2 stars, which is 5% above the median across every major; which is a good ranking. If you are interested in the most popular retailing and retail operations professor in the country, consider looking up Bernadette Dickerson from Oakland University. This may be a shock, but the top ranked retailing and retail operations instructors from student rankings come from Oakland University. If we incorporate data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing comprehensively the best instructors for retailing and retail operations is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. One will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for retailing and retail operations is University of Wisconsin-Madison. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a detailed list of the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we hope you believe that approaching higher education through a lens only formed from superlatives might create issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different universities and peruse a couple of our helpful background pages on important things to consider as you progress with your college search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC | www.sc.edu/

68%

Acceptance

38,526

Students

#258

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR | https://oregonstate.edu/

82%

Acceptance

37,586

Students

#432

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

F

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Concorde Career College-San Antonio

San Antonio, TX | https://www.concorde.edu/campus/san-antonio-texas

98%

Acceptance

1,087

Students

#2316

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A−

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE | www.unl.edu/

78%

Acceptance

32,498

Students

#399

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR | https://www.uark.edu/

78%

Acceptance

30,137

Students

#498

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ | https://www.arizona.edu/

85%

Acceptance

49,966

Students

#391

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA | https://drexel.edu/

77%

Acceptance

27,720

Students

#161

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

F

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA | www.ccsf.edu/

0%

Acceptance

35,153

Students

#2832

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

F

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Las Positas College

Livermore, CA | www.laspositascollege.edu/

0%

Acceptance

12,137

Students

#2901

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

F

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, CA | pasadena.edu/

0%

Acceptance

37,129

Students

#3074

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

F

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

College of San Mateo

San Mateo, CA | www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/

0%

Acceptance

12,649

Students

#2370

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY | https://www.syracuse.edu/

69%

Acceptance

38,868

Students

#140

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, NY | www.fitnyc.edu/

59%

Acceptance

9,869

Students

#219

Ranking

$16K

Tuition

F

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA | www.santarosa.edu/

0%

Acceptance

27,223

Students

#2508

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green, OH | www.bgsu.edu/

75%

Acceptance

20,945

Students

#1245

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

C

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Alexandria Technical & Community College

Alexandria, MN | www.alextech.edu/

0%

Acceptance

3,678

Students

#1396

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

F

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

CUNY Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, NY | www.kbcc.cuny.edu/

0%

Acceptance

19,563

Students

#2385

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

F

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Mt San Antonio College

Walnut, CA | www.mtsac.edu/

0%

Acceptance

40,068

Students

#2791

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

F

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA | www.cerritos.edu/

0%

Acceptance

29,631

Students

#3271

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

F

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

Blue Ridge Community College

Weyers Cave, VA | https://www.brcc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

5,357

Students

#2767

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

B

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

University of North Texas

Denton, TX | www.unt.edu/

84%

Acceptance

45,298

Students

#844

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

F

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Retailing and Retail Operations

West Valley College

Saratoga, CA | www.westvalley.edu/

0%

Acceptance

11,918

Students

#2704

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

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