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2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

There are about 18,683 students enrolled in Sales and Merchandising in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

5,534

Vs. National Avg.

-65%

popularity Rank

#138

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$14K

Vs. National Avg.

-42%

cost Rank

#378

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$35K

Vs. National Avg.

-12%

salary Rank

#365

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

professors Rank

#278

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-4%

students Rank

#330

SUMMARY

Studying Sales and Merchandising is a valuable choice and typically a requisite first step for pupils seeking to pursue a career as a sales engineer, a sales development representative, or a business to business sales consultant. In fact, sales and merchandising is a very rare major ranking as the 127th most popular area of study. In the last year, there were 2,473 sales and merchandising degrees conferred. In-state tuition for sales and merchandising at private universities is, on average, 3.3 times more pricey than their public rivals.

With only 62 universities having programs for sales and merchandising you could have a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other sales and merchandising undergrads, look at institutions in Texas which have more undergraduates admitted to sales and merchandising than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to major in sales and merchandising is in the Mid East region with CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, Manhattan College, and West Chester University of Pennsylvania best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the top conference to major in sales and merchandising is the Southeastern Conference with University of South Carolina-Columbia representing the conference. That being said, our choice for the best school for sales and merchandising is Bentley University. You might also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The best school is not necessarily the best school for you. There are lots of facets to weigh when deciding on school. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could refashion one's thoughts of which college to attend. At Authority, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which sales and merchandising university has the best campus, the answer is Purdue University-Main Campus. If you are primarily interested in which college boasts the top campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and from that list, our selection of the university with the best student life for sales and merchandising is University of Wisconsin-Madison. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about Authority's top selections. Some of our picks will probably shock you.

If expense is a significant deciding factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might consider avoiding Bentley University. Bentley University&nbspis our most expensive school for sales and merchandising, at least for out of state students. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the price tag of Bentley University&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you may care to know that sales and merchandising is the 314th most expensive major in America, with an average bill of $22,400. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for sales and merchandising on our list is Massachusetts with expenses at the main school, Bentley University, of $50,060. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the U.S. for sales and merchandising is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of Hartford with a cost of $39,220, Quinnipiac University with a cost of $46,790, and Bentley University with a cost of $50,060.

Our cheapest region for sales and merchandising is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Weber State University with a cost of $14,973 and Western Governors University with a cost of $6,380. In better news, the most affordable school for sales and merchandising is CUNY Bernard M Baruch College. Authority's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying about $10,000 for a degree in sales and merchandising. The price swells substantially to an average of $23,700 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our selection for the school representing the best value for sales and merchandising: Bentley University. On this page you will see our comprehensive list for the colleges we believe to be the best value&nbspoverall. Bear in mind, this discussion is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for sales and merchandising majors differ widely, but two years after graduation graduates will typically make around $82,100. While there is much variation in earnings potential; top positions can experience pay up to $147,600. Even straight out of school, the lowest earning positions within the sales and merchandising field make $45,900, which could be worse. The highest earning grads from sales and merchandising studied at Bentley University&nbspand if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of sales and merchandising ranks below average, falling in the 29th percentile of majors nationally. The university with the most composite diversity for sales and merchandising is Barry University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Sales and Merchandising major sits only in the 73rd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 25th percentile. White collegians compose the largest share at 72% of students majoring in sales and merchandising. Additionally, 58% of scholars pursuing a sales and merchandising major are men.

The median rating of sales and merchandising professors is 4.2 stars, a ranking which is 5% higher than the median score across every major; this is a good ranking. If you want to find the most popular sales and merchandising professor nationally, consider looking up Alex Lawrence at Weber State University. It might surprise you, but the best ranked instructors for sales and merchandising by student are found at Oakland University. If we including data other than basic rankings we find that the college with the best instructors for sales and merchandising is Bentley University. You will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the best examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for sales and merchandising is CUNY Bernard M Baruch College. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. But, we hope you believe that considering the education process through a lens only shaped by superlatives can cause issues. We hope you read our other pages on different topics and read some of our background articles on important details to look out for as your school search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Harding University

Searcy, AR | www.harding.edu/

55%

Acceptance

5,204

Students

#297

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

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 Sales and Merchandising

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX | https://www.tamu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

73,308

Students

#123

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

D

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Minnesota State College Southeast

Winona, MN | www.southeastmn.edu/

0%

Acceptance

2,707

Students

#1967

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

F

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Las Positas College

Livermore, CA | www.laspositascollege.edu/

0%

Acceptance

12,137

Students

#2901

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

D

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI | www.morainepark.edu/

0%

Acceptance

6,875

Students

#1948

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

F

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, CA | www.sbcc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

20,624

Students

#2906

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

University of Houston

Houston, TX | www.uh.edu/

63%

Acceptance

51,217

Students

#330

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Ohio University-Main Campus

Athens, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/

87%

Acceptance

31,679

Students

#1217

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Baylor University

Waco, TX | www.baylor.edu/

68%

Acceptance

19,632

Students

#225

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

F

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA | www.ccsf.edu/

0%

Acceptance

35,153

Students

#2832

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

F

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Lake Tahoe Community College

South Lake Tahoe, CA | www.ltcc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

6,667

Students

#3293

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

New York, NY | www.baruch.cuny.edu/

41%

Acceptance

22,599

Students

#211

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Western Technical College

El Paso, TX | www.westerntech.edu/

0%

Acceptance

1,935

Students

#2089

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Fordham University

Bronx, NY | www.fordham.edu/

53%

Acceptance

19,139

Students

#116

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY | www.rit.edu/

74%

Acceptance

18,231

Students

#188

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

F

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, CA | www.hancockcollege.edu/

0%

Acceptance

16,689

Students

#3352

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

F

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, CA | pasadena.edu/

0%

Acceptance

37,129

Students

#3074

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

C−

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI | www.gotoltc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

4,624

Students

#1527

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX | https://www.smu.edu/

53%

Acceptance

12,963

Students

#100

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

F

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Fergus Falls, MN | www.minnesota.edu/

0%

Acceptance

7,517

Students

#2390

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

F

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Mt San Antonio College

Walnut, CA | www.mtsac.edu/

0%

Acceptance

40,068

Students

#2791

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

F

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Cuesta College

San Luis Obispo, CA | https://www.cuesta.edu/

0%

Acceptance

15,810

Students

#2828

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

F

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Sales and Merchandising

Canada College

Redwood City, CA | canadacollege.edu/

0%

Acceptance

9,575

Students

#2534

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

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