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Advertising Schools in California

There are 32 California schools offering advertising programs. In 2010, 525 students graduated from programs at California advertising schools. 265 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 171 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

571 students graduate from advertising programs in this state, on average, each year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from advertising programs. Out of those, 171 students graduated with certificates in advertising, 51 with an associate's level degree, 265 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 38 with a degree at the master's level.

32 advertising schools are in this state. Out of these, while 19 schools are public, 13 schools are private. While tuition at a public advertising school is $5,370, tuition at a private advertising school varies from $18,050 to $39,080.

Average tuition for advertising programs is $24,277. The highest tuition for advertising programs, which is $39,080 each year, is at Pepperdine University, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $5,370 every year, is at San Jose State University.

Advertising schools in California offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Advertising Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

571 students graduate from advertising programs in this state, on average, each year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from advertising programs. Out of those, 171 students graduated with certificates in advertising, 51 with an associate's level degree, 265 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 38 with a degree at the master's level.

Advertising Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 213
  • Certificate 2007: 229
  • Certificate 2008: 220
  • Certificate 2009: 148
  • Certificate 2010: 171
  • Associate 2006: 63
  • Associate 2007: 47
  • Associate 2008: 91
  • Associate 2009: 54
  • Associate 2010: 51
  • Bachelor 2006: 403
  • Bachelor 2007: 257
  • Bachelor 2008: 278
  • Bachelor 2009: 302
  • Bachelor 2010: 265
  • Master 2006: 32
  • Master 2007: 27
  • Master 2008: 29
  • Master 2009: 24
  • Master 2010: 38

Advertising Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 57 advertising programs. Of these programs, 45.6% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the bachelors level, and the masters level.

Advertising Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 26
  • Associate: 19
  • Bachelor: 11
  • Master: 1

Advertising Sales Agents — Salary by Percentile

Advertising Sales Agents — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27210
  • 25th Percentile: 36450
  • Median: 50450
  • 75th Percentile: 73450
  • 90th Percentile: 110880

Advertising and Promotions Managers — Salary by Percentile

Advertising and Promotions Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 48820
  • 25th Percentile: 64640
  • Median: 86560
  • 75th Percentile: 131110
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Career Trends

Advertising and Promotions Managers — Employment Trend

Advertising and Promotions Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 77090
  • Median Salary 2007: 80830
  • Median Salary 2008: 82510
  • Median Salary 2009: 86430
  • Median Salary 2010: 86560
  • Total Employed 2006: 5360
  • Total Employed 2007: 4890
  • Total Employed 2008: 4770
  • Total Employed 2009: 4770
  • Total Employed 2010: 4120

Advertising Sales Agents — Employment Trend

Advertising Sales Agents — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49330
  • Median Salary 2007: 46960
  • Median Salary 2008: 46620
  • Median Salary 2009: 47450
  • Median Salary 2010: 50450
  • Total Employed 2006: 19660
  • Total Employed 2007: 17720
  • Total Employed 2008: 15410
  • Total Employed 2009: 14380
  • Total Employed 2010: 13240

California vs National Advertising Employment

California vs National Advertising Employment

  • Employed in California: 9.786% (17360)

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1. Mount St Mary's College

12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599
(310) 954-4000

Mount St Mary's College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1925. The Mount is located near Los Angeles, CA. This school offers subjects such as psychology and math. This small school offers one certificate, ten associates level degrees, 26 bachelors level degrees, 13 degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level to students. 2,862 students sought degrees from the 41 programs at this liberal arts college in 2010. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits MSMC. The Mount is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California.

2. Porterville College

100 E College Ave
Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 791-2200

Founded in 1927, Porterville College is a public 2-year institution. This college, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Porterville, CA. Students are offered 21 certificates and 17 degrees at the associates level by this college. 4,320 students sought degrees from the 21 programs at this college in 2010. It offers subjects such as teaching and administrative assistant and secretarial science. This college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

3. The Art Institute of California - Orange County

3601 W Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 830-0200

The Art Institute of California-Orange County offers two programs in advertising. Out of those, it offers students one associate's level advertising degree and one bachelor's level degree in advertising. This college, which is 4.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Santa Ana, CA. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California.

4. The University of the Pacific

3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211-0197
(209) 946-2011

The University of the Pacific, which is near the center of the city, is in Stockton, CA and it offers one advertising program. Overall, 6,717 students seek degrees in 79 UOP programs. This medium-sized school is the tenth largest institution in the state of California offering advertising in terms of programs.

5. The Miami Ad School - San Francisco

415 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 837-0966

The Miami Ad School-San Francisco is 1.8 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in advertising. 143 students seek degrees in one Miami Ad School-San Francisco program, overall.

6. The Los Angeles ORT College - Van Nuys

14519 W.Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 382-6000x6025

The Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys offers one advertising program and it is located in the center of Van Nuys. This very small school is a 2-year institution.

7. The Art Institute of California - San Diego

7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108-4423
(866) 275-2422

The Art Institute of California-San Diego offers two programs in advertising. Out of those, students are offered one advertising degree at the associate's level by this college and one bachelor's level advertising degree. It is near the center of the city. AI-San Diego is a for-profit 4-year institution.

8. The Art Center College of Design

1700 Lida St
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-2200

The Art Center College of Design, which is 2.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Pasadena, CA and this college offers one program in advertising. This specialized college is a 4-year institution. It is the ninth biggest institution in the state of California offering advertising.

9. The Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
(800) 527-6847

The Otis College of Art and Design offers one advertising program and this college is located near Los Angeles, CA. Otis is a 4-year institution. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering advertising in terms of programs.

10. Laney College

900 Fallon St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 834-5740

Laney College offers two programs in advertising. Out of those, students are offered one advertising certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in advertising. This community college, which is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Oakland, CA. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

11. Santa Ana College

1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
(714) 564-6000

Santa Ana College offers one advertising program and it is 1.5 miles from the center of the city. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in advertising.

12. West Valley College

14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070-5698
(408) 867-2200

West Valley College is located in the suburbs of Saratoga, California and it offers one advertising program. Overall, 12,245 students seek degrees in 115 West Valley College programs.

13. Woodbury University

7500 Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91510-7846
(818) 767-0888x220

Woodbury University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Burbank, CA and it offers one program in advertising. It is a 4-year institution. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering advertising programs.

14. Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 274-2200

Academy of Art University, which is 1.3 miles from the center of the city, is in San Francisco, CA. This school offers three advertising programs. More specifically, AAU offers students one advertising degree at the associate's level, one bachelor's level advertising degree, and one master's level degree in advertising. 17,697 students seek degrees in 36 programs at AAU, overall.

15. Rio Hondo College

3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601-1616
(562) 692-0921

Rio Hondo College is in the suburbs of Whittier, California. This school offers two programs in advertising. Of those, this large school offers students one advertising certificate and one associate's level degree in advertising. It is a public 2-year institution.

16. The Art Institute of California - San Francisco

1170 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102-4908
(415) 865-0198

The Art Institute of California-San Francisco is located in the center of San Francisco and AI offers one advertising program. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks tenth in the state of California.

17. The Los Angeles ORT College - Los Angeles

6435 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 966-5444x210

The Los Angeles ORT College-Los Angeles is near the center of the city and this school offers one advertising program. It is a 2-year institution.

18. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education

5200 Valentine Rd
Ventura, CA 93003-0000
(805) 289-1744x1108

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education is located in Ventura, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this school offers one advertising program. This school is a public institution.

19. ICDC College

5422 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(310) 482-6996

ICDC College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Los Angeles, CA and this school offers one program in advertising. 3,194 students pursue degrees in 17 programs at this school, overall.

20. Glendale Community College

1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91208-2894
(818) 240-1000

Founded in 1927, Glendale Community College is a public 2-year institution. This college, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Glendale, CA. It offers students 64 certificates and 63 associates level degrees. In 2010, 16,871 students sought degrees from the 67 programs at this community college. It offers subjects including law enforcement, medical assisting, and architecture. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits it. This public college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

21. Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822-1386
(916) 558-2111

Sacramento City College offers two advertising programs. More specifically, it offers one certificate in advertising to students and one advertising degree at the associate's level. It is 2.7 miles from the heart of downtown. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. In terms of enrollment, it ranks tenth in the state of California.

22. Yuba College

2088 N Beale Rd
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 741-6700

Yuba College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1911. This college is located in the suburbs of Marysville, California. This college offers subjects such as criminal justice and veterinary medicine. This college offers 46 certificates and 47 degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 7,634 students sought degrees from the 49 programs at this college. This community college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

23. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4181
(213) 763-7000

Los Angeles Trade Technical College is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in advertising. More specifically, it offers one advertising certificate to students and one advertising degree at the associate's level. 15,734 students pursue degrees in 92 programs at this school, overall. This technical college is the tenth oldest institution in the state of California offering advertising programs.

24. Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
(559) 442-4600

Fresno City College is near the heart of downtown and it offers one advertising program. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. It is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in advertising.

25. Chaffey College

5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002
(909) 987-1737

Chaffey College is in the suburbs of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This school offers two advertising programs. Of those, this school offers one certificate in advertising to students and one degree at the associate's level in advertising. 19,469 students pursue degrees in 168 Chaffey College programs, overall. This school is the oldest institution in the state of California offering advertising programs.

26. Ventura College

4667 Telegraph Rd
Ventura, CA 93003-3872
(805) 654-6400

Ventura College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1925. It is in the center of Ventura. It offers subjects such as biology and drafting. It offers 48 certificates and 49 associates level degrees to students. 13,711 students pursued degrees from the 49 programs at this community college in 2010. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

27. Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2710
(714) 892-7711

Golden West College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1966. It is in the suburbs of Huntington Beach, California. This college offers students 57 certificates and 57 associates level degrees. 13,919 students pursued degrees from the 57 programs at this college in 2010. It offers subjects such as biology, public relations, and business. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

28. The College of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402-3784
(650) 574-6161

The College of San Mateo is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1922. This college, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in San Mateo, CA. It offers subjects including computer science and real estate. It offers students 69 certificates and 65 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 10,288 students sought degrees from the 69 programs at this college. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

29. Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4000

Pepperdine University is in the suburbs of Malibu, California. Pepperdine offers two advertising programs. It offers students two bachelor's level degrees in advertising. Pepperdine is a 4-year institution. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in advertising.

30. Merced College

3600 M St
Merced, CA 95348-2898
(209) 384-6000

Founded in 1962, Merced College is a public 2-year institution. It is located in Merced, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Students are offered 75 certificates and 76 degrees at the associates level by this college. In 2010, 11,086 students sought degrees from the 79 programs at this college. This college offers subjects such as radiology technology and history. This community college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

31. Los Angeles City College

855 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 953-4000

Founded in 1929, Los Angeles City College is a public 2-year institution. This college, which is 3.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Los Angeles, CA. It offers subjects such as music and forensic nursing. This college offers 60 certificates and 55 degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 20,430 students pursued degrees from the 60 programs at this college. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits it. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

32. Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-5072

Orange Coast College offers four advertising programs. Of those, this college offers students two advertising certificates and two associate's level degrees in advertising. This large college, which is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Costa Mesa, CA. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

33. American River College

4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
(916) 484-8011

American River College is in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. It offers two programs in advertising. More specifically, students are offered one advertising certificate by this large college and one associate's level degree in advertising. Overall, 33,440 students seek degrees in 165 programs at this college. In terms of programs, this college is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering advertising.

34. Solano Community College

4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA 94534-3197
(707) 864-7000

Solano Community College, which is near Fairfield, is in a rural area. This college offers two advertising programs. Of those, students are offered one advertising certificate by this community college and one associate's level degree in advertising. 11,801 students pursue degrees in 142 Solano Community College programs, overall.

35. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College is near the center of the city. This college offers two advertising programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in advertising by this big college and one associate's level degree in advertising. Overall, 26,517 students seek degrees in 179 Long Beach City College programs. In terms of enrollment, this community college ranks sixth in the state of California.

36. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one advertising program. SJSU is one of 28 research universities in California. This university is the eighth largest institution in the state of California offering advertising in terms of programs.

37. Pasadena City College

1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
(626) 585-7123

Pasadena City College is 1.4 miles from the center of the city. It offers four advertising programs. Specifically, students are offered two advertising certificates by it and two degrees at the associate's level in advertising. 27,023 students pursue degrees in 134 Pasadena City College programs, overall. In terms of programs, this community college is the third largest institution in the state of California offering advertising.

38. Fullerton College

321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
(714) 992-7000

Fullerton College is located in the center of Fullerton and it offers one program in advertising. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. In terms of programs, this college is the tenth biggest institution in the state of California offering advertising.

39. Cypress College

9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630-5897
(714) 484-7000

Founded in 1966, Cypress College is a public 2-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Cypress, California. This college offers subjects such as business, mental health, and hotel management. It offers students 64 certificates and 51 associates level degrees. In 2010, 16,153 students pursued degrees from the 64 programs at this big college. This college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

40. Oxnard College

4000 S Rose Ave
Oxnard, CA 93033-6699
(805) 986-5800

Oxnard College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1975. This college, which is near the center of the city, is in Oxnard, CA. Students are offered 45 certificates and 44 degrees at the associates level by this community college. 7,961 students pursued degrees from the 45 programs at this college in 2010. It offers subjects including automotive technology, dental hygiene, and web design. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this community college. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

41. Palomar College

1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
(760) 744-1150

Palomar College, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in San Marcos, CA. This college offers five advertising programs. Out of those, students are offered three advertising certificates by this college and two associate's level advertising degrees. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

42. Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789-1399
(909) 594-5611

Mt. San Antonio College is located in the suburbs of Walnut, California. It offers two programs in advertising. Specifically, it offers one certificate in advertising to students and one advertising degree at the associate's level. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

43. Cosumnes River College

8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5799
(916) 688-7344

Cosumnes River College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1970. This college, which is near the center of the city, is in Sacramento, CA. This community college offers subjects such as information systems and allied health. This community college offers students 74 certificates and 64 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 15,180 students pursued degrees from the 74 programs at this community college. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

44. Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401-4096
(818) 947-2600

Los Angeles Valley College offers two programs in advertising. Out of those, students are offered one advertising certificate by this college and one associate's level advertising degree. This community college, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Valley Glen, CA. Overall, 20,667 students pursue degrees in 123 programs at this college.

45. The University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-5555

The University of San Francisco is a 4-year institution, founded in 1855. USF, which is near the heart of downtown, is in San Francisco, CA. USF offers students two certificates, 47 bachelors level degrees, 36 masters level degrees, and eight degrees at the doctoral level. In 2010, 9,557 students sought degrees from the 72 programs at USF. This mid-sized school offers subjects such as business management and advertising. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.