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Finance & Financial Management at George Washington University

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Finance & Financial Management at George Washington University

Every finance and financial management school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the finance program at George Washington University stacks up to those at other schools.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 27,017. Of the 3,572 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 2021, 166 of them were finance and financial management majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Finance & Financial Management section at the bottom of this page.

GWU Finance & Financial Management Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance

Online Classes Are Available at GWU

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

GWU does offer online education options in finance for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

GWU Finance & Financial Management Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks finance programs across the country. The following shows how GWU performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The finance major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Finance & Financial Management. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Finance & Financial Management Graduate Certificate Schools 17
Best Finance & Financial Management Schools 26

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in finance from GWU. This is the #176 most popular school for finance master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of GWU Finance Graduates

The median salary of finance students who receive their bachelor's degree at GWU is $67,909. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 39% higher than the national average of $48,896 for all finance bachelor's degree recipients.


Finance Student Demographics at GWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the finance majors at George Washington University.

GWU Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Program

38% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 166 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Finance & Financial Management from GWU in 2020-2021, 62% were men and 38% were women. The typical finance bachelor's degree program is made up of only 30% women. So female students are more repesented at GWU since its program graduates 8% more women than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in finance.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 15
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 65
International Students 66
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

GWU also has a doctoral program available in finance. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Finance Grads May Go Into

A degree in finance can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
General and Operations Managers 25,930 $150,970
Financial Managers 6,900 $166,710
Financial Analysts 3,850 $102,510
Financial Specialists 3,070 $107,760
Chief Executives 1,880 $247,500


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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