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Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance & Financial Management

46,736 Yearly Graduations
$47,500 Median Salary
$23,250 Median Debt
There are 718 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in finance. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 26% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 10.4% of finance graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Finance Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46,736 students earned their bachelor's degree in finance. This earns it the #10 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in finance at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 46,736
Master’s Degree 5,579
Basic Certificate 2,713
Graduate Certificate 631
Associate’s Degree 296
Undergraduate Certificate 164
Doctor’s Degree 67

Earnings of Finance Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in finance is $47,500. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $42,700 and the high is $52,050.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in finance is $23,250. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $26,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,468.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $241.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in finance. About 70.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 33,067
Women 13,669
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Finance

The racial-ethnic distribution of finance bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,489
Black or African American 2,118
Hispanic or Latino 5,063
White 28,760
International Students 4,875
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,431
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Finance Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 718 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in finance. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Baruch College

New York, New York
937 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for finance students seekinga bachelor's degree is Baruch College. Roughly 18,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 937 people received their bachelor's degree in finance from Baruch. About 41% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

685 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in finance. Each year, around 61,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

The finance program at Ohio State University - Main Campus awarded 685 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 31% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
617 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in finance. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 617 people received their bachelor's degree in finance from UGA. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

#4

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
585 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in finance. Roughly 42,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 585 people received their bachelor's degree in finance from Florida State. Of these students, 28% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

564 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in finance. Each year, around 58,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

The finance program at Florida International University awarded 564 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 35% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
557 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of South Carolina - Columbia. Each year, around 35,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

The finance program at University of South Carolina - Columbia awarded 557 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 30% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
476 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in finance. Roughly 69,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

The finance program at University of Central Florida awarded 476 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 23% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
473 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Pennsylvania State University - University Park. Roughly 91,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 473 people received their bachelor's degree in finance from Penn State University Park. About 30% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
467 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Alabama is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in finance. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,780 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 467 bachelor's degrees were handed out to finance majors at UA. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

455 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Arizona State University - Tempe. Each year, around 53,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 455 bachelor's degrees were handed out to finance majors at ASU - Tempe. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#11

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
408 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Houston. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 408 bachelor's degrees were handed out to finance majors at UH. About 38% of this group were women, and 68% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
408 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Iowa comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in finance. Roughly 31,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 408 bachelor's degrees were handed out to finance majors at Iowa. Of these students, 26% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
406 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pennsylvania is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in finance. Roughly 26,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

The finance program at University of Pennsylvania awarded 406 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 32% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
386 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Charlotte comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in finance. Each year, around 29,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,812 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,337 per year.

The finance program at University of North Carolina at Charlotte awarded 386 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#15

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
385 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 385 bachelor's degrees were handed out to finance majors at UW - Madison. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#16

Miami University - Oxford

Oxford, Ohio
379 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Miami University - Oxford. Each year, around 19,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 379 bachelor's degrees were handed out to finance majors at Miami University - Oxford. Of these students, 24% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

California State University - Northridge

Northridge, California
365 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Northridge. Roughly 39,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 365 bachelor's degrees were handed out to finance majors at CSUN. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#18

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
362 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in finance. Roughly 49,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 362 people received their bachelor's degree in finance from Michigan State. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#19

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
359 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Temple University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in finance. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 359 bachelor's degrees were handed out to finance majors at Temple. Of these students, 26% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
358 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Each year, around 50,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 358 people received their bachelor's degree in finance from Rutgers New Brunswick. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to finance that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Marketing 44,258
Business & Commerce 25,818
Human Resource Management 11,757

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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