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631 Yearly Graduations
$34,964 Median Debt
35% Women
There are 85 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in finance. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 16 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 15.8% of finance graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Finance Majors

In 2018-2019, 631 earned their graduate certificate in finance. This makes it the 30th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

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 Graduate Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in finance is $34,964. 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, $34,964 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $34,964.

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The median monthly payment of a finance graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $407.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in finance. About 65.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 412
Women 219
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Finance

The racial-ethnic distribution of finance graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 38
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 27
White 273
International Students 100
Other Races/Ethnicities 169
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Finance Graduate Certificate Students

There are 85 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in finance. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

American College of Financial Services

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
237 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for finance students seekinga graduate certificate is American College of Financial Services. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 237 graduate certificates were handed out to finance majors at The American College. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
59 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Chicago. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

The finance program at University of Chicago awarded 59 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 46% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

54 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Each year, around 33,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

The finance program at Colorado State University - Fort Collins awarded 54 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#4

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
36 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in finance. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

The finance program at George Washington University awarded 36 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
27 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Iowa comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their graduate certificate in finance from Iowa. About 11% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Fordham University

Bronx, New York
27 Yearly Graduations
44% Women

Fordham University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in finance. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,980 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,608 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their graduate certificate in finance from Fordham U.

#7

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
20 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seattle University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in finance. Each year, around 7,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $45,765 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,280 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 graduate certificates were handed out to finance majors at Seattle U. About 15% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

20 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in finance. Each year, around 28,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,788 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,583 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 graduate certificates were handed out to finance majors at University of Oklahoma. About 15% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
18 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Miami. Each year, around 17,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 graduate certificates were handed out to finance majors at U Miami. Around 72% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#10

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
11 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in finance. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

The finance program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 11 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 9% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
10 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in finance. Roughly 48,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their graduate certificate in finance from USC. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#11

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Creighton University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in finance. Each year, around 8,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,630 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,128 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their graduate certificate in finance from Creighton. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#13

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Diego State University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in finance. Roughly 35,500 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.

The finance program at San Diego State University awarded 9 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#14

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bentley University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in finance. Roughly 5,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,400 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in finance from Bentley. About 50% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in finance. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

The finance program at Virginia Tech awarded 8 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#14

Golden Gate University - San Francisco

San Francisco, California
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Golden Gate University - San Francisco comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in finance. Roughly 2,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,840 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,620 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 graduate certificates were handed out to finance majors at Golden Gate University - San Francisco. Of these students, 38% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Empire State College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in finance. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in finance from SUNY Empire. About 57% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

The College of Saint Rose

Albany, New York
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The College of Saint Rose comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in finance. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,218 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,382 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificates were handed out to finance majors at Saint Rose.

#18

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, Oregon
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Southern Oregon University. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,505 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,028 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificates were handed out to finance majors at Southern Oregon University.

#20

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women

The 20th most popular school in the country for finance majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Stony Brook University. Each year, around 26,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The finance program at Stony Brook University awarded 5 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to finance that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 4,965
Human Resource Management 1,510
Management Sciences & Methods 1,451
Accounting 1,089
Entrepreneurial Studies 584

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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