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2021 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor's Degree School for You

Finance & Financial Management is the #21 most popular major in the country with 56,186 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 591 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Finance

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Our 2021 rankings named University of Notre Dame the best school in the United States for finance and financial management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that finance majors at Notre Dame take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $18,042. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $197.

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#2

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Pennsylvania. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, finance majors at UPenn accumulate an average of around $19,239 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Georgetown University is a great place for finance and financial management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Finance majors at Georgetown take out an average of $15,409 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $176.

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#4

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Lehigh University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Bethlehem, Lehigh is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, finance graduates from Lehigh carry an average student debtload of $20,006. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $230, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Out of the 591 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Wake Forest University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the midsize city of Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, finance graduates from Wake Forest University carry an average student debtload of $18,062. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $189.

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#6

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chestnut Hill.

On average, finance graduates from Boston College take out $14,906 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $170, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree finance and financial management programs. Located in the large suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, finance graduates from Villanova take out $21,946 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $268.

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#8

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree finance and financial management programs. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

The average amount in student loans that finance majors at Carnegie Mellon take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $21,646.

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Washington University in St Louis came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. WUSTL is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Louis.

Finance majors at WUSTL take out an average of $14,604 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $161, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for finance and financial management students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the small city of Waltham, Bentley is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, finance graduates from Bentley carry an average student debtload of $20,713. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, finance majors at UIUC accumulate an average of around $19,417 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#12

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

Illinois Wesleyan University landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree finance and financial management programs. Illinois Wesleyan is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bloomington.

The average amount in student loans that finance majors at Illinois Wesleyan take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $23,467. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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With a ranking of #13, The University of Texas at Austin did quite well on this year’s best schools for finance and financial management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, finance graduates from UT Austin carry an average student debtload of $17,033. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $174.

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#14

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree finance and financial management programs. SCU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Santa Clara.

On average, finance graduates from SCU take out $18,684 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that finance majors at Wisconsin take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $19,616. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $228.

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With a ranking of #16, Southern Methodist University did quite well on this year’s best schools for finance and financial management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, finance majors at SMU accumulate an average of around $18,212 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $200, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#17

Elon University

Elon, NC

Elon University landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree finance and financial management programs. Elon is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Elon.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, finance graduates from Elon carry an average student debtload of $20,132. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

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#18

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

University of Delaware ranked #18 on this year’s Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, finance majors at U of Delaware accumulate an average of around $21,714 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $253.

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#19

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, finance majors at Virginia Tech accumulate an average of around $21,901 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $254.

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With a ranking of #20, University of Massachusetts Amherst did quite well on this year’s best schools for finance and financial management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that finance majors at UMass Amherst take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $21,187. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $232.

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#21

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University ranked #21 on this year’s Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Finance majors at Fairfield U take out an average of $22,419 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#22

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

Muhlenberg College landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree finance and financial management programs. Muhlenberg is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Allentown.

The average amount in student loans that finance majors at Muhlenberg take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $23,933. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#23

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University ranked #23 on this year’s Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public school with a very large student population.

Finance majors at JMU take out an average of $20,956 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $231.

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#24

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree finance and financial management programs. Marquette is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, finance graduates from Marquette carry an average student debtload of $21,662. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $237, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Maryland - College Park ranked #25 on this year’s Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. UMCP is a very large public school located in the large suburb of College Park.

Finance majors at UMCP take out an average of $17,326 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $188, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor's Degree Schools

#26

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#28

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX
#29

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#31

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
#32

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#34

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA
#35

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
#37

Providence College

Providence, RI
#38

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#41

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
#43

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#46

Stonehill College

Easton, MA
#47

Drake University

Des Moines, IA
#49

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#50

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 591 different United States finance and financial management schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
52 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
53 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
54 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
55 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
56 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
57 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
58 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
59 Fordham University Bronx, NY
60 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
61 Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
62 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
63 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA
64 Endicott College Beverly, MA
65 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
66 Yeshiva University New York, NY
67 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
68 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
69 LeTourneau University Longview, TX
70 Baylor University Waco, TX
71 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
72 Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA
73 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
74 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
75 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
76 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
77 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
78 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
79 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
80 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
81 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
82 Menlo College Atherton, CA
83 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network Boston, MA
84 Dickinson State University Dickinson, ND
85 Siena College Loudonville, NY
86 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
87 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
88 DeSales University Center Valley, PA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Finance & Financial Management students that almost earned our Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
89 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
90 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
91 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
92 Iowa State University Ames, IA
93 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
94 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
95 Western New England University Springfield, MA
96 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
97 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
98 Lebanon Valley College Annville, PA
99 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
100 Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
101 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
102 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
103 Illinois State University Normal, IL
104 Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
105 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
106 Taylor University Upland, IN
107 Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Troy, MI
108 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
109 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
110 Seattle University Seattle, WA
111 University of Houston - Clear Lake Houston, TX
112 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
113 Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA
114 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
115 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
116 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
117 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
118 Regis University Denver, CO

Finance & Financial Management by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 21 majors within the area of study, finance and financial management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Marketing 51,241
Human Resource Management 26,823

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Dave Dugdale.

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