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Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance & Financial Management

48,043 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, 10.6% of finance graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Finance Majors

In 2019-2020, 48,043 bachelor's degrees were awarded to finance majors. This makes it the 3rd most popular bachelor's degree 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 48,043
Master’s Degree 5,353
Basic Certificate 3,125
Graduate Certificate 897
Associate Degree 293
Undergraduate Certificate 132
Doctor’s Degree 50

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.


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 $20,469.


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 70.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 34,057
Women 13,986

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,567
Black or African American 2,182
Hispanic or Latino 5,457
White 29,334
International Students 5,093
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,410

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

Finance Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Finance 46,633
Banking & Financial Support Services 588
Financial Planning & Services 552
Other Financial Management 172
Investments & Securities 79

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 169,868
Accounting 52,477
Marketing 45,007
Business & Commerce 24,866
Human Resource Management 11,331


*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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