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2022 Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools

920 Colleges
$51,578 Avg Salary
$26,517 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Finance & Financial Management School for You

With 57,893 degrees and certificates handed out in 2019-2020, finance and financial management is the #4 most popular major in the United States.

With all the business programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best 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, Business Degree Central has developed this Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 920 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Finance & Financial Management program at each school on the list.

Check out the finance programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our 2022 rankings named American College of Financial Services the most popular school in the United States for finance and financial management students. Located in the large suburb of Bryn Mawr, The American College is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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#2

Baruch College

New York, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Baruch College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools list. Baruch is a large public school located in the city of New York.

After completing their degree, finance graduates from Baruch carry an average student debt load of $22,935. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $260.

Read full report on Finance & Financial Management at Baruch College

#3

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Pennsylvania. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that finance majors at UPenn take out is $30,250. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $340.

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Out of the 920 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Ohio State University - Main Campus landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, finance majors at Ohio State accumulate an average of around $21,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 920 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Florida International University landed the # 5 spot on the list. FIU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Miami.

After completing their degree, finance graduates from FIU carry an average student debt load of $24,598. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $276.

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#6

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for finance and financial management students. It came in at #6 on the list. UGA is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Athens.

While working on their degree, finance majors at UGA accumulate an average of around $17,443 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $181, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools ranking. Located in the midsize city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public school with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, finance graduates from UA carry an average student debt load of $21,500. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

With a ranking of #8, Florida State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for finance and financial management students. Florida State is a very large public school located in the city of Tallahassee.

On average, finance graduates from Florida State take out $19,625 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $217.

Full Finance & Financial Management at Florida State University Report

#9

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools ranking. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore.

The average amount in student loans that finance majors at Johns Hopkins take out is $52,895. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $616.

Full Finance & Financial Management at Johns Hopkins University Report

University of South Carolina - Columbia ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools list. UofSC is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Columbia.

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With a ranking of #11, University of South Florida - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for finance and financial management students. Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, finance majors at USF Tampa accumulate an average of around $18,642 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $193, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #12, University of Maryland - College Park did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for finance and financial management students. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of College Park.

After completing their degree, finance graduates from UMCP carry an average student debt load of $18,077. 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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University of Wisconsin - Madison ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools list. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#14

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools ranking. Iowa is a fairly large public school located in the city of Iowa City.

While working on their degree, finance majors at Iowa accumulate an average of around $22,000 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $228.

Full Finance & Financial Management at University of Iowa Report

#15

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

Tulane University of Louisiana landed the #15 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular finance and financial management programs. Tulane is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New Orleans.

While working on their degree, finance majors at Tulane accumulate an average of around $52,837 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $602.

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The University of Texas at Austin landed the #16 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular finance and financial management programs. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population.

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#17

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for finance and financial management students. It came in at #17 on the list. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the city of East Lansing.

While working on their degree, finance majors at Michigan State accumulate an average of around $22,630 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $235, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State University - Northridge did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for finance and financial management students. It came in at #18 on the list. CSUN is a fairly large public school located in the city of Northridge.

While working on their degree, finance majors at CSUN accumulate an average of around $13,344 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $138, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read full report on Finance & Financial Management at California State University - Northridge

University of Central Florida came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools ranking. UCF is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando.

The average amount in student loans that finance majors at UCF take out is $16,999. 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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Miami University - Oxford landed the #20 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular finance and financial management programs. Located in the town of Oxford, Miami University - Oxford is a public college with a large student population.

On average, finance graduates from Miami University - Oxford take out $25,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

Full Finance & Financial Management at Miami University - Oxford Report

Southern Methodist University came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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#22

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for finance and financial management students. It came in at #22 on the list. Boston College is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chestnut Hill.

Finance majors at Boston College take out an average of $16,375 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $170, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Finance & Financial Management at Boston College Report

#23

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University landed the #23 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular finance and financial management programs. Temple is a very large public school located in the city of Philadelphia.

Finance majors at Temple take out an average of $31,868 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $355.

Full Finance & Financial Management at Temple University Report

#24

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools ranking. UH is a very large public school located in the city of Houston.

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Arizona State University - Tempe ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a very large student population.

Finance majors at ASU - Tempe take out an average of $33,561 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $379, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#27

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
#29

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR
#30

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#33

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#35

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
#37

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
#38

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
#40

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
#41

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
#42

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
#43

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
#45

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
#47

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
#49

Boston University

Boston, MA
#50

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 920 different United States finance and financial management schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
52 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
53 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
54 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
54 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
56 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
57 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
57 Illinois State University Normal, IL
59 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
60 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
61 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
62 University of Mississippi University, MS
63 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
64 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
64 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
66 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
66 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
68 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
69 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
70 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
71 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
72 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
73 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
73 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
75 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
76 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
77 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
77 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
79 Clemson University Clemson, SC
80 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
81 Pace University - New York New York, NY
82 Fordham University Bronx, NY
82 Washington State University Pullman, WA
84 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
85 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
86 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
86 Suffolk University Boston, MA
88 Bryant University Smithfield, RI
89 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
90 George Washington University Washington, DC
90 Providence College Providence, RI
92 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
93 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
94 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
95 Elon University Elon, NC
96 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
96 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
96 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
99 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
100 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
100 Portland State University Portland, OR
102 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
103 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
103 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
105 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
106 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
106 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
108 Creighton University Omaha, NE
109 Baylor University Waco, TX
110 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
111 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
111 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
113 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
113 University of Denver Denver, CO
115 University of North Texas Denton, TX
115 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
117 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
117 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
119 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
119 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
121 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
121 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
123 University of Houston - Downtown Houston, TX
123 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
123 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
126 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
126 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
128 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
129 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
129 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
131 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
132 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
133 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
134 Seattle University Seattle, WA
134 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
136 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
137 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
137 West Texas A&M University Canyon, TX

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Schools award.

Rank College Location
139 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
140 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network Boston, MA
140 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
142 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
143 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
143 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
145 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
145 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
147 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
148 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
148 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
150 American University Washington, DC
150 Iona College New Rochelle, NY
152 Utah State University Logan, UT
152 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
152 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
155 Butler University Indianapolis, IN
156 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
157 Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
158 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
159 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
159 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
161 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
162 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
162 Ball State University Muncie, IN
164 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
165 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
165 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
167 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
167 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
167 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
170 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
171 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
171 University of Michigan - Dearborn Dearborn, MI
173 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
173 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
175 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
176 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
176 The University of Arizona Global Campus San Diego, CA
178 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
179 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
179 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
179 Goldey - Beacom College Wilmington, DE
182 College of Charleston Charleston, SC
183 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
184 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
184 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
184 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH

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

Finance & Financial Management is one of 21 different types of business programs to choose from.

Finance Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Finance 52,394
Financial Planning & Services 3,544
Banking and Financial Support Services 1,135
Other Finance and Financial Management Services 406
Investments and Securities 299
International Finance 73
Public Finance 34
Credit Management 7
Financial Risk Management 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 404,734
Accounting 101,094
General Business/Commerce 55,749
Marketing 52,262
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 36,038

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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