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2021 Most Popular Insurance Schools

94 Colleges
$57,694 Avg Salary
$23,336 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Insurance School for You

In 2018-2019, 2,218 people earned a degree or certificate in insurance, making the major the #22 most popular in the United States.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which business program is right for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Business Degree Central has developed this Most Popular Insurance Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 94 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 Insurance program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Insurance Colleges.

Our analysis found American College of Financial Services to be the most popular school for insurance students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the 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

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

The excellent programs at University of Georgia helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best insurance schools in the United States. UGA is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Athens.

While working on their degree, insurance majors at UGA accumulate an average of around $18,500 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $192.

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#3

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

The excellent programs at Temple University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best insurance schools in the United States. Temple is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

The average amount in student loans that insurance majors at Temple take out is $26,000. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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#4

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Florida State University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Insurance Schools list. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee.

After completing their degree, insurance graduates from Florida State carry an average student debt load of $18,750. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $195.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of South Carolina - Columbia. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Insurance Schools list. UofSC is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Wisconsin - Madison did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for insurance students. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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St John’s University - New York came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Insurance Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Queens, STJ is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that insurance majors at STJ take out is $25,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for insurance students. It came in at #8 on the list. Iowa is a very large public school located in the small city of Iowa City.

The average amount in student loans that insurance majors at Iowa take out is $15,375. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $160, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Illinois State University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Insurance Schools ranking. Illinois State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Normal.

After completing their degree, insurance graduates from Illinois State carry an average student debt load of $19,500. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $202, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Saint Joseph’s University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular insurance programs. Located in the city of Philadelphia, St. Joe's is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

On average, insurance graduates from St. Joe's take out $23,500 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $244, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #10, Appalachian State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for insurance students. Appalachian State is a large public school located in the town of Boone.

While working on their degree, insurance majors at Appalachian State accumulate an average of around $19,930 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $207.

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#12

Olivet College

Olivet, MI

Olivet College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Insurance Schools ranking. Olivet is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Olivet.

While working on their degree, insurance majors at Olivet accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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University of Louisiana at Monroe came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Insurance Schools ranking. Located in the city of Monroe, ULM is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

On average, insurance graduates from ULM take out $18,009 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $187.

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William Rainey Harper College landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular insurance programs. Located in the suburb of Palatine, Harper College is a public college with a large student population.

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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 Insurance Schools award.

Rank College Location
15 University of Mississippi University, MS
16 Butler University Indianapolis, IN
17 Boston University Boston, MA
18 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA

Insurance by Region

View the Most Popular Insurance Schools for a specific region near you.

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

Insurance is one of 21 different types of business programs to choose from.

Insurance Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Insurance 2,218

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 27 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 Nick Youngson.

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