Timothy Peck 12 min read Applying to College, College Lists

The List of All U.S Colleges With a Finance Major

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Are you interested in studying finance in college and just getting ready to start building your list of potential schools to attend? If so, we’ve done the first step for you by compiling a list of all the colleges and universities in the U.S. that offer a degree in finance. Additionally, we’ve added some reasons to consider pursuing a degree in finance and a few tips for the application process.

 

Why Study Finance in College?

 

Students with an interest in business, a love of numbers, sharp analytical skills, and who are comfortable using technology will find the study of finance interesting and rewarding—The Washington Post calls finance “a math-focused” business major.

 

Students graduating from college with a degree in finance will have access to a large field, numerous career paths, and potentially lucrative work. Careers in finance aren’t limited to Wall Street, although many finance majors do undertake a position in trading. Other graduates with degrees in finance find careers as financial analysts or advisors, or in related industries like accounting and banking.

 

Globalization and a growing economy are helping spur employment in business and financial operations. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), positions in business and financial operations are anticipated to grow 10%—faster than the national average for all occupations—adding over 750,000 jobs between 2016 and 2026.

 

Technology is also fueling growth for employment in finance thanks to the increasing reliance on data collection and analysis in evaluating market strategies. As technology makes it easier and easier for businesses to collect data, they need people to extrapolate the numbers and convert them into business plans.

 

Economically, a degree in finance will pay off for most students down the road. According to the BLS, the median salary of a financial analyst was $85,660 in 2018. Personal financial advisors earn an even larger income, with a median salary of $88,890 in 2018. Furthermore, personal financial advisor positions are projected to grow far faster than the national average—15% between 2016-2026—thanks to an aging population and longer life expectancies.

 

How Can You Increase Your Chances of Acceptance?

 

With a wide variety of interesting and high-paying career paths, getting into a top-notch finance program can be challenging. The best way for students to ensure they get into their first-choice school is by maintaining a strong GPA while taking challenging coursework like AP statistics and calculus. Taking business classes and computer classes will also be beneficial to high school students who hope to pursue a finance major. Just remember not to spread yourself so thin that it hurts your grades!

 

For 9th and 10th graders just starting to think about college, our Early Advising Program can help students understand the grades and scores they need to achieve in order to get accepted into the institution of their choice. Guided by a graduate from a top 30 institution, students will build a roadmap to their dream school that ensures they take the right classes and participate in the right extracurricular activities.

 

Speaking of extracurricular activities, what you do outside of the classroom counts when applying to college—this presents a fantastic chance to stand out. Participating in a club like DECA or The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a great way for high school students to demonstrate an interest in business and begin building a peer network with similar goals and aspirations.

 

If groups like DECA or the FBLA don’t appeal to you, perhaps a part-time job at a bank will help demonstrate an interest in finance to a college while also gaining practical, real-world experience in a professional environment. Another idea is to invest a small amount of money in the stock market and try to make it grow.  

 

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Which Colleges Have a Finance Major?

 

Here’s the list of every college that has a Finance major:

 

Alabama State University | ASU

Adelphi University

Anderson University (Indiana)

Anderson University (South Carolina)

Angelo State University

Arizona State University | ASU

Aurora University

Albertus Magnus College

Baker College

Alfred University

Alabama A&M University | AAMU

Alfred State College

Alvernia University

Appalachian State University

Brigham Young University–Hawaii | BYU–Hawaii

Arkansas State University | A–State

Arkansas Tech University | ATU

Butler University

Ashland University

Chicago State University | CSU

Auburn University

Auburn University at Montgomery | AUM

Augsburg University

Austin College

Babson College

Belmont Abbey College

Baldwin Wallace University | BW

Dakota State University | DSU

Davenport University

Ball State University | BSU

Bard College

Delta State University

Bellarmine University

Belmont University

Eastern Florida State College | EFSC

Eastern Kentucky University | EKU

Elmhurst College

Elon University

Emory University

Bentley University

Brenau University

Berry College

Bethany College (West Virginia)

Boise State University | BSU

Boston College | BC

Bradley University

Bryan College

Bryant University

Brandeis University

Brazosport College

Cabrini University

Harding University

Brigham Young University | BYU

Bucknell University

California Baptist University | CBU

California State University Channel Islands | CSU Channel Islands

Kansas State University | KSU

Kean University

California State University, East Bay | CSU East Bay

Cambridge College

California State University, Fresno | CSU Fresno

Campbell University

California State University, Long Beach | Long Beach State

La Roche College

California State University, Northridge | CSUN

Langston University | LU

California State University, Sacramento | Sacramento State

California University of Pennsylvania | Cal U

Calvin College

Canisius College

Cazenovia College

Lipscomb University

Carroll University

Longwood University

Loras College

Loyola University Maryland

Carthage College

Catawba College

Champlain College

Cedarville University

Central Michigan University | CMU

Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute

Central Washington University | CWU

Morehead State University | MSU

Mount Mercy University

Christopher Newport University | CNU

North Carolina A&T State University | N.C. A&T

Cleveland State University | CSU

Northcentral University

Colby College

College of St. Benedict | CSB

College of St. Scholastica | CSS

Oklahoma Panhandle State University | OPSU

Columbus State University

College of William & Mary | William & Mary

Colorado Mesa University

Converse College

Columbia College (Missouri)

Columbia University

Concordia College (Minnesota)

Roosevelt University

Culver–Stockton College

Curry College

Rutgers University–Camden

Dakota Wesleyan University | DWU

Dalton State College | DSC

Saint Peter’s University

Saint Xavier University | SXU

Salisbury University

Concordia University Wisconsin | CUW

Cornell College

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Creighton University

Southeastern Oklahoma State University | SOSU

Dallas Baptist University | DBU

Delaware State University | Del State

DePaul University

State University of New York at Old Westbury | SUNY Old Westbury

Dickinson State University | DSU

Strayer University

Tarleton State University

Eastern Illinois University | EIU

Texas A&M University

Dominican University (Illinois)

Texas Christian University | TCU

Texas Woman’s University | TWU

The Ohio State University | OSU

Drexel University

Duquesne University

East Carolina University | ECU

Eastern Connecticut State University | ECSU

Emmanuel College (Massachusetts)

Eastern Michigan University | EMU

Eastern New Mexico University | ENMU

Eastern Washington University | EWU

Elizabethtown College | E-town

Empire State College

Endicott College

University of Findlay | UF

Evangel University

University of Hawaii–West Oahu | UHWO

Fisher College

University of Iowa

Flagler College

Florida A&M University | FAMU

Florida Atlantic University | FAU

Florida Southern College

Florida Gulf Coast University | FGCU

Florida Institute of Technology | Florida Tech

Florida International University | FIU

Florida Memorial University

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | UMass Dartmouth

University of Miami

University of New Orleans | UNO

Florida State College at Jacksonville | FSCJ

University of North Texas | UNT

Florida State University | FSU

Fordham University

Franklin Pierce University

Freed–Hardeman University | FHU

Friends University

Fresno Pacific University | FPU

Frostburg State University

University of South Alabama | South

Gannon University

University of South Dakota | USD

Geneva College

Georgetown University

University of Texas at Dallas | UT Dallas

University of Tulsa

University of Utah

Georgian Court University | GCU

Georgia Gwinnett College | GGC

Georgia State University

Golden Gate University | GGU

University of Wyoming

Grace College & Seminary

Grand Canyon University | GCU

Grand Valley State University | GVSU

Hamline University

Hampton University

Hardin–Simmons University | HSU

Wright State University

Hawaii Pacific University | HPU

Adams State University

Alabama A&M | AAMU

Hofstra University

Hodges University

Andrews University

Illinois State University | ISU

Illinois Wesleyan University

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis | IUPUI

Indiana University of Pennsylvania | IUP

Iona College

Immaculata University

Augusta University

Iowa State University

Indiana University East | IU East

Austin Peay State University | APSU

Avila University

Azusa Pacific University | APU

Jackson State University | JSU

Barry University

Baruch College | CUNY Baruch

John Carroll University | JCU

Juniata College

John Brown University | JBU

Benedictine College

Benedictine University

Bethel College (Indiana)

Bethel University (Minnesota)

Bloomsburg University | BloomU

Bob Jones University | BJU

Kennesaw State University | KSU

Kent State University

Bowling Green State University | BGSU

Bridgewater State University

Knox College

Brigham Young University–Idaho | BYU–Idaho

Brooklyn College

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania | KU

La Salle University

Lake Erie College

Lake Superior State University | LSSU

Lander University

Lasell College | LC

California State University San Marcos | CSUSM

California State University, Bakersfield | CSU Bakersfield

California State University, Dominguez Hills | CSUDH

Le Moyne College

Lebanon Valley College | LVC

Lehigh University

California State University, Fullerton | CSU Fullerton

California State University, Los Angeles | Cal State LA

Lenoir–Rhyne University

Lewis University

Lincoln Memorial University | LMU

Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)

Lindenwood University

Louisiana Tech University | La. Tech

Carroll College

Carson–Newman University

Loyola Marymount University | LMU

Louisiana State University | LSU

Loyola University New Orleans

Catholic University of America | CUA

Central Connecticut State University | CCSU

Lubbock Christian University | LCU

Manchester University

Marietta College

Charleston Southern University | CSU

Marquette University

Clarion University

Marian University

Clemson University

Coastal Carolina University | Coastal

Marshall University

Marymount Manhattan College

Maryville University

College of Charleston

College of Saint Rose

Marywood University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT

McKendree University | McK

McPherson College

McMurry University

Mercyhurst University

Messiah College

Metropolitan State University

Concordia University Ann Arbor

Concordia University Irvine

Metropolitan State University of Denver | MSU Denver

Middle Georgia State University

Miami University

Michigan State University

Concordia University, St. Paul

Michigan Technological University | Michigan Tech

Middle Tennessee State University | MTSU

Millersville University of Pennsylvania | MU

Denison University

Minnesota State University, Mankato | MNSU

DeSales University

Mississippi State University | MSU

Dixie State University | DSU

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Western State University

Missouri Valley College

Drury University

East Central University | ECU

Montana State University Billings | MSU Billings

Muhlenberg College

Murray State University | MSU

Mount Mary University

Emporia State University

Nazareth College

National University (California) | NU

New Mexico Highlands University | NMHU

Fairleigh Dickinson University | FDU

Fayetteville State University | FSU

Newberry College

Ferris State University

Norfolk State University | NSU

North Carolina Central University | NCCU

North Carolina State University | NC State

North Dakota State University | NDSU

Northeastern Illinois University | NEIU

Northern Arizona University | NAU

Northern Kentucky University

Fort Hays State University | FHSU

Framingham State University

Francis Marion University

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Northern Michigan University | NMU

Northern State University | NSU

Gardner–Webb University

George Fox University | GFU

George Mason University

George Washington University | GW

Notre Dame College of Ohio | NDC

Georgia Southern University

Ohio University

Ohio Valley University

Oklahoma Baptist University | OBU

Oklahoma City University | OCU

Gwynedd Mercy University | GMercyU

Old Dominion University | ODU

Olivet Nazarene University | ONU

Hastings College

Oklahoma Wesleyan University | OKWU

Oregon Institute of Technology | Oregon Tech

Oral Roberts University | ORU

Henderson State University | HSU

High Point University

Houston Baptist University | HBU

Howard University

Otterbein University

Pace University

Park University

Pacific University

Indiana State University | ISU

Pennsylvania State University | PSU

Indiana University South Bend | IU South Bend

Plymouth State University | PSU

Indiana Wesleyan University | IWU

Point Loma Nazarene University | PLNU

Point Park University

Portland State University | PSU

Princeton University

Jacksonville State University | JSU

Jacksonville University

James Madison University | JMU

Johnson & Wales University | JWU

Queens University of Charlotte

Providence College

Purdue University

Purdue University Fort Wayne | PFW

Purdue University Northwest | PNW

Ramapo College of New Jersey | RCNJ

La Sierra University | LSU

Lake Forest College

Lamar University

Regis University

Rivier University

Robert Morris University Illinois

Rhode Island College | RIC

LeTourneau University | LETU

Limestone College

Rider University

Rosemont College

Louisiana College

Louisiana State University Shreveport | LSUS

Robert Morris University | RMU (Pennsylvania)

Rochester Institute of Technology | RIT

Roger Williams University | RWU

Rowan University

Malone University

Rutgers University–New Brunswick | Rutgers

Manhattan College

Rutgers University–Newark

Manhattanville College

Saint Francis University | SFU

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Saint Joseph’s University | SJU

Saint Louis University | SLU

McNeese State University

Mercy College

Saint Mary’s College of California | St. Mary’s

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota | SMU

Salem State University

Sam Houston State University | SHSU

Samford University

Midwestern State University

San Diego State University | SDSU

Milligan College

San Francisco State University | SF State

San Jose State University | SJSU

Minnesota State University Moorhead | MSUM

Santa Clara University

Seattle University

Minot State University | MSU

Mississippi College

Seminole State College of Florida

Missouri State University | MSU

Molloy College

Monmouth University

Morgan State University

Sierra Nevada College | SNC

Southeastern University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University | MVNU

Simmons College

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania | SRU

Nebraska Wesleyan University | NWU

New York University | NYU

Nicholls State University

Southeast Missouri State University | SEMO

Southern Illinois University Carbondale | SIU

Northeastern State University | NSU

Southern Methodist University | SMU

Northeastern University

Southern Nazarene University | SNU

Northern Illinois University | NIU

Southern New Hampshire University | SNHU

Northwest Missouri State University

Nova Southeastern University | NSU

Oakwood University

Oberlin College

Southwest Minnesota State University | SMSU

Oklahoma Christian University | OC

Springfield College

St. Anselm College

St. Bonaventure University

St. Cloud State University | SCSU

St. Edward’s University

St. John’s University

St. Joseph’s University | SJU

Palm Beach Atlantic University | PBA

St. Mary’s University, Texas

Pittsburg State University | PSU

State University of New York at Canton | SUNY Canton

State University of New York at Cobleskill | SUNY Cobleskill

Prairie View A&M University | PVAMU

State University of New York at New Paltz | SUNY New Paltz

State University of New York at Plattsburgh | SUNY Plattsburgh

Queens College, City University of New York | CUNY QC

Quincy University

Sullivan University

Quinnipiac University

Radford University

Stephen F. Austin State University | SFA

Stetson University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Texas A&M International University | TAMIU

Ripon College

Stonehill College

Suffolk University

Syracuse University

Sacred Heart University | SHU

Saginaw Valley State University | SVSU

Taylor University

Temple University

Tennessee Technological University | Tennessee Tech

Tennessee Wesleyan University | TWU

Texas A&M University–Commerce

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

The College of New Jersey | TCNJ

Texas Tech University | TTU

The College at Brockport, State University of New York | SUNY Brockport

The State University of New York at Albany | SUNY Albany

The State University of New York at Binghamton | SUNY Binghamton

Thomas Jefferson University

Trinity Christian College

Tiffin University

Trinity University

Seattle Pacific University | SPU

Trine University

Tulane University

Truett McConnell University

Tuskegee University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Southern Adventist University

Southern Arkansas University | SAU

University of Akron

University of Alabama

University of Arizona

University of Arkansas

Southern University and A&M College | SUBR

Southern Utah University | SUU

University of Arkansas at Little Rock | UA Little Rock

University of Baltimore

Southwest Baptist University | SBU

Southwestern Oklahoma State University | SWOSU

University of Arkansas–Fort Smith | UAFS

Spring Arbor University | SAU

St. Ambrose University

St. John Fisher College

University of Central Arkansas | UCA

University of Central Florida | UCF

St. Thomas Aquinas College | STAC

St. Thomas University | STU

University of Charleston

State University of New York at Fredonia | SUNY Fredonia

University of Cincinnati

State University of New York at Oswego | SUNY Oswego

University of Colorado Denver | CU Denver

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Denver

University of Evansville

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Hawaii at Hilo | UH Hilo

University of Hawaii at Manoa | UH Manoa

University of Houston

University of Houston–Clear Lake | UHCL

University of Idaho

University of Illinois at Chicago | UIC

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign | UIUC

Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Texas A&M University–Texarkana

Texas Southern University | TSU

Texas State University

Texas Wesleyan University

University of Indianapolis | UIndy

University of Kansas

The State University of New York at Buffalo | SUNY Buffalo

The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute | SUNY Poly

Thomas College

Thomas Edison State University

Touro College

University of Kentucky

University of Louisiana at Lafayette | UL Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Monroe | ULM

University of Maine at Fort Kent

University of Alaska Anchorage | UAA

University of Maryland Eastern Shore | UMES

University of Maryland, College Park | Maryland

University of Massachusetts Amherst | UMass Amherst

University of Massachusetts Lowell | UMass Lowell

University of Bridgeport

University of Memphis

University of Michigan–Dearborn | UM-D

University of Mobile

University of Michigan–Flint | UofM-Flint

University of Minnesota Crookston | UMC

University of Minnesota Duluth | UMD

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities | Minnesota

University of Central Missouri | UCM

University of Central Oklahoma | UCO

University of Missouri | Mizzou

University of Montana

University of Connecticut | UConn

University of Mount Union

University of Detroit Mercy

University of Nebraska–Lincoln | UNL

University of Nevada, Las Vegas | UNLV

University of Nevada, Reno

University of New Hampshire | UNH

University of Houston–Downtown | UHD

University of New Haven | UNH

University of North Texas at Dallas | UNTD

University of Jamestown

University of North Alabama | UNA

University of North Carolina at Charlotte | UNC Charlotte

University of Louisville

University of Mary | UMary

University of Mary Hardin–Baylor | UMHB

University of Maryland University College | UMUC

University of North Carolina at Wilmington | UNC Wilmington

University of North Dakota | UND

University of Northern Iowa | UNI

University of Northwestern – St. Paul

University of Notre Dame

University of Saint Francis | USF

University of Oklahoma

University of Pittsburgh | Pitt

University of Portland

University of Mississippi | Ole Miss

University of Redlands

University of Rhode Island | URI

University of Nebraska at Kearney | UNK

University of Rochester

University of San Francisco | USF

University of Scranton

University of South Carolina | USC

University of South Florida | USF

University of St. Francis | USF

University of South Florida St. Petersburg | USFSP

University of Southern Indiana | USI

University of Southern Maine | USM

University of Southern Mississippi | Southern Miss

University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

University of Tampa | UT

University of Tennessee

University of North Carolina at Greensboro | UNC Greensboro

University of Texas at Austin | UT Austin

University of Texas at El Paso | UTEP

University of North Florida | UNF

University of North Georgia | UNG

University of Texas at San Antonio | UTSA

University of the Southwest

University of Toledo

University of Vermont | UVM

University of Virginia | UVA

University of West Alabama | UWA

University of West Florida | UWF

University of Wisconsin-Madison | Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee | UWM

University of San Diego | USD

University of South Carolina Aiken | USC Aiken

University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh | UW Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point | UW–Stevens Point

University of St. Thomas (Texas)

University of Texas at Arlington | UT Arlington

University of Wisconsin–Superior | UW–Superior

University of Wisconsin–Whitewater | UW–Whitewater

University of Texas at Tyler | UT Tyler

Utah State University

University of Texas of the Permian Basin | UT Permian Basin

Valdosta State University | VSU

University of West Georgia | UWG

Viterbo University

University of Wisconsin–La Crosse | UW–La Crosse

Wabash College

Villanova University

Virginia Commonwealth University | VCU

Washburn University

Virginia Tech

Washington and Jefferson College | W&J

Washington State University | WSU

Utah Valley University | UVU

Utica College

Washington University in St. Louis | WashU

Wayland Baptist University | WBU

Wayne State University | WSU

Waynesburg University

West Chester University | WCUPA

Wake Forest University

West Texas A&M University | WTAMU

Walla Walla University

Walsh University

West Virginia University | WVU

Western Carolina University | WCU

Western Kentucky University | WKU

Wayne State College

Western State Colorado University

Webber International University | WIU

Weber State University

Webster University

Westfield State University

Westminster College (Missouri)

West Liberty University

Westminster College (Pennsylvania)

Westminster College (Utah)

Western Connecticut State University | WCSU

Western Illinois University | WIU

Whitworth University

Western Michigan University | WMU

Western New England University | WNE

William Paterson University | WPUNJ

Wilmington University

Wilson College

Wichita State University | WSU

Widener University

Wilkes University

Wingate University

William Carey University | WCU

Wofford College

Winona State University | WSU

Winston-Salem State University | WSSU

Xavier University

Yeshiva University

York College of Pennsylvania

Youngstown State University

 

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A graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in English, Tim Peck currently lives in Concord, New Hampshire, where he balances a freelance writing career with the needs of his two Australian Shepherds to play outside.