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2021 Best Finance & Financial Management Colleges for Veterans in the United States

313 Colleges
46,736 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,665 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Finance & Financial Management Schools for Vets

Best Finance & Financial Management Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesWith 46,736 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, finance and financial management is the #10 most popular major in the United States.

This year's Best Finance & Financial Management Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 313 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in finance. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent finance and financial management programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the finance and financial management program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Finance Schools for Veterans list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Finance & Financial Management Schools for Veterans in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Finance & Financial Management Colleges for Veterans.

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly Finance & Financial Management Schools

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Pennsylvania. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. UPenn also made our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list, coming in at #1.

According to our most recent data, UPenn supports 25,860 students, and 272 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 153 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,428. To help with additional expenses, 106 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#2

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Boston College is a large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. Boston College also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States rankings.

Of the 14,720 students enrolled at Boston College, 164 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 130 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $24,987. To help with additional expenses, 74 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Georgetown University. Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Georgetown did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 870 of the 19,204 students enrolled at Georgetown were GI Bill® students, of which 809 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,728. On top of their other funding sources, 254 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Georgetown does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Southern Methodist University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. SMU also made our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list, coming in at #8.

Of the 11,649 students enrolled at SMU, 330 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 258 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,005. To help with additional expenses, 103 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#5

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Notre Dame. Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. Notre Dame also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States rankings.

Among the 12,607 students enrolled at Notre Dame, 361 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 303 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,306. To help with additional expenses, 78 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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CUNY Bernard M Baruch College comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Baruch is a fairly large public school located in the city of New York. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Baruch also did well on our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, Baruch supports 18,029 students, and 173 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 142 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,358. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#7

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Waltham, Bentley is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Bentley has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Bentley supports 5,460 students, and 33 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 28 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $20,696. During this same period, 12 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Bentley does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maryland - College Park. UMCP is a very large public school located in the suburb of College Park. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, UMCP is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, UMCP supports 41,200 students, and 896 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 672 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,240. In addition to receiving other benefits, 7 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#9

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Villanova has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 1,104 of the 11,030 students enrolled at Villanova were GI Bill® students, of which 889 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,521. On top of their other funding sources, 24 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#10

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public college with a very large student population. UA also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, UA supports 38,390 students, and 2,079 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,228 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,410. To help with additional expenses, 409 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. UA does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#11

Pace University - New York

New York, NY

Pace University - New York earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. Pace University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

Our most recent data shows that 353 of the 13,326 students enrolled at Pace University were GI Bill® students, of which 345 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,459. To help with additional expenses, 195 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#12

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Our rankings recognize Saint Joseph's University as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, St. Joe's is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, St. Joe's also did well on our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 118 of the 7,589 students enrolled at St. Joe’s were GI Bill® students, of which 98 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,315. During this same period, 8 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#13

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

Creighton University earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Omaha, Creighton is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Creighton also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Creighton supports 8,910 students, and 279 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 241 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,534. To help with additional expenses, 34 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#14

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

University of San Diego landed the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value finance and financial management schools. Located in the large city of San Diego, U of San Diego is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, U of San Diego also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States ranking.

Among the 9,073 students enrolled at U of San Diego, 587 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 415 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $17,915. On top of their other funding sources, 227 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#15

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

The #15 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Miami. U Miami is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Coral Gables. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, U Miami also did well on our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, U Miami supports 17,331 students, and 398 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 303 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $18,282. In addition to receiving other benefits, 180 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#16

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University landed the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value finance and financial management schools. Florida State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Florida State also did well on our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, Florida State supports 41,005 students, and 986 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 582 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,897. To help with additional expenses, 20 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Florida State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #17 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Madison. Located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a fairly large student population. Wisconsin excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Wisconsin supports 43,463 students, and 554 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 346 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,489. To help with additional expenses, 21 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#18

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

The #18 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bryant University. Bryant is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Smithfield. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Bryant also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 46 of the 3,788 students enrolled at Bryant were GI Bill® students, of which 31 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,197. To help with additional expenses, 8 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Bryant does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Florida International University earned the #19 spot in our 2021 rankings. FIU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Miami.

Of the 57,942 students enrolled at FIU, 1,099 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 646 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,649. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#20

University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver landed the #20 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value finance and financial management schools. Located in the city of Denver, U of Denver is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, U of Denver also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States ranking.

Among the 11,952 students enrolled at U of Denver, 531 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 436 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $17,641. To help with additional expenses, 125 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#21

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

Tulane University of Louisiana earned the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings. Tulane is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New Orleans. Tulane also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States rankings.

Among the 12,646 students enrolled at Tulane, 233 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 166 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,736. On top of their other funding sources, 39 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Rutgers University - Newark comes in at #22 in this year's ranking. Rutgers Newark is a fairly large public school located in the city of Newark. Rutgers Newark also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, Rutgers Newark supports 13,451 students, and 236 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 127 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,872. During this same period, 6 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #23 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ohio State University - Main Campus. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Ohio State also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States ranking.

Among the 61,170 students enrolled at Ohio State, 1,851 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,158 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,438. Ohio State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#24

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Our rankings recognize Fordham University as the #24 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Bronx, Fordham U is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Fordham U also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Among the 16,515 students enrolled at Fordham U, 401 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 341 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $18,889. To help with additional expenses, 159 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#25

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University landed the #25 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value finance and financial management schools. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

According to our most recent data, Texas Tech supports 38,209 students, and 1,148 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 662 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,852. Texas Tech does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#29

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
#32

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
#33

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#35

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#36

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
#37

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#38

University of Houston

Houston, TX
#39

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#41

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
#42

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#43

Providence College

Providence, RI
#45

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for United States vets studying Finance that almost earned our Best Finance & Financial Management Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
47 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
48 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
49 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
50 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
51 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
52 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
53 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
54 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
55 St. Bonaventure University Saint Bonaventure, NY
56 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
57 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
58 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
59 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
60 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
61 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
62 University of Georgia Athens, GA

Finance & Financial Management by Region

View the best for vets Finance & Financial Management colleges in a specific region near you.

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

One of 21 majors within the Business, Management & Marketing area of study, Finance & Financial Management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Marketing 44,258
General Business/Commerce 25,818
Human Resource Management 11,757

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Dave Dugdale.

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