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2023 Best Finance & Financial Management Schools in Virginia

10 Colleges in Virginia
929 Finance Degrees Awarded
$52,732 Avg Early-Career Salary
Ranked #14 in popularity, finance and financial management is one of the most sought-after degree programs in the nation. So, there are lots of possibilities to explore when you're trying to determine where you want to get your degree.

College Factual looked at 10 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Finance & Financial Management Schools in Virginia ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 929 degrees in finance and financial management during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Finance & Financial Management School

Best Finance & Financial Management Schools in Virginia The finance program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Finance & Financial Management rankings. For our Best Overall Finance & Financial Management School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Finance & Financial Management Rankings by Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Finance & Financial Management Schools in Virginia ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Finance & Financial Management in Virginia

The schools below may not offer all types of finance degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

10 Top Virginia Schools in Finance

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
341 Finance Degrees Awarded

Virginia Tech is a great option for students interested in a degree in finance and financial management. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. A Best Colleges rank of #48 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were roughly 341 finance and financial management students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the finance and financial management major at Virginia Tech make $7,114 above the average college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#2

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
137 Finance Degrees Awarded

James Madison University is a wonderful option for students pursuing a degree in finance and financial management. Located in the city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #134 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means JMU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 137 finance and financial management students who graduated with this degree at JMU in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the finance and financial management degree program at James Madison University earn $12,812 above the standard college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
169 Finance Degrees Awarded

George Mason University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in finance and financial management. Located in the large suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #133 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means GMU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 169 finance and financial management students who graduated with this degree at GMU in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the finance program make around $52,937 for their early career.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In VA

Christopher Newport University is a good option for students interested in a degree in finance and financial management. Located in the city of Newport News, CNU is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 15th out of 65 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were about 18 finance and financial management students who graduated with this degree at CNU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Hampton University

Hampton, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In VA

Located in the city of Hampton, Hampton is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 24th out of 65 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 12 finance and financial management students who graduated with this degree at Hampton in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
107 Finance Degrees Awarded

Old Dominion is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Norfolk. This university ranks 14th out of 65 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 107 finance and financial management students who graduated with this degree at Old Dominion in the most recent year we have data available. After graduating, finance degree recipients generally make about $42,956 in the first five years of their career.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In VA
55 Finance Degrees Awarded

VCU is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Richmond. A Best Colleges rank of #239 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means VCU is a great university overall.

There were about 55 finance and financial management students who graduated with this degree at VCU in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in finance and financial management from Virginia Commonwealth University

#8

Radford University

Radford, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
45 Finance Degrees Awarded

Located in the small suburb of Radford, Radford is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 21st out of 65 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were roughly 45 finance and financial management students who graduated with this degree at Radford in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the finance program make around $39,726 in their early career salary.

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#9

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In VA
35 Finance Degrees Awarded

Liberty University is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Lynchburg. A Best Colleges rank of #352 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Liberty University is a great university overall.

There were approximately 35 finance and financial management students who graduated with this degree at Liberty University in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In VA

Located in the large city of Virginia Beach, Regent is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 27th out of 65 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 6 finance and financial management students who graduated with this degree at Regent in the most recent data year.

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Best Finance & Financial Management Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Finance & Financial Management Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 287 1,368
Florida 282 3,957
North Carolina 279 1,251
Tennessee 269 675
South Carolina 248 993
Kentucky 244 532
Louisiana 242 910
Mississippi 234 388
Arkansas 234 638
Alabama 233 1,274
West Virginia 207 206

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

Finance Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Finance 895
Other Finance and Financial Management Services 24
Financial Planning & Services 6
Public Finance 4

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 11,774
Accounting 2,173
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 1,674
General Business/Commerce 1,459
Marketing 971
Human Resource Management 489
Management Information Systems 416
Hospitality Management 364
Business Support & Assistant Services 247
Business/Managerial Economics 161

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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.

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