Banking schools and universities typically offer either a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in banking. This type of degree is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in financial institutions.
Schools with Banking Programs
These banking schools all have four-year programs, and tuition rates are based on the 2015-2016 school year.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition 2015-2016*|
|University of Houston||Houston, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D.||$8,759 in-state; $20,519 out-of-state|
|University of North Texas||Dallas, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D.||$7,650 in-state; $19,549 out-of-state|
|Wayne State University||Detroit, MI||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D.||$11,814 in-state; $25,254 out-of-state|
|St. Petersburg College||Clearwater, FL||4-year, Public||Associate's, Bachelor's||$3,352 in-state; $11,607 out-of-state|
|The University of Texas at Arlington||Arlington, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D.||$9,208; $19,104 out-of-state|
|St. John's University - New York||Queens, NY||4-year, Private||Bachelor's, Master's||$38,680|
|New York University||New York, NY||4-year, Private||Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D.||$47,750|
'Sources: National Center for Educational Statistics'
School Selection Criteria:
There are a few points that students who wish to purse a bachelor's degree in banking may wish to consider when choosing a school.
- For students interested in the managerial aspects of banking and financial management, a B.B.A. offers courses in this area.
- A B.S. in banking, finance or related fields will teach students the fundamentals of banking in financial institutions and will focus less on business and management than a B.B.A. program.
- Students interested in internship or practicum opportunities should consider schools that have partnerships with banks.
There are many schools that offer business administration B.B.A. or banking B.S. degrees. Students should consider course options and possible internships or practicum opportunities when choosing the right program.