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Banking Schools and Universities in the U.S.

Students earning a degree with a banking emphasis can elect to pursue either a Bachelor of Business Administration with a banking emphasis (BBA) or a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.). When selecting schools, students should look at courses offered, degree types and available opportunities for internships.

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.

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