Mortgage Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Mortgages are loans used to finance real estate. Mortgage loan originators or officers research, create and refinance mortgage loans for individuals and businesses. Degree programs in finance and accounting can lead to careers in the mortgage business.

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Although there are a few degree programs in mortgage banking, most aspiring mortgage brokers or bankers earn related degrees in finance or accounting. Federal regulations require all mortgage loan officers to hold a license.

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10 Schools with Mortgage Programs

Most schools offering applicable programs are 4-year, public entities. Some of the top institutions include:

College/University Institution Type Location Degrees Offered Tuition 2015-2016*
Arizona State University 4-year, Public Tempe, Arizona Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. In state: $10,158, out of state: $25,458
Miami Dade College 4-year, Public Miami, Florida Associate, certificate In state: $2,834, out of state: $9,661
Ohio State University 4-year, Public Columbus, Ohio Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. In state: $10,037, out of state: $27,365
University of Florida 4-year, Public Gainesville, Florida Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. In state: $6,381, out of state: $28,659
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 4-year, Public Minneapolis, Minnesota Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. In state $13,790, out of state: $22,210
University of Central Florida 4-year, Public Orlando, Florida Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. In state $6,368, out of state: $22,467
The University of Texas at Austin 4-year, Public Austin, Texas Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. In state: $9,806, out of state: $34,676
Texas A & M University 4-year, Public College Station, Texas Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. In state: $10,176, out of state: $28,768
Michigan State University 4-year, Public East Lansing, Michigan Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. In state: $13,560, out of state: $36,360
University of South Florida 4-year, Public Tampa, Florida Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D. In state: $6,410, out of state: $17,324

*Source : National Center for Education Statistics

School Selection Criteria

When looking for mortgage schools, it's important to consider how the program will help you attain a specific career in the field:

  • When selecting a school for mortgage training, a candidate should consider their career goals in the industry. Various programs have different concentrations.
  • A mortgage program should prepare students for license testing and provide the necessary skills for entry-level employment.
  • Individuals already holding a degree can advance their education through graduate degree programs in real estate finance.

Students have many schools to choose from to pursue a bachelor's, master's and/or or doctoral degree related to mortgage banking. In selecting, students should keep their specific goals and licensure preparation in mind.

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