What Are the Top Schools for a Bachelor's Degree in Banking?

Find out about three schools that offer undergraduate degree programs in banking ranked by program offerings and regional rankings. Learn about the degree programs and courses offered. Schools offering Finance degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

How to Choose a Banking School

Some banking schools have a low student-to-teacher ratio and are ranked among the top regional or national colleges in the country. They may be accredited by relevant business-program accrediting boards and have a diverse body of local business executives on their advisory councils.

Three Top Banking Schools

Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa

At Buena Vista University (BVU), those who have earned an associate's degree or have completed some college coursework can pursue a Bachelor of Applied Studies degree-completion program in finance and banking. BVU was ranked #18 among regional colleges in the Midwest in 2019 by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Bachelor of Applied Studies in Finance and Banking

Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Banking students at Northern State University (NSU) explore the financial industry through case studies and computer simulations that prepare them for professional careers immediately after graduation. NSU has a low student-to-teacher ratio and offers one of the best student-to-computer ratios in the country. NSU was ranked #101 among regional colleges in the Midwest in 2019 by U.S. News.

  • Bachelor of Science in Banking and Financial Services

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University's (SHSU) College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and has a diverse body of local business executives on its advisory council.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Financial Institutions

Other Schools with Banking Programs

College/UniversityInstitution TypeLocationEstimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
Pennsylvania College of Technology4-year, PublicWilliamsport, PA$17,000
Texas State University 4-year, PublicSan Marcos, TX$10,000
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill4-year, Public Cobleskill, NY$9,000
Northwood University-Michigan4-year, Private Midland, MI$27,000
Oklahoma Christian University4 year, Private Edmond, OK$23,000
University of Nebraska at Omaha4 year, PublicOmaha, NE$8,000
Texas Southern University4 year, PublicHouston, TX$9,000
University of Texas at Arlington 4-year,Public Arlington, TX$10,500
University of Indianapolis4-year, Private Indianapolis, IN$30,000
University of Maine at Augusta4-year, Public Augusta, ME$8,000

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education

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