10 Ohio Colleges and Universities with Specialized Insurance Degrees

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Insurance is a major player in Ohio when it comes to employment opportunities. It’s home to 245 insurance companies and between now and 2024, Ohio’s insurance industry will require approximately 29,000 new employees.

To prepare individuals to fill these positions, Ohio education institutes are offering students programs they need to learn about the industry and set themselves up to have a successful career in insurance.

If you’re exploring majors or considering a career change, we’ve compiled a helpful list of ten Ohio colleges and universities with specialized insurance degrees, along with some facts about each school, because we know a lot of factors go into deciding where to enroll.

  • Bowling Green State University: Specialization and Minor in Insurance 
    Location: Bowling Green, Ohio
    Fast Fact: Named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success.

  • Clark State Community College: Associate Degree in Business Management with an Insurance Option
    Location: Springfield, Ohio
    Fast Fact: The tuition is one of the lowest in Ohio at $139.33 per credit hour.

  • Franklin University: Bachelor's in Risk Management and Insurance
    Location: Columbus, Ohio
    Fast Fact: The Center for Career Development offers a wide array of services to meet the diverse needs of students and alumni in today’s changing workforce. Services include career coaching, company information sessions, workshops and events, and resume services.

  • Kent State University: Bachelor's in Insurance Studies (Property & Casualty and Life & Health concentrations available)
    Location: Kent, Ohio
    Fast Fact: Recently earned the top spot on College Rank’s list of the 50 Best College Dining Experiences. Judging criteria included versatility of menu options, support for nutrition and
    wellness, sustainability efforts and accessibility for those with special dietary needs.

  • Ohio Dominican University: Bachelor's in Insurance and Risk Management
    Location: Columbus, Ohio
    Fast Fact: Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 Midwest “Best Colleges for Veterans” list. The list recognizes the top schools that offer benefits to help military veterans and active-duty service members apply for, pay form and complete their college education.

  • Ohio Northern University: Bachelor’s in Risk Management and Insurance
    Location: Ada, Ohio
    Fast Fact: Named one of the top-10 small colleges in the Midwest by The Wall Street Journal.

  • Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business: Specialization in Insurance and Risk Management
    Location: Columbus, Ohio
    Fast Fact: U.S. News & World Report ranked Fisher the ninth-best public undergraduate business program and 19th overall in its annual Best Colleges Rankings.

  • Owens Community College: Associates of Applied Business Insurance Studies 
    Location: Perrysburg, Ohio
    Fast Fact: The average class size is 14 students, giving each student personal attention that helps them succeed.

  • University of Akron: Risk Management and Insurance (Bachelor's of Business Administration) 
    Location: Akron, Ohio
    Fast Fact: Students choosing to specialize in risk management and insurance at University of Akron have the opportunity to sit for the Ohio property/casualty and/or life/health insurance license exams. They also have the opportunity to earn the University Associate Certified Insurance Counselor (UACIC) designation.

  • University of Cincinnati: Insurance and Risk Management Program
    Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    Fast Fact: The University of Cincinnati Insurance and Risk Management degree program was recently approved as a Collegiate Studies School for the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation by the American Institute for Chartered Property & Casually Underwriters. 

If you're interested in exploring opportunities outside of Ohio, visit the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation for a list of national college and university programs in risk management and insurance.

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