Top Insurance Programs in Ohio
Planning for your freshman year of college can be stressful. Selecting a college, making housing arrangements, and most importantly, choosing your field of study is not always easy. If you are considering a specialization or minor in insurance or risk management, a top rated program may be closer than you think.
In the past, many college students in Ohio did not have the option to choose insurance as a college major or minor. However, insurance is a major player in Ohio when it comes to employment opportunities. According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Insurance Department Resources Report, Ohio is home to 245 insurance companies and ranks 6th in the U.S. for Property and Casualty Insurance companies headquartered in the state. It is projected that 29,000 insurance jobs will need to be filled in Ohio by 2024.
Due to the demand for skilled professionals in the industry, Ohio universities have risen to the occasion and created programs allowing students to specialize in insurance. The curriculum of these programs better prepares students for the insurance workforce and provides them with the tools to spring forward into their post grad careers.
Are you interested in learning more about the programs at a specific college or university? The links below include descriptions, requirements, and benefits of each program.
Bowling Green State University
Clark State Community College
Kent State University
- Bachelor's in Insurance Studies (Property & Casualty and Life & Health concentrations available)
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business
Owens Community College
University of Akron
- Risk Management and Insurance (Bachelor's of Business Administration)
University of Cincinnati
Many insurance programs in Ohio are a part of top rated business schools. In addition to the classroom or online class work, many programs also offer internship opportunities, leading to hands on experience, networking opportunities, and potentially even job offers.
If you think a college or university degree is out of reach for you financially, there are a number of scholarships made available thanks to companies and trade organizations within the industry. For more information on these programs, check out the Scholarships that Work brochure.
Equipped with a plan, you can head off to college to pursue a degree preparing you for a fulfilling insurance career!