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Loan officers are the intermediaries between borrowers and lending institutions. They help businesses and individuals to find the right types of loans and to obtain these sought-after funds from lenders. However, sales and marketing also can be part of their job, and loan officers can spend part of their time reaching out to new clients and educating people about the products and services that are available.

Loan Officer Schools

A bachelor's degree is important to helping build skills in finance and accounting, but can be a benefit in seeking Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) licensure. While students typically enter the field by completing a degree, this licensing also is necessary and requires a minimum of at least 20 hours of additional coursework. Because loan officer training programs can be so varied, a number of different options are highlighted below:

  • University of Maryland University College: Students interested in loan officer training programs can complete the bachelor's of degree in finance available through this Maryland-based school. Better yet, the degree can be completed online and includes coursework in money and banking, risk management, and more.
  • Rasmussen College: With campuses available in Minnesota, Florida, Wisconsin, Kansas and other states, students can work on either a certificate or an associate or bachelor's degree in accounting. The bachelor's degree option also provides the opportunity to complete an internship and gain hands-on skills.
  • University of Tampa: This school, in Florida, offers both a full-time day program for completing a bachelor's degree in finance, but also a part-time evening option. A minor in finance is also available and students can join the school's chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, an international business fraternity.
  • North Seattle College: Although the Real Estate Loan Originator Certificate program at this college is specific to real estate, students can complete a 25-credit certificate of completion to learn more about real estate fraud, residential real estate finance, and real estate escrow. The certificate also can be used to complete the school's associate of applied science degree in real estate.
  • Champions School of Real Estate: This school has seven campuses throughout Texas and offers a variety of loan originator licensing programs, including a 23-hour program. This program includes mortgage loan origination fundamentals as well as coursework about specific state law and practice.

Even after you are hired for a loan originator position, you may need to complete training on the job. While loan officer schools help provide you with the education to analyze the finances of individuals or businesses and to take the steps to procure the loan, on-the-job training provides you with a background in the lending institution's specific processes, programs, and guidelines.

Loan Officer Specializations and Courses

There are a number of different career paths to take when becoming a loan officer. Your bachelor's degree program will vary depending on what type of loan officer you want to become. Here are some of the primary specializations that you can choose from as you work toward your degree:

  • Commercial loan officers work on setting up loans for businesses, which may need them in order to be able to expand or take on new functions.
  • Consumer loan officers specialize in providing loans to people, who may seek them to be able to buy a car or to help pay for college.
  • Loan collection officers work with borrowers to help them find ways to make payments on a loan even after a payment or payments have been missed.
  • Loan underwriters determine whether a client is credit worthy by verifying their financial information and assessing their financial background.
  • Mortgage loan officers work on loans related to real estate, which could include the purchase of a home, property or buildings that are either commercial or residential-based.

Students in a loan officer degree program should work to gain skills and knowledge related to:

  • General business accounting
  • Financial statements
  • Software-related programs
  • Credit scores
  • Verification of financial documents

Loan Officer Certification and Licensing

Licensing is mandatory for loan officers in most states, and requirements can vary by state. Most licenses need to be renewed on an annual basis. Be sure to visit the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry Center for more information on these requirements, but generally applicants must:

  • Pass a credit history
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass an exam

Certification is not necessary for the field, but is available through the American Bankers Association and the Mortgage Bankers Association. The BLS reports that certification allows a loan officer to demonstrate they have reached a certain level of expertise and also could be helpful to procuring better job opportunities.

Resources for Loan Officers

  • American Bankers Association
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • National Association of Mortgage Loan Officers
  • Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry Resource Center

Sources:

  1. Loan Officers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2014. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132072.htm
  2. Loan Officers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Jan. 8, 2014. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/loan-officers.htm
  3. Rasmussen College. http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/business/accounting/
  4. Finance Bachelor's Degree, University of Maryland University College. http://www.umuc.edu/academic-programs/bachelors-degrees/finance-major.cfm
  5. Finance Degree, The University of Tampa. https://www.ut.edu/finance/
  6. Real Estate Loan Originator Certificate, North Seattle College. https://northseattle.edu/certificates/real-estate-loan-originator-certificate
  7. Loan Originator License, Champions School of Real Estate. https://www.championsschool.com/loan-originator-school/loan-originator-license-courses.php

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
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Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Loan Officer Schools jobs , as of 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Birmingham 1500 $56,120
Hoover 1500 $56,120
Montgomery 340 $44,580
Huntsville 310 $63,340
Tuscaloosa 240 $61,680
Mobile 220 $64,110
Foley 110 $68,020
Fairhope 110 $68,020
Daphne 110 $68,020
Muscle Shoals 90 $51,120
Florence 90 $51,120
Gadsden 50 $49,320
Dothan 50 $61,860
Decatur 40 $55,220
Opelika N/A $73,450
Auburn N/A $73,450
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 590 $58,990
Fairbanks 50 $61,670
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 8510 $62,180
Phoenix 8510 $62,180
Mesa 8510 $62,180
Yuma 120 $64,660
Prescott 40 $72,010
Lake Havasu City 40 $79,490
Kingman 40 $79,490
Tucson N/A $54,150
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 580 $55,510
North Little Rock 580 $55,510
Little Rock 580 $55,510
Jonesboro 100 $59,160
Pine Bluff 80 $48,110
Hot Springs 70 $57,670
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 17470 $69,270
Los Angeles 17470 $69,270
Long Beach 17470 $69,270
San Francisco 5520 $80,910
Oakland 5520 $80,910
Hayward 5520 $80,910
Carlsbad 2860 $77,290
San Diego 2860 $77,290
San Bernardino 2650 $60,960
Ontario 2650 $60,960
Riverside 2650 $60,960
Oxnard 1340 $52,120
Ventura 1340 $52,120
Thousand Oaks 1340 $52,120
San Jose 1320 $73,440
Sunnyvale 1320 $73,440
Santa Clara 1320 $73,440
Fresno 550 $73,010
Santa Rosa 450 $66,830
Bakersfield 360 $63,900
Lodi 310 $76,570
Stockton 310 $76,570
Vallejo 270 $68,180
Fairfield 270 $68,180
Merced 210 $55,560
Santa Maria 210 $67,770
Santa Barbara 210 $67,770
Modesto 190 $68,410
Salinas 190 $86,430
Porterville 170 $61,840
Visalia 170 $61,840
Arroyo Grande 160 $68,600
San Luis Obispo 160 $68,600
Paso Robles 160 $68,600
Redding 140 $70,910
Santa Cruz 90 $75,320
Watsonville 90 $75,320
Chico 80 $74,650
El Centro 80 $82,690
Yuba City 70 $78,340
Napa 60 $63,970
Arden N/A $73,190
Sacramento N/A $73,190
Roseville N/A $73,190
Arcade N/A $73,190
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 3830 $64,550
Denver 3830 $64,550
Lakewood 3830 $64,550
Colorado Springs 320 $69,950
Fort Collins 210 $90,480
Boulder 170 $71,260
Greeley 130 $65,790
Grand Junction 90 $81,950
Pueblo 50 $63,280
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Hartford 850 $63,780
West Hartford 850 $63,780
Hartford 850 $63,780
Stamford 730 $79,000
Norwalk 730 $79,000
Bridgeport 730 $79,000
New Haven 260 $90,910
Danbury 140 $103,190
Waterbury 40 $66,970
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 120 $76,660
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Palm Beach 5840 $75,960
Miami 5840 $75,960
Fort Lauderdale 5840 $75,960
Tampa 3970 $74,680
Clearwater 3970 $74,680
St. Petersburg 3970 $74,680
Jacksonville 3790 $68,520
Kissimmee 2510 $64,520
Sanford 2510 $64,520
Orlando 2510 $64,520
North Port 450 $67,730
Bradenton 450 $67,730
Sarasota 450 $67,730
Winter Haven 390 $79,840
Lakeland 390 $79,840
Cape Coral 350 $68,470
Fort Myers 350 $68,470
Marco Island 350 $74,840
Naples 350 $74,840
Immokalee 350 $74,840
Port St. Lucie 300 $55,620
Fort Walton Beach 300 $58,440
Destin 300 $58,440
Crestview 300 $58,440
Ferry Pass 300 $60,320
Pensacola 300 $60,320
Brent 300 $60,320
Melbourne 290 $69,420
Titusville 290 $69,420
Palm Bay 290 $69,420
Ocala 230 $73,150
Gainesville 220 $62,980
Tallahassee 210 $59,010
Panama City 190 $56,730
Punta Gorda 40 $83,070
Homosassa Springs N/A $63,150
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sandy Springs 4620 $61,670
Atlanta 4620 $61,670
Roswell 4620 $61,670
Gainesville 420 $71,650
Savannah 250 $60,220
Macon 140 $59,890
Valdosta 130 $48,490
Albany 110 $44,230
Clarke County 90 $84,160
Athens 90 $84,160
Dalton 80 $31,170
Hinesville 60 N/A
Warner Robins 60 $49,620
Rome 60 $53,400
Brunswick 50 $52,430
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 920 $53,380
Lahaina 130 $67,980
Wailuku 130 $67,980
Kahului 130 $67,980
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pocatello 310 $40,550
Coeur d'Alene 290 $61,430
Idaho Falls 180 $44,780
Boise City N/A $57,170
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 350 $63,710
Peoria 260 $50,560
Urbana 260 $61,470
Champaign 260 $61,470
Rockford 240 $53,700
Bloomington 90 $52,870
Decatur 80 $39,670
Kankakee 60 $43,610
Danville N/A $63,560
Marion N/A $66,190
Carbondale N/A $66,190
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fort Wayne 270 $62,950
Goshen 120 $71,700
Elkhart 120 $71,700
Terre Haute 110 $53,150
Muncie 110 $58,360
Bloomington 90 $51,740
West Lafayette 80 $56,390
Lafayette 80 $56,390
La Porte 70 $49,140
Michigan City 70 $49,140
Columbus 60 $45,870
Kokomo 60 $54,640
Carmel N/A $61,390
Anderson N/A $61,390
Indianapolis N/A $61,390
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 1710 $59,940
Des Moines 1710 $59,940
Cedar Rapids 620 $70,610
Waterloo 160 $53,630
Cedar Falls 160 $53,630
Dubuque 140 $61,750
Ames 140 $62,630
Iowa City 140 $80,300
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 490 $62,490
Topeka 350 $59,780
Manhattan 100 $76,450
Lawrence 90 $58,590
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fayette 500 $72,200
Lexington 500 $72,200
Owensboro 200 $49,520
Bowling Green 190 $59,530
Fort Knox 140 $60,960
Elizabethtown 140 $60,960
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
New Orleans 890 $46,530
Metairie 890 $46,530
Baton Rouge 680 $54,510
Lafayette 450 $44,580
Bossier City 360 $38,630
Shreveport 360 $38,630
Lake Charles 160 $43,420
Houma 160 $48,740
Thibodaux 160 $48,740
Monroe 150 $39,030
Alexandria 150 $42,730
Hammond 130 $47,270
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 400 $59,600
Portland 400 $59,600
Auburn 180 $52,060
Lewiston 180 $52,060
Bangor 140 $53,850
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 2350 $56,090
Towson 2350 $56,090
Columbia 2350 $56,090
Lexington Park 30 $79,630
California 30 $79,630
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 100 $75,160
Gardner 70 $63,360
Leominster 70 $63,360
New Bedford 50 $63,830
Pittsfield N/A $54,810
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dearborn 4570 $44,860
Warren 4570 $44,860
Detroit 4570 $44,860
Grand Rapids 930 $49,850
Wyoming 930 $49,850
Lansing 340 $67,140
East Lansing 340 $67,140
Portage 300 $53,930
Kalamazoo 300 $53,930
Flint 220 $79,390
Bay City 140 $47,620
Saginaw 120 $38,890
Niles 120 $48,640
Benton Harbor 120 $48,640
Jackson 70 $37,490
Muskegon 50 $47,260
Midland 40 $44,890
Ann Arbor N/A $61,090
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
St. Cloud 340 $55,230
Rochester 300 $53,260
Mankato 100 $63,160
North Mankato 100 $63,160
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 620 $64,040
Pascagoula 190 $40,720
Biloxi 190 $40,720
Gulfport 190 $40,720
Hattiesburg N/A $69,540
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 600 $69,710
Columbia 480 $39,340
Jefferson City 220 $52,970
Joplin 120 $56,350
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 330 $56,610
Missoula 130 $64,790
Great Falls 70 $47,300
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 440 $76,010
Grand Island 160 $69,150
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 1710 $64,130
Henderson 1710 $64,130
Las Vegas 1710 $64,130
Reno 350 $68,690
Carson City 30 $79,770
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 270 $76,400
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 300 $67,460
Hammonton 70 $54,790
Atlantic City 70 $54,790
Ocean City 50 $59,480
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 600 $49,900
Las Cruces 110 $67,510
Santa Fe 100 $57,210
Farmington 50 $31,430
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheektowaga 860 $52,380
Buffalo 860 $52,380
Niagara Falls 860 $52,380
Albany 580 $57,250
Schenectady 580 $57,250
Troy 580 $57,250
Rochester 570 $68,470
Syracuse 490 $62,160
Utica 270 $50,490
Rome 270 $50,490
Binghamton 70 $44,400
Ithaca 60 N/A
Glens Falls 60 $33,940
Elmira 60 $45,960
Fort Drum 60 $54,580
Watertown 60 $54,580
Kingston N/A $54,130
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 2270 $62,570
Winston 1040 $55,860
Salem 1040 $55,860
Greensboro 1020 $41,570
High Point 1020 $41,570
Durham 460 $73,210
Chapel Hill 460 $73,210
Wilmington 440 $58,070
Asheville 350 $57,410
Morganton 250 $57,670
Lenoir 250 $57,670
Hickory 250 $57,670
Fayetteville 250 $59,890
Greenville 150 $61,770
Burlington 120 $78,260
Jacksonville 110 $58,240
Rocky Mount 100 $56,570
New Bern 50 $61,130
Goldsboro N/A $52,470
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 160 $65,820
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 2980 $58,100
Cleveland 2410 $70,530
Elyria 2410 $70,530
Toledo 460 $56,020
Akron 320 $59,060
Massillon 200 $44,990
Canton 200 $44,990
Lima 60 $54,670
Dayton N/A $47,980
Springfield N/A $57,980
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 1510 $52,810
Tulsa 960 $53,760
Lawton 80 $67,790
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salem 350 $71,800
Eugene 250 $52,990
Medford 160 $51,070
Redmond 150 $56,700
Bend 150 $56,700
Albany 50 $53,920
Corvallis 40 $65,330
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 3670 $56,450
Harrisburg 530 $46,460
Carlisle 530 $46,460
Scranton 410 $50,150
Wilkes 410 $50,150
Hazleton 410 $50,150
Barre 410 $50,150
Lancaster 360 $61,800
Reading 180 $62,860
Erie 110 $47,430
Johnstown 110 $50,020
Chambersburg 100 $56,910
Waynesboro 100 $56,910
Altoona 80 $53,280
Lebanon 60 $47,380
East Stroudsburg 50 $69,160
Williamsport 40 $55,800
Berwick 40 $59,540
Bloomsburg 40 $59,540
York N/A $60,510
Hanover N/A $60,510
State College N/A $66,850
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Carolina 1420 $28,110
Caguas 1420 $28,110
San Juan 1420 $28,110
Isabela 70 $27,280
Aguadilla 70 $27,280
Arecibo 40 $31,690
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Mauldin 860 $50,850
Greenville 860 $50,850
Anderson 860 $50,850
Columbia 840 $63,610
North Charleston 540 $60,940
Charleston 540 $60,940
Spartanburg 270 $48,760
Florence 120 $62,660
Beaufort 110 $61,770
Hilton Head Island 110 $61,770
Bluffton 110 $61,770
Sumter 40 $55,150
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 620 $61,470
Rapid City 160 $58,380
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Murfreesboro 2160 $65,190
Franklin 2160 $65,190
Davidson 2160 $65,190
Nashville 2160 $65,190
Knoxville 980 $56,030
Johnson City 230 N/A
Jackson 100 $66,910
Morristown 50 $70,930
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dallas 9300 $66,730
Arlington 9300 $66,730
Fort Worth 9300 $66,730
Houston 4150 $92,290
The Woodlands 4150 $92,290
Sugar Land 4150 $92,290
New Braunfels 2540 $62,710
San Antonio 2540 $62,710
Austin 1220 N/A
Round Rock 1220 N/A
El Paso 340 $45,320
McAllen 300 $77,110
Mission 300 $77,110
Edinburg 300 $77,110
Amarillo 240 $89,350
Corpus Christi 200 $48,610
Lubbock 200 $81,460
Tyler 190 $85,690
Longview 170 $54,560
Waco 170 $62,130
Beaumont 160 $59,630
Port Arthur 160 $59,630
College Station 140 $84,210
Bryan 140 $84,210
Wichita Falls 130 $65,600
Temple 130 $73,060
Killeen 130 $73,060
Abilene 110 $68,960
Laredo 100 $94,930
Midland 90 $45,830
Denison 80 $76,750
Sherman 80 $76,750
Odessa 50 $64,240
San Angelo 50 $71,430
Victoria 50 $91,690
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 2770 $51,660
Clearfield 810 $42,860
Ogden 810 $42,860
Orem 530 $63,880
Provo 530 $63,880
St. George 140 $52,620
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 290 $60,990
Burlington 290 $60,990
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 1880 $64,380
Roanoke 350 $64,350
Harrisonburg 230 $43,260
Charlottesville 160 $66,430
Staunton 120 $48,910
Waynesboro 120 $48,910
Lynchburg 120 $53,800
Christiansburg 110 $64,930
Radford 110 $64,930
Blacksburg 110 $64,930
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Tacoma 4020 $65,250
Bellevue 4020 $65,250
Seattle 4020 $65,250
Spokane Valley 750 $58,660
Spokane 750 $58,660
Kennewick 240 $62,560
Richland 240 $62,560
Bellingham 230 $55,430
Tumwater 220 $53,660
Olympia 220 $53,660
Silverdale 160 $53,410
Bremerton 160 $53,410
Mount Vernon 120 $55,120
Anacortes 120 $55,120
Wenatchee 90 $80,650
Walla Walla 30 $78,620
Yakima N/A $69,950
Longview N/A $79,500
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 80 $45,540
Morgantown 70 $69,640
Vienna 40 $37,230
Parkersburg 40 $37,230
Beckley N/A $84,090
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Allis 2420 $62,080
Waukesha 2420 $62,080
Milwaukee 2420 $62,080
Madison 710 $67,190
Green Bay 330 $67,170
Wausau 260 $59,880
Neenah 250 $54,350
Oshkosh 250 $54,350
Appleton 210 $58,340
Racine 140 $58,950
Eau Claire 140 $69,940
Beloit 130 $64,660
Janesville 130 $64,660
Fond du Lac 110 $59,260
Sheboygan 100 $70,800
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheyenne 130 $41,110
Casper 100 $68,570

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2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Banking And Credit 284,610 88% $53,850
Business Management 10,690 3% $58,100
Real Estate 4,890 1% $60,910
Government 4,810 1% $67,360
Insurance 4,640 1% $56,970
Securities And Investment 4,440 1% $64,090
Professional And Technical Services 3,620 1% $60,010
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  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
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Programs
  • Certificate - Business Administration (Accounting)
  • Certificate - Business Administration (Management)
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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Programs
  • Master of Arts in Economics

Change the World with American University

Be a part of something bigger than yourself. At American University, we strive to help you develop your professional interests and indulge in your passion for making a difference. Our online degree programs allow you to gain the advanced skills for active leadership in a variety of fields.

Set Yourself Apart at American University

At American University, our smart, passionate and engaged students and faculty focus their knowledge to create meaningful change. Our strengths in international service and public affairs inspire our sense of social responsibility and a dedication to cultural and intellectual diversity. We're defined by our global perspective, practical idealism and a dedication to public service.

Programs
  • Master of Governmental Accounting (Online)
  • Ranked among the Best Business Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked the #1 Public MBA program in the NYC region in 2014 by the U.S. News and World Report.
  • Educates about 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students per academic year at two campuses in New Jersey as well as five satellite locations in New Jersey and Singapore.
  • The only public university in New Jersey in the Association of American Universities (AAU), a group comprising of North America’s 63 leading research universities.
Programs
  • Certificate - Business Office Administration

You can advance your career with a degree from Charter College Online. We offer several Associates and Bachelors degrees in the business, health care, accounting and legal fields. Our accelerated programs are designed to help you complete your degree as quickly as possible. We offer year-round classes and flexible scheduling - study anytime from anywhere. We help students get not only with the technical skills necessary for success, but also job search and placement assistance so you can find new opportunities after graduation.

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Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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