2015 Directory Risk Management and Insurance SchoolsPosted On: Dec. 18, 2015 11:56 AM CST
With some 25% of their workforces set to reach retirement age by 2018, the risk management and insurance industries are stepping up recruiting efforts.
They are being helped by targeted college programs and in-house apprenticeships, among others. In 2015, the top 20 undergraduate risk management and insurance programs in the country, as surveyed by Business Insurance, saw combined enrollment increase 17% from 2014.
Companies including Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. and American International Group Inc. are taking a more direct route, teaming up with nearby schools to create apprenticeship programs. Even chapters of the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. are facilitating training and recruitment.
Besides reports on these and other topics, the 2015 Business Insurance directory of risk management schools lists the nation's top colleges for those interested in risk management and insurance careers. It includes information on programs offered; accreditation status; number of courses offered, including online; faculty numbers; and supplemental programs such as international exchange programs and internships. Some schools also report their placement rates.
RankUniversityUndergraduatesNumber of courses1Temple University475122University of Georgia472103University of Wisconsin-Madison31694University of South Carolina26165Appalachian State University185106Florida State University168107Illinois State University16598St. John's University142109University of Mississippi141610St. Joseph University of Philadelphia134711Olivet College1332512Troy University127713Indiana State University1151114Georgia State University1071215St. Mary's University105316East Carolina University85617Missouri State University81718University of Louisiana at Monroe75719University of Hartford68720University of Central Arkansas678