Top-5 national rankings have been awarded to two undergraduate programs from the Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management department at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.
In separate metric-based ranking surveys, the Fox School’s Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program received a No. 1 national ranking, while the Actuarial Science program earned a No. 5 ranking among U.S. programs.
“Our undergraduate majors, both in Risk Management and Insurance and in Actuarial Science, have long been viewed as premier North American programs,” said Dr. R.B. Drennan, Chair of Fox’s Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management department. “These rankings are powerful affirmation of our rich history, talented students, and dedicated faculty.”
The Fox School’s RMI program is one of only 20 recent recipients globally of the International Insurance Society’s Global Centers of Insurance Excellence designation. The school’s program, which was founded in 1914, is the nation’s oldest, continuously running program of its kind. It is also considered one of the largest, with more than 475 students.
The RMI ranking methodology scored programs based upon the size and quality of their graduating RMI classes, whether the programs are housed in dedicated RMI departments, and student access to the Gamma Iota Sigma international professional fraternity, according to Online Accounting Programs, which ranked the nation’s top-15 undergraduate programs.
Additionally, the Fox School’s Actuarial Science major also received accolades. College Choice recently named it the fifth-best program of its kind in the United States, in a recent ranking of the nation’s top-35 programs. It also has been judged as the nation’s top-value actuarial science program.
The program has for many years maintained its designation as one of few Centers of Actuarial Excellence, earning recertification in 2016. A rare distinction, CAE designation is awarded by the Society of Actuaries by colleges and universities that meet stringent requirements in degree curriculum, graduate count, faculty composition, graduate quality, and beyond.
Founded in the 1960s, the Fox School’s Actuarial Science program integrates exam preparation into coursework and offers challenging curriculum, a wealth of networking opportunities, access to top industry professionals, and personalized service through advising.