Date of Award
Jannetides College of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership
Dr. William Hahn
Recently, there has been a focus in the United States regarding the issue of student debt amount graduating college students. However, the bigger issue being overlooked is the lack of financial literacy among that population upon graduation. Students graduate unprepared to make the financial decisions required upon entering the workforce. Colleges have an opportunity to provide financial education increase financial capability amount students. This research focuses on the perceived financial literacy of students to determine if they feel prepared for graduation. It then evaluates the role their university played in their graduation readiness relating to financial capability. The research also examined the recommendations students had for their university relating to financial literacy resources. The participant’s university did not provide any classes or financial resources, which factored into the students lack of personal financial literacy and their feelings being unprepared for graduation.
Lilienthal, Madison, "THE PERCEIVED FINANCIAL LITERACY OF COLLEGE STUDENTS AND A UNIVERSITY’S INFLUENCE ON POST-GRADUATION FINANCIAL READINESS" (2023). Selected Honors Theses. 173.