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The Top Five University Islamic Banks in the U.S.



MUSLIMCREED More and more students are turning to Islamic banking as a source of higher education. This means that universities are starting to offer courses in Islamic banking and finance to meet the demand for qualified workers who can perform sharia-compliant transactions. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top five university Islamic banks in the U.S. (in alphabetical order).


North Carolina State University

Ranked as one of the top universities in America, North Carolina State University is home to over 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university offers a state-of-the-art research park that attracts businesses from all over the world. 

With so many opportunities for students, it's not surprising that NCSU ranks among the top five universities with Islamic Banking Programs. In fact, it was ranked number one for 2015 by The Muslim World League Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (WEMLEO). 

What makes this ranking even more impressive is that there are only two universities on the list that offer both Islamic banking and Sharia-compliant finance majors: North Carolina State University and Auburn University.


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Georgetown University

Georgetown is a private research university in Washington, D.C., with two campuses, one specializing in international affairs and public health, and the other for law. It was founded by Jesuits in 1789 and is an example of a Jesuit university. 

Georgetown offers undergraduate degrees in over seventy fields of study across four schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Continuing Studies, and Professional Programs. Their main campus sits on 27 acres in the heart of D.C., and has been named among America's Most Beautiful Campuses by Forbes magazine. 

The American College Dublin - Ireland's only independent, nonprofit liberal arts college - offers a range of courses from undergraduate certificates to postgraduate master’s degrees including International Relations, Development Studies and Economics as well as courses for children aged 3-18 years old.


Stanford University

At Stanford, more than 85% of students graduate with no student debt. Stanford is a private school and is considered one of the top universities in the world. It's well known for its prestigious academics and its sports programs, as well as having one of the most beautiful campuses around. 

Founded in 1891 by Jane and Leland Stanford, the university’s motto is Die Luft der Freiheit weht. (the air of freedom blows). Johns Hopkins University: The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies was established in 1943. 

The school offers multiple degrees including Bachelor of Arts in international studies or history, Bachelor of Science degree in economics or finance, Master of Arts degrees in international relations and international business administration, and a Doctorate degree program.


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Harvard University

Harvard is one of the world's most prestigious universities, and it is also one of America's oldest institutions of higher education. Founded in 1636, Harvard has been educating students for over three centuries and offers degrees across a wide range of disciplines including arts, law, medicine and business. 

The university also hosts famous alumni including John Adams (2nd President of the United States) and JK Rowling (author of Harry Potter). It operates 11 separate schools including the undergraduate college; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; professional schools such as Business, Education, Engineering, Law and Medicine; as well as other graduate schools such as Dental Medicine.


Yale University

Yale's endowment is worth $25 billion, making it the second-largest university endowment in the world after Harvard. Yale has a strong focus on research and is one of only a few schools to offer graduate programs in computer science, engineering, and applied mathematics. It also offers top level social sciences such as Economics, Political Science and Geography. It is also home to the largest school of management in the country, with almost 2,000 students enrolled at Yale SOM.

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