Financial literacy is important because it leads to better financial decision making, but has been severely lacking in college students due to poor or nonexistent high school education. Our goals were to find the current state of WPI student financial literacy and to determine whether past education has been effective, as well as finding the optimal educational method for WPI students. These goals were accomplished by surveying and interviewing WPI undergraduates, graduates, alumni, and professionals in the field of finance. We then synthesized all of our collected data and drew conclusions and offered recommendations for the improvement and maintenance of the current programs in order to foster a better financial literacy educational program.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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