BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 investment options

Your investment strategy should match your college savings goals. BlackRock CollegeAdvantage offers three distinct investment approaches, allowing you to choose the option(s) that best fits your needs.

Important plan changes 

Target date

The target date options put the expertise of BlackRock to work for you. These options are designed to fit a particular investment time horizon for the expected college enrollment year of the beneficiary. As the target date investment option approaches its named target date, the investment options will migrate into the BlackRock College Enrollment Option. Within the target date portfolios, you may choose between the following options based upon specific savings goals.

BlackRock College 2038
BlackRock College 2035
BlackRock College 2032
BlackRock College 2027
BlackRock College 2024
BlackRock College 2020
BlackRock College Enrollment

Target risk

The target risk options are designed to have a relatively constant exposure to equities, fixed income and money market securities throughout the life of the account, rather than a decreasing exposure to equities and an increasing exposure to fixed income and money market securities as the beneficiary gets older. Within the target risk portfolios, you may choose between the following options based on your specific savings goals.

Aggressive Growth

Single strategy

Within the single strategy options, BlackRock CollegeAdvantage allows you and your clients to choose among 17 investment strategies. In general, the risk level of these options increases as you move from money markets to fixed income to balanced to equity options, but that is not always the case.


Capital Appreciation
Equity Dividend
BlackRock Advantage International Option
BlackRock Advantage Large Cap Core Option
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF Option
iShares Russell 2000 ETF Option
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF Option
iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF Option*
Voya Small Company Option*

Fixed income

High Yield Bond
Inflation Protected Bond
Strategic Income Opportunities
Wells Fargo Advantage Core Bond Option*


Global Allocation
Multi-Asset Income


Money Market


For more information, call 866-529-8582.