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ALFRED STATE COLLEGE, SUNY
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Alfred, New York

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in financial planning

Enrollment: 50

Faculty: 1 full-time; 3 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1

Tuition: $21,912 per year, including fee

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 99%

Overview: Students take nine financial planning classes and a semester-long internship, according to Assistant Professor Scott DuMond. Students also regularly attend meetings and conferences through the FPA student chapter.
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
Muncie, Indiana

CFP Board-registered programs: B.A. or B.S. with financial planning minor

Enrollment: 85

Faculty: 5 full-time; 1 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $8,014 per year for Indiana residents; $24,794 for out-of-state residents

Clubs: Finance Society

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: In its third year, the program has had substantial growth — due in part to the flexibility of being partially offered online, according to Lois Largent, administrative coordinator with the department of finance and insurance.
BERKELEY COLLEGE
New York

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in financial services

Enrollment: 57

Faculty: 2 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $11,000 a semester for 15 credits

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: 90%

Overview: The program provides students with courses in technology, entrepreneurship and finance besides the CFP Board-required courses. Students graduate with improved job potential as a result, according to Joanne Snider, program director and assistant chair of finance and accounting.
BIOLA UNIVERSITY
La Mirada, California

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in business with concentration in financial planning; financial planning minor

Enrollment: 21

Faculty: 1 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: N/A

Tuition: $41,976 per year

Clubs: FPA of Biola University

Job placement rate: The program just graduated its first group of five students.

Overview: Classes are biblically integrated so students can build a bridge between the practical and spiritual lives of their clients, according to Shane Enete, associate professor of finance. Classes are available live online to full-time students.
BRYANT UNIVERSITY
Smithfield, Rhode Island

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A with concentration in financial services

Enrollment: 35

Faculty: 12

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $45,000 per year

Clubs: FPA Student Chapter, Finance Association, Smart Women in Finance and Financial Inclusion Society

Job placement rate: 99%

Overview: The program provides exceptional opportunity for experiential learning through internships, its partnership with the local FPA Chapter and alumni participation, according to lecturer Mara Derderian.
CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
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Thousand Oaks, California

CFP Board-registered programs: M.B.A. in financial planning; financial planning minor; M.S. in financial planning

Enrollment: 61 M.B.A. students; 9 M.S. students; 3 undergraduate minors

Faculty: 3 full-time; 16 adjunct

Tuition: $855 per credit unit for M.B.A. and M.S. programs

Clubs: FPA Ventura County Student Chapter; Finance Club; Investment Club

Job placement rate: Graduate level students are working professionals.

Overview: Graduate programs are offered online, and the minor is offered on campus, says Cynthia Gerther, program manager. There is a graduate-level scholarship for Latinx women seeking an M.B.A. in financial planning.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON
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Fullerton, California

CFP Board-registered programs: B.A. in business administration with professional certificate in personal financial planning

Enrollment: 14

Faculty: 9 full-time; 9 adjunct

Tuition: $2,871 per semester for California residents; $8,811 for nonresidents. Most students qualify for scholarships.

Clubs: FPA student chapter, the Society of Financial Service Professionals

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The program, housed in the Mihaylo College of Business, is the 2019 recipient of the $25,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Grant for emerging planning programs. The grant will help advance the program’s practical approach to education, according to David Nanigan, program director.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
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Northridge, California

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance with financial planning option

Enrollment: 137

Faculty: 12 full-time; 4 adjuncts

Student-to-faculty ratio: 26:1

Tuition: $2,871 per semester

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 80%

Overview: The program is diverse, consisting of about 50% minorities, says the program director, Inga Timmerman.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO
Sacramento, California

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in finance with financial planning track

Enrollment: 50

Faculty: 6 full-time; 4 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 25:1

Tuition: $3,684 per semester

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The FPA student chapter participates regularly in monthly meetings and events of the local FPA chapter, says Eric C. Lin, professor of finance.
CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY
Buies Creek, North Carolina

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in trust and wealth management (pre-law and five year M.B.A. programs available); financial planning minor; master of trust and wealth management

Enrollment: About 160 to 180 in undergraduate programs; 15 to 20 in five-year undergraduate/M.B.A programs; 15 to 20 in master of trust and wealth management

Faculty: 4 full-time; 7 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $43,000 a year for undergraduate programs; $32,000 for graduate

Clubs: Gilbert T. Stephenson Trust Club; Investment Club

Job placement rate: 85%

Overview: Over 95% are placed within one month of graduation, according to the program director, Jimmy Witherspoon. Multiple degree options allow students to pursue M.B.A.s and law degrees as well as CFP certification.
CARROLL COLLEGE
Helena, Montana

CFP Board-registered programs: B.A. in business administration with financial planning track

Enrollment: 14

Faculty: 2

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Tuition: $36,280 per year

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: The program is in its inaugural year.

Overview: The only CFP Board-registered undergraduate financial planning program in Montana, Carroll’s program welcomes local practitioners to discuss timely topics and share experiences with students, according to the program director, Julia Mull. Extracurricular projects include implementing a peer mentoring program for all students.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in personal financial planning

Enrollment: 40

Faculty: 6

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $412 per credit hour

Clubs: Future Financial Advisors Association

Job placement rate: 90%

Overview: Under a partnership with the FPA, every student can be assigned a professional mentor to help guide them with career choices, according to the program director, Mark VanVoorhees. This interaction with working professionals has helped with job placement.
CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Ellensburg, Washington

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in personal financial planning; B.S.B.A. with personal financial planning specialization

Enrollment: 50

Faculty: 2

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $7,900 per semester

Clubs: Future Financial Planners of Central Washington University

Job placement rate: 90%

Overview: The program is the only CFP Board-registered full undergraduate degree in the Pacific Northwest, says Steele Campbell, an assistant professor.
CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Clarion, Pennsylvania

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in business with concentration in finance, personal financial planning track

Enrollment: 30

Faculty: 2 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: $4,858 per semester and $1,717 in fees for full-time Pennsylvania residents; $5,787 and $1,783 in fees for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter, Financial Management Association

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: The program is highly involved in national planning competitions and has had increased success in placing students in full-time planning careers and professional internships, says the finance department chairman, Jeffrey Eicher.
CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY
Atlanta

CFP Board-registered programs: B.A. with a dual concentration in finance and financial planning; financial planning minor

Enrollment: Approximately 50

Faculty: 4 full-time; 1-2 adjuncts

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: About $862 per credit hour

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 85%-95%

Overview: Clark Atlanta University, a historically black college and university (HBCU), is part of the Atlanta University Center along with Spelman and Morehouse College. Students from all three participate in CAU’s Financial Planning Program. This program is well-connected to professionals within the financial services industry and is proud of its near perfect placement rate, according to the program director, Crystal Hudson.
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
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Clemson, South Carolina

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in financial management with financial planning emphasis

Enrollment: 90

Faculty: 5 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $27,598 per year for South Carolina residents; $49,352 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Student Investment Club

Job placement rate: 90%

Overview: The program focuses on giving students hands-on training through intensive role playing in their capstone projects, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service learning requirements and serving as on-campus peer-to-peer financial coaches, according to Josh Harris program coordinator.
COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS
Chicopee, Massachusetts

CFP Board-registered programs: M.S. in accounting and financial planning; M.B.A. in financial planning

Enrollment: 8

Faculty: 1 full-time; 6 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1

Tuition: $823 per credit, $538 comprehensive fee; $100 per-semester fee

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: The programs provide relevant and current knowledge as well as soft skills, sales and communication training to build trust and create long-lasting client relationships in financial planning, according to Amanda Garcia, associate professor of accounting.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Fort Collins, Colorado

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. with concentration in financial planning

Enrollment: 60

Faculty: 9 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $12,058 per year for Colorado residents; $30,780 for nonresidents

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: 90%

Overview: The relatively small cohort of financial planning students benefit from the resources of a large, traditional finance program, according to the program director, Chris Stein.
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
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Omaha, Nebraska

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in business with finance major and financial planning track; M.B.A. with concentration in personal financial planning

Enrollment: Approximately 18-30

Faculty: 6 full-time; 3 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $39,630 per year for undergraduate business students; $896 per credit hour for on-campus graduate students

Clubs: FPA student chapter; affiliated with Nebraska FPA chapter

Job placement rate: 99%

Overview: The program’s internship network of financial planning and wealth management firms helps students gain practical hands-on experience to pave the way for job offers and an easier career transition, according to the executive director, Edward Horwitz.
DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY
Dover, Delaware

CFP Board-registered programs: Financial planning minor

Enrollment: 15

Faculty: 2

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $8,258 per year for Delaware residents; $17,294 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter; National Association of Black Accountants chapter

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: The second financial planning program to be housed at an HBCU, the minor at Delaware State aims to provide students of all academic backgrounds the opportunity to study financial planning from a multi-disciplinary approach, according to the program director, Nandita Das. The program is committed to addressing the need for CFP professionals of color and women.
EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY
Portales, New Mexico

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. with financial planning concentration

Enrollment: 113

Faculty: 2 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15-20:1

Tuition: $3,225 per semester for New Mexico residents; $4,224 for nonresidents

Clubs: Accounting and Finance Club

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: All courses are offered online and can be completed in one academic year, says the program director, David Hemley.
EDINBORO UNIVERSITY
CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in business administration with personal financial planning concentration; financial planning minor

Enrollment: Approximately 40

Faculty: 4

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $3,858 per semester for Pennsylvania residents; $5,787 for nonresidents

Clubs: Edinboro University Personal Financial Planning Club

Job placement rate: 100% within the School of Business

Overview: Students attend several professional conferences and career days including the FPA Annual Conference and the CFP Board’s registered program conference, according to Michael Engdhal, chairman of the department of business and economics.
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY
Teaneck, New Jersey

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance with concentration in financial planning and wealth management

Enrollment: 8

Faculty: 9 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1 in financial planning and wealth management; 21:1 across the College of Business

Tuition: $41,154 a year at the Metro Campus; $43,654 at the Florham Campus

Clubs: Beta Alpha Psi; Investment Club

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: Students receive multiple opportunities for professional development and internships. Courses are taught by faculty with deep academic and professional experience in the field, according to J. Daniel Wischnevsky, associate dean for undergraduate programs with the Silberman College of Business.
FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY
Hays, Kansas

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. with finance major and financial planning concentration

Enrollment: 20

Faculty: 5 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: $5,274 per year for Kansas residents; $15,342.90 for nonresidents

Clubs: Finance Club; Economics Club

Job placement rate: 95%

Overview: Students can pursue a double degree in accounting and financial planning, satisfying the education requirements for both the CPA and CFP designations. A double degree in marketing and financial planning is another viable alternative, according to the program director, Tom Johansen.
FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY
Columbus, Ohio

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in financial planning

Enrollment: 76

Faculty: 5

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Tuition: $398 per credit

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 90%

Overview: All courses are taught by faculty with years of industry experience, according to Martina Peng, chair of the department of accounting, finance and economics.
GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY
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Boiling Springs, North Carolina

CFP Board-registered programs: Master of trust and wealth management

Enrollment: 10-20

Faculty: 5-10

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1 universitywide

Tuition: $726 per credit hour

Clubs: Student Investment Club

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: Beyond the CFP exam, students gain in-depth understanding of the fields of study relevant to the Securities Industry Essentials examination. says the program coordinator, Francis Kim.
GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY
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San Francisco

CFP Board-registered programs: M.S. in financial planning

Enrollment: 95

Faculty: 8

Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Tuition: $1,600 per class for the seven CFP certificate classes, plus three electives at $3,270 each to earn M.S. degree

Clubs: The program is deeply integrated with FPA of San Francisco, which holds many meetings on the GGU campus.

Job placement rate: 90%

Overview: The school also offers a unique post-graduate M.S. in advanced financial planning, taught in conjunction with the school’s Braden School of Taxation, which allows those who have passed the CFP exam to take a deep dive into specialty areas of taxation, estate planning or Financial Life Planning, according to the program director, Dave Yeske. All programs are available in the classroom or online.
GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY
Lenexa, Kansas

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in financial planning

Enrollment: 26

Faculty: 5 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $295 per credit hour; $250 per credit hour for active duty military, military veterans, first responders and their spouses/dependents

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: Students hone skills in applying and evaluating theory in an integrated approach to real-life financial planning situations; developing, designing, and maintaining tailored and comprehensive financial plans; and analyzing the ethical responsibility of planners, according to Danielle Gibson, director of institutional research.
HUSSON UNIVERSITY
Bangor, Maine

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in business administration with financial planning concentration

Enrollment: 6

Faculty: 2 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $497 per credit hour

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 96% universitywide

Overview: The new concentration in financial planning complements student work on the Husson Stock Index, which tracks and analyzes 28 companies that are considered to have an effect on the Maine economy, and the James and Carol Carlisle Fund, a student-managed investment fund designed to provide real- life investment management experience, according to Mary Sward, director of content marketing.
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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Normal, Illinois

CFP Board-registered programs: Financial planning minor

Enrollment: 97

Faculty: 9 full-time; 1 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: $11,424 for Illinois residents; $23,048 for nonresidents. Undergraduate tuition is frozen for four years for students entering as freshmen

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 15% (not all students with the minor opt to pursue careers in financial planning)

Overview: The school’s Institute for Financial Planning and Analysis sponsors a speaker series that brings notable alumni to campus, according to Edgar Norton, the Institute’s director. The capstone course in financial planning is taught by an adjunct practitioner from a major firm in the community.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY
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Bloomington, Indiana

CFP Board-registered programs: B.A. in finance with a concentration in financial planning and wealth management, offered through the Charles Schwab Wealth Management Workshop in the Kelley School of Business

Enrollment: 60

Faculty: 3 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: $10,680 per year for Indiana residents; $35,456 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 75%

Overview: Workshops in the business school combine focused academics with special events on and off campus, according to the program director, Erik Benrud. The workshop began with a grant from the Charles Schwab Corp.
INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Marion, Indiana

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in financial planning; M.B.A. in financial planning

Enrollment: 40

Faculty: 2 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: N/A

Tuition: $22,899 per year for undergraduates; $23,478 for graduates

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: 50%

Overview: Both programs use a biblical framework that guides interactions within the financial planning process, according to the program director, Duane Kilty.
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Ames, Iowa

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in financial consulting and planning; M.S. in family and consumer science with a financial planning emphasis

Enrollment: 30 undergrads; 34 graduate

Faculty: 5 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1

Tuition: $4,021 per semester for undergraduate Iowa residents; $11,615 for nonresident undergraduates; $580 per credit hour for graduate programs

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: The programs are hosted in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences. The programs equally emphasize the behavioral and technical sides of financial planning. The school’s Financial Counseling Clinic provides hands-on experience for majors, according to Professor Jonathan Fox.
JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY
University Heights, Ohio

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in finance with concentration in financial planning and wealth management

Enrollment: 30

Faculty: 12 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1 universitywide

Tuition: $55,142 per year in tuition and fees for on-campus students with room and board; $42,910 for commuter students.

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: The program’s first class graduates in May 2020

Overview: The program has a focus on ethics and sustainable/socially responsible investing. The program strives to partner with firms that are mainly fee-based planners, says Xianwu Zhang, assistant professor of finance. ‘
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Manhattan, Kansas

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in personal financial planning; M.S. in personal financial planning; Ph.D. in personal financial planning

Enrollment: 90 undergraduate; 90 graduate; 40 post-graduate

Faculty: 12 full-time; 3 adjuncts

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $312.50 per credit hour on-campus for Kansas residents; $841.70 on-campus for nonresidents; $436.40 for online undergraduate students; $574.20 for online graduate students

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Personal Financial Planning Peer Mentors

Job placement rate: 95%

Overview: All programs are available in online/hybrid formats. The program emphasizes the behavioral side of planning, offering coursework in financial therapy and counseling skills, says the program chairman, Martin Seay.
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Kutztown, Pennsylvania

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. with personal financial planning track

Enrollment: 31

Faculty: 3 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1 universitywide

Tuition: $10,691.80 in tuition and fees per semester for Pennsylvania residents; $12,745.80 for nonresidents.

Clubs: Personal Financial Planning Club

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: There is an active advisory board of successful individuals in the financial services sector who provide valuable insights to students, according to Professor Jonathan Kramer.
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
Lynchburg, Virginia

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in business with financial planning concentration; M.S. in finance with financial planning concentration

Enrollment: 350

Faculty: 3 full-time; 11 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Tuition: $390 per credit hour for full-time online students; $455 for part-time online students; $660 for full-time residential students; $815 for part-time residential students

Clubs: FMA; Student Asset Management club; T3; Liberty University Center for Financial Literacy coaching program

Job placement rate: 95%

Overview: All recent graduates seeking positions in financial services are employed and most receive job offers before graduation, according to the program director, Gene Sullivan. Some students also complete the Kingdom Advisor Core Training (biblical understanding of money and finances), which allows them to purse the Certified Kingdom Advisor designation after completing the requirements to become a CFP. Several students in the undergraduate program serve as peer financial coaches through the Liberty University Center for Financial Literacy coaching program.
LORAS COLLEGE
Dubuque, Iowa

CFP Board-registered programs: Financial planning and wealth management minor

Enrollment: 26

Faculty: 3 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $43,643 per year; 100% of students receive financial aid

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Phi Beta Lambda; Investment Club

Job placement rate: 98% universitywide

Overview: Housed in the oldest higher education institution in Iowa, the undergraduate minor has no prerequisites, allowing students to embrace the liberal arts mentality of studying across disciplines, according to Brian Kallback, the program director.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing, Michigan

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance

Enrollment: 18

Faculty: 1 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Tuition: $573 per credit hour

Clubs: Wealth Management Association; Student Investment Association

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The program, which is in its first year, is housed in the Broad College of Business and focuses on developing the knowledge and skills needed to help guide clients in holistic planning. Students can travel to financial planning conferences and learn from thought leaders who lecture on campus, says the program director, Stephen Schiestel.
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO
Mankato, Minnesota

CFP Board-registered programs: B.A in finance with financial planning concentration; financial planning minor

Enrollment: 70 majors; 13 minors

Faculty: 2 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 25:1

Tuition: $289.11 per credit for 1-11 credits for Minnesota and Manitoba residents and Wisconsin and North Dakota residents with reciprocity; $317.42 for South Dakota residents; $433.70 for Nebraska, Michigan, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio residents; $621.85 for non-reciprocity nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 98%

Overview: The program aims to develop a holistic financial planning graduate, with an emphasis on client interpersonal and relational skill development, as well as hands-on familiarity with advisor technology applications, according to the program director, Dan Hiebert. Through a close relationship with the Minnesota FPA and the school’s proximity to the Twin Cities, students develop close connections with financial services firms, and many find internships and full-time positions in the industry.
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Bozeman, Montana

CFP Board-registered programs: M.S. in family financial planning

Enrollment: 24

Faculty: 2 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $580 per credit hour

Clubs: Students may join FPA online through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance FPA Community

Job placement rate: For those actively seeking a position in the industry, about 80% become financial planners.

Overview: The family financial planning program is offered 100% online, according to M.J. Kabaci, assistant director of family financial planning. Students in the program have successfully transitioned from a variety of careers, including engineering, accounting, law, information technology, education, military service, and human resources.
MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
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Mount Vernon, Ohio

CFP Board-registered programs: Financial planning minor

Enrollment: 20

Faculty: 2 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $29,000 per year

Clubs: Students are actively involved with the Kingdom Advisors Association

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: All students complete training in biblical stewardship, which is heavily influenced by the training offered by Kingdom Advisors, the largest professional association of Christian financial advisors in the U.S., according to Kelly Rush, program coordinator and associate professor. All financial planning students have the opportunity to complete paid internships and most students have job offers before graduation.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Fargo, North Dakota

CFP Board-registered programs: M.S. in human development and family science with a family financial planning emphasis

Enrollment: 15

Faculty: 3

Student-to-faculty ratio: 5:1

Tuition: $580 per credit

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The program is offered 100% online, according to Professor Jim Deal. The program is grounded in family science and human development and helps students develop skills to help families with financial management.
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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Columbus, Ohio

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in consumer and family financial services

Enrollment: 90

Faculty: 8 full-time; 2 adjunct

Tuition: $11,084 per year for Ohio residents; $32,061 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 80%

Overview: The financial planning courses are part of a consumer and family financial services major, which emphasizes personal finance and family financial management, according to the program director, Caezilia Loibl. Subjects include general financial planning, insurance, credit, savings, investments, retirement and estate planning.
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
Stillwater, Oklahoma

CFP Board-registered programs: M.S. in family financial planning

Enrollment: 18

Faculty: 2 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $580 per credit hour, $20,880 for full program

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: 80%

Overview: The program aims to provide high-quality coursework related to the financial needs of individuals and families, and guide students to apply financial planning knowledge that will enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities, according to Shiretta Ownbey, associate dean.
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
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Norfolk, Virginia

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. with financial planning major

Enrollment: 12

Faculty: 10 full-time; 3 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1 universitywide

Tuition: $365 per credit hour

Clubs: Finance Club; all students receive free membership in local FPA chapter

Job placement rate: 99%

Overview: Most students have internships that evolve into full-time employment at graduation, according to Bruce Rubin, associate professor of finance.
OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Bourbonnais, Illinois

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in economics/finance with a concentration in financial planning

Enrollment: 25

Faculty: 3 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: $45,070 per year, including fees and room and board

Clubs: Investment Club; the finance department is a member of the Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: Through student-led leadership, the Investment Club has created a student managed investment fund that enables students to actively manage a portfolio of over $380,000, applying key concepts learned in class to maximize return while minimizing risk, according to Douglas Nielson, associate professor of finance. The program is also incorporating Certified Kingdom Advisor material into its Capstone course.
PENN STATE ERIE — THE BEHREND COLLEGE
Erie, Pennsylvania

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance with financial planning certificate

Enrollment: 75

Faculty: 4 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Tuition: $15,198 for Pennsylvania residents; $24,450 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: The program is available both on-campus and online through Penn State World Campus, according to Richard Hedderick, the program director. It offers several practical learning experiences, including a course on income tax planning, where students have the opportunity to participate in the VITA program. All students can participate in a financial plan competition hosted by the CFA Society Pittsburgh.
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY
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Prairie View, Texas

CFP Board-registered programs: Financial planning minor

Enrollment: 20

Faculty: 3 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $5,316.49 a semester for Texas residents; $12,471.63 a year for nonresidents

Clubs: Prairie View Finance Association; Panthers in the Black

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: The minor is housed in the AACSB-accredited college of business and is open to students from all fields of study. The program is centered on holistic values-based financial planning. The mission is to develop the next generation of diverse financial planners, while providing financial education to the campus and surrounding community, according to the program director, Danny Harvey.
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
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West Lafayette, Indiana

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance with financial planning certificate

Enrollment: 104

Faculty: 3 full-time; 1 adjunct; 1 limited-term lecturer

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $10,000 per year for Indiana residents; $29,000 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 95%

Overview: The counseling and planning major emphasizes next-generation financial planner training in both quantitative and qualitative areas of competency and standards of practice, according to David Evans, program director. Courses include Ethics and Compliance in Financial Planning, Securities Industry Essentials exam preparation and International Marketing.
REGENT UNIVERSITY
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

CFP Board-registered programs: M.A. in financial planning and law

Enrollment: 19

Faculty: 2 full-time; 8 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Tuition: $675 per credit hour; 30-credit-hour program is $20,250

Clubs: The local FPA chapter welcomes students into its NextGen program; Master of Arts in Law Student Association; Phi Alpha Delta; Business Law Society

Job placement rate: 80% (employed in any field)

Overview: The program is offered completely online with select on-campus course options in Virginia Beach, according to Lisa Marie Otto, assistant director. The program is housed in Regent’s School of Law and offers access to the J.D. program ‘s estate planning and tax experts. Coursework employs a Christian perspective and is grounded in legal thought, writing and critical thinking.
ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY
Moon Township, Pennsylvania

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. with concentration in financial planning

Enrollment: 15

Faculty: 7

Student-to-faculty ratio: 30:1

Tuition: $14,965 per semester

Clubs: Financial Management Association

Job placement rate: 95%

Overview: Thanks in part to a large alumni network in nearby Pittsburgh, students find internships and full-time job prospects easily, according to Riza Emekter, department head of finance.
SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY
Philadelphia

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in financial planning; M.S. in financial services

Enrollment: 28 undergrads; 87 graduates

Faculty: 13 full-time; 6 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $46,350 a year for undergrads; $1,075 per credit for master’s students

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: Students can use the school’s Wall Street trading room to access electronic sources of financial and investment data, analytical tools and trading simulations, providing hands-on learning and real-life scenarios that enhance the experience, says Janine Lajeuness, director of M.B.A. and M.S. programs.
SALISBURY UNIVERSITY
Salisbury, Maryland

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance with financial planning track

Enrollment: 165

Faculty: 6 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Tuition: $10,044 per year for Maryland residents; $20,110 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The program was the first undergraduate program in Maryland to register with the CFP Board, according to Tylor Claggett, finance professor.
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
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San Diego

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A.in financial services with a financial planning certificate; M.S.B.A in financial and tax planning

Enrollment: 68

Faculty: 10 full-time; 8 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 26:1

Tuition: $3,755 per semester for undergraduate California residents; $9,695 for undergraduate nonresidents; $7,712 for graduate California residents; $11,467 for graduate nonresidents.

Clubs: FPA student chapter, NexGen chapter; NAPFA affiliation; Finance and Investment Society

Job placement rate: undergraduate 78%; graduate 93%

Overview: The program integrates applied, theoretic and conceptual approaches. Faculty members are active in investments, financial planning and taxation research, according to the program director, Tom Warschauer. The program stresses professional and fiduciary approaches to planning and the 3M communications lab allows students to experience counseling firsthand.
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
South Orange, New Jersey

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in business with a concentration in financial planning; M.B.A. with certificate in financial planning

Enrollment: 50

Faculty: 5

Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Tuition: $1,300 per credit

Clubs: FPA of New Jersey, Investment Club, Women in Business, Black Men of Standard, Association of Latino Professionals for America

Job placement rate: 95%

Overview: The program combines the flexibility of online learning with in-class lessons focused on real life and current issues, according to Mark Schild, assistant dean.
SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY
Shepherdsville, West Virginia

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. with major in business administration and concentration in financial planning

Enrollment: 32

Faculty: 5 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Tuition: $308 per credit hour for West Virginia residents; $745 for nonresidents; 21 hours required to meet financial planning concentration requirements out of a total of 48 to 54 hours for the major

Clubs: FPA student chapter in development

Job placement rate: 70%

Overview: The program is supported by an advisory board of financial professionals through the Rural Financial Planning Project, an initiative that seeks to improve rural Americans’ financial literacy, according to program director Janine Scott. Seniors deliver peer-to-peer financial planning presentations on campus and local high schools.
SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. with concentration in personal financial planning

Enrollment: 53

Faculty: 6

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $25,016 per year

Clubs: Investment Club

Job placement rate: 80%

Overview: The university has a well-established business internship program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Brookings, South Dakota

CFP Board-registered programs: M.S. in family financial planning

Enrollment: 8

Faculty: 1

Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1

Tuition: $1,590 per three-credit course

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The online master’s program is offered through the Great Plain Interactive Distance Education Alliance.
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE UNIVERSITY
Manchester, New Hampshire

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance with financial planning concentration

Enrollment: 230

Faculty: 1 full-time; 91 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $320 per credit, $960 per course; $225 per credit, $675 per course for full-time and part-time active military service members and spouses of active duty service members

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The asynchronous fully online program offers a generous credit transfer policy and multiple term starts per year. It is intended to offer flexibility to meet the needs of those with busy lifestyles, according to Kristin Regis, finance faculty lead. An embedded grading rubric allows the university to easily collect student learning data to help ensure students are achieving the course outcomes.
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK —COBLESKILL
Cobleskill, New York

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in financial services with financial planning concentration

Enrollment: 15

Faculty: 2 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Tuition: $8,634 a year for full-time students; $1,052 a course for part-time students

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: 50%

Overview: Both faculty members are tenured full-time professors with over 35 years of practice experience. The program includes a required internship.
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
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Nacogdoches, Texas

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. with concentration in financial planning; financial planning minor

Enrollment: 15

Faculty: 5

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $8,316 a year tuition and fees for Texas residents. $18,276 for nonresidents

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: 100% of those who chose planning as a career. (Some seek careers in other areas of finance.)

Overview: The teachers spend time getting to know the students and providing advice and counsel, including making contacts with prospective employers, according to Banker Phares, program director. The program emphasizes the practical implementation of the academic knowledge gained in the classroom.
STETSON UNIVERSITY
DeLand, Florida

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in finance with financial planning concentration

Enrollment: 45

Faculty: 6

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $46,000 per year

Clubs: FPA student chapter, Roland George Student Managed Portfolio Program

Job placement rate: 98%

Overview: The program is supported by an advisory board of financial professionals, and students participate in a FPA student chapter, according to program director Stuart Michelson.
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY
Boston

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in finance with financial planning concentration, B.S.B.A. in wealth management

Enrollment: 30

Faculty: 13 full-time; 6 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $19,210 per semester

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The university is in the heart of Boston and close to the financial district. Some students already work in the financial services industry, according to Kashif Ahmed, assistant professor.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
Philadelphia

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in financial planning

Enrollment: 130

Faculty: 4 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $20,616 per year for Pennsylvania residents; $37,608 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Temple University Investment Association; Financial Management Association

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: Students customize their learning path with courses from a wide variety of departments and areas of studies at the Fox School of Business, , according to Cynthia Axelrod, program director. Students can connect with industry practitioners each semester through a professional speaker series. The business school will reimburse students up to $1,000 to cover the costs of materials and CFP exam costs if students pass the CFP exam, and up to 25% if they do not pass the CFP exam.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
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College Station, Texas

CFP Board-registered programs: Minor in financial planning

Enrollment: 120

Faculty: 2 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $10,862 per year for Texas residents; $37,890 for nonresidents.

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 95%

Overview: The mission of the Texas A&M financial planning program is to empower holistic values-based leaders in financial planning, according to Nathan Harness, program director. Besides competing in multiple national financial planning competitions, students have the opportunity to network with industry professionals at the annual Financial Planning Conference hosted by Texas A&M University and can gain hands-on counseling experience at the Money Education Center, mentoring peers.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
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Lubbock, Texas

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in personal financial planning; M.S. in personal financial planning (dual-degree J.D. program also available); Ph.D. in personal financial planning

Enrollment: 227 undergraduate; 128 master’s; 46 Ph.D.

Faculty: 12 tenure or tenure-track; 1 instructor; 7 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $11,320 per year for Texas undergraduate residents, $23,770 for undergraduate nonresidents; $8,954 for Texas graduate residents, $17,254 for graduate nonresidents based on 15 hours per semester for undergraduates and 10 hours per semester for students taking classes on campus.

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Robert Barnhill PFP Toastmasters Chapter

Job placement rate: 93%

Overview: Texas Tech financial planning students hit the “grand slam” of student competitions in 2018-2019, winning first place in the FPA Financial Planning Challenge, AFCPE Knowledge Bowl, NAGDCA Retirement Planning Competition, and FSP Industry Issues competitions, according to Rebecca Velez, program director. Students have access to 25 undergraduate and 40 graduate level classes taught by personal financial planning faculty and may travel to professional conferences, pursue internships, volunteer in the community and participate in multiple student organizations to enhance their education and professional development.
THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
Philadelphia

CFP Board-registered programs: M.S. in taxation, financial planning track

Enrollment: 30

Faculty: 2 full-time; 4 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1

Tuition: $1,170 per credit

Clubs: Financial Planning Society

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: The program’s curriculum is flexible with full- and part-time options, multiple start dates and a “term off” option for tax professionals, according to John Grigsby, program director. Courses are offered on campus or in a hybrid format. An advisory board consisting of financial planning, tax and legal professionals oversees the program and critiques the comprehensive financial plans of the capstone course students.
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
Akron, Ohio

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in financial planning; dual-degree program with B.B.A. in financial planning and B.S. in accounting; minor in financial planning

Enrollment: 130 majors; 5 minors

Faculty: 6 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1 in undergraduate programs

Tuition: $5,818 per semester for Ohio residents; $7,750 for nonresidents.

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Student Investment Club; Beta Alpha Psi

Job placement rate: 91%

Overview: The program hosts an annual Diversitas Symposium to address the need for more diversity in the financial planning profession, according to Barry Mulholland, program director. Students are encouraged to participate in professional conferences and competitions. Students can opt to earn dual degrees in any of the other finance department offerings, including concentrations in financial management and risk management and insurance.
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in commerce and business administration with minor in personal wealth management offered through the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration; B.S. in consumer sciences with concentration in financial planning, M.S. in consumer sciences with concentration in financial planning offered through the College of Human Environmental Sciences

Enrollment: 25 in Culverhouse College of Business; 75 undergraduate, 65 graduate in the Department of Consumer Science

Faculty: 6 full-time and 1 adjunct in the Culverhouse College of Business; 12 full-time in the Department of Consumer Science

Student-to-faculty ratio: 23:1 universitywide

Tuition: $10,780 per year for Alabama residents; $29,230 for nonresidents in the Culverhouse College of Business; $5,390 for 12-16 hours for full-time undergraduate in-state residents, $5,390 for full-time in-state main campus graduate students, $375 and $420 per credit hour for undergraduate and graduate distance students in the Department of Consumer Science

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Alabama Finance Association; Alabama Insurance Society

Job placement rate: 75% in the Culverhouse College of Business; 100% in the Department of Consumer Science

Overview: The program in the Culverhouse College offers the combination of a business degree and planning minor, allowing students to hone skills necessary to run their own businesses or work at larger organizations within the financial services industry. The financial planning program in the Department of Consumer Science hosts professionals twice a month through the school’s FPA student chapter and encourages community outreach efforts, including pro bono services, VITA and state health insurance plan assistance.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Tucson, Arizona

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in personal and family financial planning

Enrollment: 55

Faculty: 1 full-time, 3 limited-term adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $12,600 per year for Arizona residents; $36,600 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter in process

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The school requires students to take a 3-credit course on professional conduct and fiduciary responsibility and a 6-credit required external internship, according to Richard Rosen, program director. The program is housed within the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, which provides unique opportunities to incorporate other coursework into the required curriculum.
UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON
CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A with a major in financial planning; B.S.B.A with a concentration in financial planning

Enrollment: 14

Faculty: 1 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1 average

Tuition: $14,950 per semester

Clubs: FPA student chapter in process

Overview: The financial planning program has an advisory board of community leaders who bring internships and job opportunities to students, according to Jacob Tenney, the program director. The school’s small size allows for better interpersonal interactions with faculty.
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
Cincinnati

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in finance with CFP sub-plan; M.S. in finance with CFP specialization

Enrollment: 25

Faculty: 5 full-time; 5 adjunct or educators (with professional designations)

Student-to-faculty ratio: Approximately 15:1 in CFP-focused courses

Tuition: $5,839 per semester for full-time undergraduates, $486 per credit hour for part-time undergraduates; $10,961 per semester for full-time graduates; $920 per credit hour for part-time graduates

Clubs: Finance Club; Gamma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: Students in the program have access to professional and industry mentoring through events produced by the Finance Club, the Insurance and Risk Management Gamma Iota Sigma Fraternity and the Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management, says Steve Slezak, the program director.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO - BOULDER
Boulder, Colorado

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in finance with personal financial planning track

Enrollment: 68

Faculty: 6

Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1

Tuition: $8,016 per semester (12-18 credit hours) for Colorado residents with the Colorado Opportunity Stipend applied; $19,390 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter in process

Job placement rate: 90.3% overall in the Leeds School of Business

Overview: The personal financial planning program is within the Leeds School of Business. The school leverages its relationship with companies to foster relationships with individual planners and planner organizations, offering students oversight and advice, support, mentoring, internship and career opportunities, says Harry Starn, program director.
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
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Newark, Delaware

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in financial planning and wealth management; trust management minor

Enrollment: 93

Faculty: 4 full-time; 3 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Tuition: $12,830 per year for Delaware residents; $32,250 for nonresidents

Clubs: Financial Planning Club; Women in Finance Club; Investment Club

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: The program’s capstone course emulates a real-world experience where students work on four client cases throughout the semester, according to Richard Jakotowicz, the program director. The school’s investment club manages a $2.5 million equity portfolio.
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Athens, Georgia

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.F.C.S. in financial planning; M.S. non-thesis (online or in person) in financial planning, housing and consumer economics with a concentration in financial planning; M.S. with thesis in financial planning, housing and consumer economics with a concentration in financial planning; Ph.D. in financial planning, housing and consumer economics with a concentration in financial planning

Enrollment: 197 undergraduate; 63 graduate; 14 Ph.D.

Faculty: 10 full-time; 3 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1 for undergraduates; 7:1 for graduates

Tuition: $9,790 with $2,290 in fees per year for full-time Georgia resident undergraduates; $28,830 with $2,290 in fees for full-time nonresident undergraduates; $8,716 with $1,778 in fees per year for full-time graduate Georgia residents; $24,724 with $1,778 in fees for full-time graduate nonresidents

Clubs: FPa student chapter

Job placement rate: 80%

Overview: Each of the financial planning degree options is focused on providing students with experiential learning opportunities where students gain real world experience working with professionals from the local community, according to Melissa McBride, administrative specialist.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Houston

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in finance with personal financial planning certificate

Enrollment: 48

Faculty: 6 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1

Tuition: $12,506 per year for Texas residents; $27,956 for nonresidents

Clubs: Finance Association

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: Students are actively engaged in community service, offering financial literacy presentations and workshops to campus organizations and groups in the community, according to John C. Lopez, the program director.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
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Urbana, Illinois

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in agriculture and consumer economics with financial planning concentration

Enrollment: 100

Faculty: 6 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $47,800 per year

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: A student club provides professional interactions between students and professionals. Additionally, students are eligible to apply to academies housed in the College of Business that focus on specific topics such as risk management.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND GLOBAL CAMPUS
Adelphi, Maryland

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance with financial planning minor

Enrollment: 180

Faculty: 1 full-time; 10 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $300 per credit hour for Maryland residents; $500 per credit hour for nonresidents; $250 per credit hour for military

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The school includes all course materials in the tuition price, according to Peter Munger, program director. Most classes are taught by CFP practitioners.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, DULUTH
Duluth, Minnesota

CFP Board-registered programs: B.A. in financial planning; financial planning minor

Enrollment: 21

Faculty: 5

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $416.62 per credit for Minnesota residents; $659 per credit for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Financial Planning Club; Investment Club

Job placement rate: 95-100%

Overview: The program visits and works with firms throughout the area and attends local FPA events to give students experiential learning opportunities, according to Hugo Hietapelto, program director.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
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Columbia, Missouri

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in personal financial planning; M.S. in personal financial planning; Ph.D. in personal financial planning

Enrollment: 125 undergraduate; 35 graduate

Faculty: 10 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1 for undergraduate financial planning programs

Tuition: $11,252 per year for Missouri residents; $27,090 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 90%

Overview: After a selective and competitive process, peer mentors are given the opportunity to provide financial education and work one-on-one with clients in the department’s Office for Financial Success, as well as in the community through the Family Impact Center. Every spring semester, resident undergraduate students help complete tax returns for individuals and families through the VITA program. The department places a strong emphasis on active experiential learning, according to Frances Lawrence, program director.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI — ST. LOUIS
St. Louis, Missouri

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. with finance emphasis, financial planning track

Enrollment: 65

Faculty: 2 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $345.90 per credit

Clubs: Finance Club; Student Investment Trust; Beta Alpha Psi

Job placement rate: 50%

Overview: The UMSL College of Business maintains the largest internship program in the region, according to the program director, Jack D. White.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA — LINCOLN
Lincoln, Nebraska

CFP Board-registered programs: M.S. in child, youth and family studies with a specialization in family financial planning

Enrollment: 30

Faculty: 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $580 per credit hour

Clubs: N/A

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The degree prepares students for further graduate study or for work in human services, according to Lisa King, staff assistant. The program is offered exclusively online for convenience.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
Jacksonville, Florida

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in financial planning

Enrollment: 96

Faculty: 4 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio:

Tuition: $6,394 per year for Florida residents; $20,798 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Osprey Financial Group

Job placement rate: Approximately 50%-60%

Overview: The program boasts an active student FPA chapter, strong career counseling and mentoring opportunities for students, according to Ron Heymann, instructor. The program draws from an engaged group of financial services firms in northeast Florida who seek graduates.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
Denton, Texas

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in risk insurance and financial services, financial planning track

Enrollment: Approximately 15-20

Faculty: 2 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio:

Tuition: $6,085.23 for 15 credit hours for Texas residents; $6,835.23 for 15 credit hours for Oklahoma residents; $12,414.23 for 15 credit hours for nonresidents

Clubs: Financial Management Association; UNT Student Investment Group

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: The program is allied with the UNT Student Money Management Center, which provides internship opportunities and other experiential learning opportunities for students, according to Stephen Poe, program director.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA
Cedar Falls, Iowa

CFP Board-registered programs: B.A. in finance with an emphasis in personal wealth management

Enrollment: 60

Faculty: 5

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $18,098 per year including room and board for Iowa residents; $28,640 per year including room and board for nonresidents

Clubs: Financial Management Association

Job placement rate: 95%

Overview: The program is the only CFP-board registered program in Iowa offered through an AACSB-accredited college of business, according to Steve Yerkes, faculty instructor.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Tampa, Florida

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in personal financial planning

Enrollment: 85

Faculty: 4 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: N/A

Tuition: $211.19 per credit hour for Florida residents; $575.01 per credit hour for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: Students receive a comprehensive business degree while satisfying the financial planning requirements for the CFP exam, according to Laura Mattia, program director.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
Dallas

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance

Enrollment: 50

Faculty: 12

Student-to-faculty ratio: 23:1

Tuition: $6,800 per semester for Texas residents; $19,500 per semester for nonresidents

Clubs: Financial Leadership Association

Overview: Students completing the program get a degree in finance, which gives greater flexibility for changes in career path, according to David Cordell, associate area coordinator of finance and managerial economics.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS — RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Edinburg, Texas

CFP Board-registered programs: B.A. in finance with financial planning concentration; M.B.A. with financial planning concentration; accelerated online M.B.A. in financial concentration

Enrollment: 53

Faculty: 4

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $574.43 per credit hour for Texas resident undergraduates, $996.43 per credit hour for nonresident undergraduates; $624.43 per credit hour for Texas resident graduates, $1,046.43 per credit hour for nonresident graduates

Clubs: Association of Latino Professionals for America; Trading Association; Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: Program faculty recently submitted for several grants to establish a financial analytics and trading lab, according to Ahmed Elnahas, assistant professor of finance.
UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD
San Antonio, Texas

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in finance with financial planning career path

Enrollment: 81

Faculty: 3 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1

Tuition: $29,900 per year

Clubs: Business Club

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: Students in the program interact with industry guest speakers every semester, according to Jose Moreno, discipline coordinator. The school gives students access to database, software, various networking opportunities and career fairs.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Salt Lake City

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in family, community and health development with financial planning emphasis

Enrollment: 45

Faculty: 4 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: $8,952 per year for Utah residents; $28,788 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 60%

Overview: Students have opportunities to assist peers with personal finance and low-income families with budgeting and tax preparation, according to Zhou Yu, program director.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN — MADISON
Madison, Wisconsin

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in personal finance

Enrollment: 274

Faculty: 12 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $10,725.32 per year for Wisconsin residents; $37,785.08 for nonresidents

Clubs: Financial Occupations Club for University Students

Job placement rate: 98%

Overview: Students serve as peer educators in the Financial Life Skills and Badger Cents programs to develop interpersonal and communication skills by helping fellow students learn about personal finance, according to Linda Lepe, program director.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN —WHITEWATER
Whitewater, Wisconsin

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in finance with financial planning emphasis

Enrollment: 105

Faculty: 11 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 21:1

Tuition: Approximately $3,856 (12-18 credits) per semester

Clubs: Financial Management Association

Job placement rate: 97%

Overview: The mission of the program is to prepare students for the exam and also to increase exposure to financial planning as a rewarding career, says the program director, Gene M. Toboyek.
UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
Orem, Utah

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in personal financial planning

Enrollment: 228

Faculty: 5 tenure-track faculty; 3 professionals in residence; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1

Tuition: $5,726 per year for Utah residents and $16,296 for nonresidents. Out-of-state tuition waived for high incoming GPA and SAT/ACT scores

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Student Investment Club

Job placement rate: 90% plus

Overview: The program offers coursework honing professional skills like technology and software, counseling, professional sales, and classes to help students receive additional designations, according to Luke Dean, program director. A master’s program in financial planning and analytics will be offered starting next fall.
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
Richmond, Virginia

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in business with concentration in personal risk management and insurance

Enrollment: 14

Faculty: 1 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $5,716 per semester

Clubs: Money Spot at VCU; Student Managed Investment Porfolio; Financial Management Association

Average percentage finding jobs: 100%

Overview: Students can work as peer-to-peer counselors via Money Spot at VCU.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY
Blacksburg, Virginia

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in business with financial planning concentration

Enrollment: 165

Faculty: 1 full-time; 1 part-time; 2 adjuncts

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1 universitywide

Tuition: $13,700 per year for Virginia residents; $32,835 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: Most students secure job offers before graduation, says Ruth Lytton, program director. Strong support from alumni and employers provides national job and internship opportunities, scholarship funds and travel opportunities for students. Firms engage with the program to develop a pipeline for future interns, residents and new hires.
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
Morgantown, West Virginia

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in business with concentration in financial planning

Enrollment: 30

Faculty: 2 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $8,976 per year for West Virginia residents; $25,320 for nonresidents

Clubs: Financial Planning Club

Job placement rate: 75%

Overview: The Financial Planning Club is active on campus, promoting the subject through seminars and lectures, according to Amanda Hall, program manager.
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
Collowhee, North Carolina

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in finance with a concentration in financial planning

Enrollment: 120

Faculty: 3

Student-to-faculty ratio:

Tuition: $500 a semester for North Carolina residents, $1,200 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Job placement rate: 90%

Overview: The program takes students to numerous local and national professional conferences each year, encourages students to participate in planning challenge competitions and maintains a student organization focused on resume building, interviewing skills, networking and other professional development, according to Patrick Payne, assistant professor of finance.
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Bowling Green, Kentucky

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance, personal financial planning track

Enrollment: Approximately 120

Faculty: 8 full-time; 2 adjunct

Tuition: $10,802 per year for Kentucky residents; $26,496 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter; WKU Center for Financial Success; National Association of PFP Students for the Fiduciary Standard; Financial Management Association

Job placement rate: 95%

Overview: In addition to core courses, students take in finance, investments and general business courses. They have an opportunity to receive hands-on training by presenting on financial success, budgeting and debt counseling to student peers through the WKU Center for Financial Success. Program graduates regularly receive employment offers in advance of graduation, according to the program director, Ron Rhoades.
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Kalamazoo, Michigan

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. with major in personal financial planning

Enrollment: 32

Faculty: 15 full-time; 10 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1 universitywide

Tuition: Undergraduate flat rate (12 to 15 credits) tuition of $6,047 for lower-level courses and $7,444 for upper-level courses for Michigan residents; undergraduate flat rate tuition of $7,558.75 for lower-level courses and $9,113 for upper-level courses for nonresidents.

Clubs: Financial Services Club

Job placement rate: 93%

Overview: The program’s CFP exam pass rate is well above the national average at 89%, according to Onur Arugaslan, program director. The school’s state-of-the-art Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness opened in January 2019 and provides pro bono financial coaching to students and the community.
WIDENER UNIVERSITY
Chester, Pennsylvania

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance with concentration in financial services; master’s in taxation and financial planning

Enrollment: 20 undergrads; 35 graduate

Faculty: 4 full-time and 3-part time for undergraduate; 4 full-time and 8 part-time for graduate

Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1

Tuition: $45,000 a year for undergrads; $3,100 per 3-credit class for graduates

Clubs: Money Club

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: The resources include a Bloomberg laboratory. The school is the home of the Journal of Financial Service Professionals, a leading financial planning journal, according to Kenn Tacchino, program director.
WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY
Wayne, New Jersey

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in financial planning

Enrollment: 42

Faculty: 2 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $6,623 per semester

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Student Investment Club

Job placement rate: N/A

Overview: Dual degree options are available, with many students opting to major in financial planning and accounting or professional sales, according to Lawrence Verzani, assistant professor. Students are encouraged to participate in a mentoring program with professionals in the industry. The Cotsakos College of Business hosts meet-and-greet events for students to network with advisors and financial service firms.
WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in business administration with finance concentration

Enrollment: 15

Faculty: 3

Tuition: $5,941 per year for North Carolina residents; $16,188 for nonresidents; $5,360 for room and board; $2,508 for campus health insurance

Clubs: Investment Club

Job placement rate: 75%

Overview: Students can participate in managing the Rams Fund, the student Investment Club-managed investment portfolio that is part of the university endowment, according to Alexander Kondeas, chairman of the accounting, economics and finance department. Partnerships with industry firms provide grants to offer preparation for other licensing exams, like the SIE and Series 7.
WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in finance with financial planning track

Enrollment: 40

Faculty: 3

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $635 per credit hour

Clubs: Financial Planning and Investment Club

Job placement rate: 100%

Overview: An investment class allows students to manage a $1 million portfolio and prepare for the SIE examination.
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY
Dayton, Ohio

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B. with a major in financial services

Enrollment: 60

Faculty: 4 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 35:1

Tuition: $4,627 per semester

Clubs: Finance and Financial Services Club

Job placement rate: 90%

Overview: The program has an award-winning trading room, where students manage a $1.7 million portfolio of university funds, according to Marlena L. Akhbari, chairwoman of the department of finance and financial services. FP