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ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE
New Haven, Connecticut

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

Enrollment: N/A

Faculty: 2 full-time; 3 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $1,575 per course

Clubs: N/A

Overview: Personal financial planning courses are offered in evening accelerated programs, which allow students to finish in a timely manner with significant flexibility, according to program director and assistant professor Alan DelFavero.
ALFRED STATE COLLEGE, SUNY
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Alfred, New York

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

Enrollment: 50

Faculty: 3 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Tuition: $6,670 per year for New York residents; $16,320 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: Students take nine financial planning classes in addition to 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 a minor in financial planning

Enrollment: 63

Faculty: 6 full-time; 1 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $7,890 per year for Indiana residents; $24,462 for out-of-state residents

Clubs: Finance Society

Overview: In its second year, the program has grown substantially, due in part to the flexibility of being partially offered online, according to an administrative coordinator at the university, Lois Largent.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY
Waltham, Massachusetts

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

Enrollment: M.S. Financial Planning: 30; M.S. Taxation: 140

Faculty: M.S. Financial Planning: 1 full-time, 9 adjunct; M.S. Taxation: 6 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $4,620 per graduate program course

Clubs: Graduate Tax and Financial Planning Association

Overview: The program is taught by practitioners in a format that offers the flexibility to study online or in the classroom.
BERKELEY COLLEGE
CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in financial services

Enrollment: 70

Faculty: 2 full-time, 2 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1

Tuition: $9,000 per semester

Clubs: Students are included in the FPA New York chapter and participate in the CFP exam review class at no charge.

Overview: Courses are offered in a variety of formats: on-site, online and blended. The Center for Academic Success supports students by providing individual tutoring.
BIOLA UNIVERSITY
La Mirada, California

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

Enrollment: 6

Faculty: 1 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1 university-wide

Tuition: $51,286 per year

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The program is in its first year and is housed in the Crowell School of Business. Students may opt to pair coursework with an existing counseling class in the university’s Rosemead School of Psychology and sit for the AFC exam as well as the CFP exam, according to program director and assistant professor of finance Shane Enete.
BRYANT UNIVERSITY
Smithfield, Rhode Island

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

Enrollment: 35

Faculty: 14

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $43,000 per year

Clubs: Finance Association; Smart Women in Finance; Financial Inclusion Group. An FPA student chapter is being formed.

Overview: The program partners with the FPA of Rhode Island, allowing students to attend monthly meetings and an ethics event and to participate in pro bono activities, according to program director Mara Derderian.
CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
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Thousand Oaks, California

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

Enrollment: 86

Faculty: 4 full-time; 5 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 4:1

Tuition: $820 per credit unit

Clubs: N/A

Overview: Courses are available both online and on-site. Students can choose between two courses of study. One focuses on preparing students for the CFP exam, the other is for those who are already CFPs, offering advanced technical acumen and interdisciplinary courses, according to program manager Cynthia Grether.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON
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Fullerton, California

CFP Board-registered programs: B.A. in business administration with a concentration in finance and a financial planning emphasis

Enrollment: Approximately 50

Faculty: 14 full-time; 11 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 2:1 at the program level

Tuition: $2,871 per semester for California residents; $8,811 for nonresidents; most students qualify for scholarships through the Mihaylo College of Business’ Center for Insurance Studies

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program is housed in the department of finance at the Mihaylo College of Business, the largest AACSB-accredited business school on the West Coast. Extramural funding has given students the opportunity to travel to financial planning conferences and to learn from thought leaders who come to campus to deliver guest lectures, according to program leader David Nanigian.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
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Northridge, California

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

Enrollment: 110

Faculty: 9 full-time; 5 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1

Tuition: $3,291 per semester for California residents; $6,639 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program offers regular networking opportunities for students and partners with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program on campus to offer planning advice and assist with tax preparation for low-income families and individuals.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO
Sacramento, California

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

Enrollment: 60

Faculty: 10 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 25:1

Tuition: $3,655 per semester

Clubs: FPA student chapter

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

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in trust and wealth management, B.B.A. in trust and wealth management with pre-law track; B.B.A. in trust and wealth management 4/1 (recipients also receive an MBA in this five-year program); B.B.A. in trust and wealth management with pre-law track 4/1 (recipients also receive an MBA in this five-year program); minor in financial planning; master’s of trust and wealth management

Enrollment: Approximately 160-180 undergraduates; 15-20 in five-year undergraduate/MBA programs; 15-20 in master of trust and wealth management program

Faculty: 4 full-time; 7 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

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

Clubs: Gilbert T. Stephenson Trust Club; Investment Club

Overview: Over 95% of students are placed within one month of graduation, according to program director Jimmy Witherspoon. Multiple degree options allow students the option of pursuing their MBAs and law degrees in addition to CFP certification.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

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

Enrollment: 42

Faculty: 4 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $417 per credit hour

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The program focuses on helping students develop knowledge and skills to help guide clients in holistic planning, according to program director Mark A. VanVoorhees. Students get a chance to network with industry professionals through mentorships, internships and career nights.
CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Ellensburg, Washington

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

Enrollment: 21

Faculty: 3 full-time; 2 part-time lecturers

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $6,170 per year for Washington residents; $21,151 for nonresidents

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The program extends beyond the key learning objectives outlined by the CFP Board, including courses in financial counseling, financial planning technology. It is the only program in Washington state to offer board-recognized baccalaureate degrees.
CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Clarion, Pennsylvania

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. in business with a concentration in personal finance

Enrollment: 30

Faculty: 2 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1

Tuition: $11,125 per year for Pennsylvania residents; $16,004 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Financial Management Association

Overview: The school offers concentrations in corporate finance as well as personal finance, with many students choosing to pick up both concentrations, according to finance department chairman and professor Jeff 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 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1

Tuition: $862 per credit hour (up to 11 hours)

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program is housed in a historically black college and university and is part of the Atlanta University center. Spelman and Morehouse students can obtain financial planning minors through the program, according to program director Crystal Hudson.
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
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Clemson, South Carolina

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

Enrollment: 60

Faculty: 5 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1 at the program level

Tuition: $26,054 per year for South Carolina residents; $46,996 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Student Investment Club

Overview: The program focuses on giving students hands-on training through intensive role playing in a capstone, service learning requirements with VITA and the opportunity to serve as on-campus peer-to-peer financial coaches, according to lecturer Joshua Harris.
COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE
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Albany, New York

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

Enrollment: 25

Faculty: 3 full-time, 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1 collegewide

Tuition: $30,546 per year for undergraduates; $799 per graduate credit

Clubs: N/A

Overview: Beyond the foundational knowledge of the financial planning program, students pursuing financial planning majors are strongly encouraged to develop a focus in accounting and taxation and/or finance and marketing.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Fort Collins, Colorado

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

Enrollment: 48

Faculty: 10 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $11,519 per year for Colorado residents; $29,027 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The relatively small cohort of financial planning students benefit from the resources of a large, traditional finance program at an A.A.C.S.B. accredited school, according to program director Chris Stein.
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
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Omaha, Nebraska

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

Enrollment: Approximately 24 to 30

Faculty: 6 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: Approximately $1,100 per semester

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program focuses on developing students’ critical thinking and most professors are practitioners, according to director Edward Horwitz. A robust internship network allows students to gain practical hands-on experience.
DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY
Dover, Delaware

CFP Board-registered programs: Financial planning minor

Enrollment: 20

Faculty: 3 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Tuition: $7,868 per year for Delaware residents; $16,904 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Investment Club; Accounting Club

Overview: The program is housed in an HBCU and offers a minor open to students from all fields of study, according to program director Nandita Das.
EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Charleston, Illinois

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

Enrollment: 22

Faculty: 4 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $296 per credit hour

Clubs: N/A

Overview: Students are required to take a sequence of six financial planning classes.
EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY
Portales, New Mexico

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

Enrollment: 89

Faculty: 2 full-time

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

Tuition: $1,830.48 per semester for New Mexico residents; $4,717.92 per semester for nonresidents

Clubs: Accounting and Finance Club

Overview: All courses are offered online and can be completed in one academic year.
EDINBORO UNIVERSITY
Edinboro, Pennsylvania

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

Enrollment: Approximately 50

Faculty: 3 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: Approximately 16:1

Tuition: $3,746 per semester for Pennsylvania residents; $5,619 per semester for domestic nonresidents; $6,368 per semester for international students

Clubs: Personal Financial Planning Club

Overview: The program features a required course called Personal Financial Planning Profession, where students learn about the history of the profession, listen to presentations from practitioners and other experts in the field in addition to receiving career guidance, according to program director Michael Engdahl.
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY
Teaneck, New Jersey

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

Enrollment: 5

Faculty: 6 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12: 1 for financial planning/wealth management courses; 21:1 average for College of Business courses

Tuition: $39,686 per year at Metro campus; $42,096 per year at Florham campus. Many students qualify for financial aid.

Clubs: Beta Alpha Psi, Investment Club

Overview: Students receive a foundation built on the conceptual, technical and ethical aspects of financial planning and wealth management.
FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY
Hays, Kansas

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

Enrollment: Approximately 24

Faculty: 4 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: $5,132.70 per year for Kansas residents; $15,201.60 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: Economics and Finance Club

Overview: Students have the opportunity to pursue a double degree in accounting and financial planning, satisfying the requirements for both the CPA and CFP designations. A double degree in marketing and financial planning is another viable alternative for students, according to program director Tom Johansen.
FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY
Framingham, Massachusetts

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

Enrollment: 10

Faculty: 1 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: N/A

Tuition: $5,168 per term for Massachusetts residents; $5,412 per term for New England regional residents; $8,208 per term for nonresidents

Clubs: N/A

Overview: Students in the program are offered opportunities to meet working advisors and attend planning conferences.
FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY
Columbus, Ohio

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

Enrollment: 76

Faculty: 8 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $509 per credit hour

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: Online courses provide flexibility and convenience for working adults. Students are well connected with financial service professionals in the industry, according to program chairwoman Martina Peng.
GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY
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Boiling Springs, North Carolina

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

Enrollment: Approximately 10-20

Faculty: 5 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 4:1

Tuition: $705 per credit hour

Clubs: Masters of Wealth and Trust Management Club

Overview: In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the CFP certification, students completing the program have an in-depth understanding of the fields of study relevant to the Series 7 examination, according to program coordinator and professor of finance Sungjae Francis Kim.
GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY
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San Francisco

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

Enrollment: 62

Faculty: 10 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1

Tuition: $3,150 per 3-unit course

Clubs: Students are integrated into the FPA of San Francisco chapter, which holds many of its monthly meetings on campus.

Overview: The school also offers an M.S. in advanced financial planning for students who have already passed the CFP exam. Students can satisfy elective requirements by taking courses including Introduction to Financial Life Planning, Facilitating Financial Health and Coaching Skills for Financial Planners, according to program director Dave Yeske.
GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY
Lenexa, Kansas

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

Enrollment: 21

Faculty: 5 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1

Tuition: $265 per credit hour with special rates for active duty military and veterans

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The program provides a real-world financial advising education, focusing on analyzing client status and setting programs to achieve their goals, according to Danielle Gibson, director of institutional research.
HUSSON UNIVERSITY
Bangor, Maine

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

Enrollment: 8

Faculty: 2 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $570 per credit hour

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The new concentration in financial planning complements student work on the Husson Stock Index, a measurement that tracks and analyzes 27 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 associate professor J. Douglas Wellington.
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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Normal, Illinois

CFP Board-registered programs: Minor in financial planning

Enrollment: 118

Faculty: 10 full-time; 1 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: $14,516 per year for Illinois residents; $26,040 for nonresidents. Undergraduate tuition is frozen for all four years.

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program offers Financial Futures, a lunch-and-learn series where students can learn informally about industry topics and career options, according to Edgar Norton, professor of finance and director of the school’s Institute for Financial Planning and Analysis.
INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Marion, Indiana

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

Enrollment: 35

Faculty: 2 full-time; 5 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $432 per credit hour for B.S.B.A. students; $562 per credit hour for M.A. students

Clubs: N/A

Overview: Both programs implement a biblical framework that guides interactions and planning within the financial planning process, according to 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: 37 undergraduate; 32 graduate

Faculty: 5 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1 at the program level

Tuition: $3,870 per semester for undergraduate Iowa residents; $11,072 per semester for nonresident undergraduates; $11,850 per semester for international graduates; $580 per credit hour for graduate programs

Clubs: FPA student chapter

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 human and technical sides of financial planning, according to Iowa State professor Jonathan Fox.
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: 80 undergraduate; 45 graduate; 47 doctoral

Faculty: 9 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1 undergraduate; 9:1 graduate; 6:1 doctoral

Tuition: $349.10 per credit for Kansas residents; $860.20 per credit hour for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter; PFP Peer Mentors; Powercat Financial Counseling

Overview: Undergraduate students have a placement rate of over 95% after graduation, with the most recent class earning a median salary of $45,000, according to program director and associate professor Martin Seay. Students are active in their FPA chapter and serve as peer financial counselors through Powercat Financial. A new mentorship program for personal financial planning students allows students within the program to mentor one another.
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Kutztown, Pennsylvania

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

Enrollment: 25

Faculty: 3 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $5,400.80 in tuition and fees for Pennsylvania residents; $11,312.80 for nonresidents. Reductions may apply for qualifying non-Pennsylvania residents.

Clubs: Personal Financial Planning Club

Overview: The program track has an active advisory board consisting 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

Enrollment: 223

Faculty: 3 full-time; 11 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Tuition: $90 per credit hour for full-time online students; $455 per credit hour for part-time online students; $660 per credit hour for full-time residential students; $815 per credit for part-time residential students

Clubs: N/A

Overview: All recent graduates who desire to have positions in financial services are employed and most receive job offers before graduation, according to 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 successfully completing the requirements to become a CFP.
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO
Mankato, Minnesota

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

Enrollment: 63 in degree program; 13 minor

Faculty: 2 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 25:1

Tuition: $7,858 per year for Minnesota residents; $15,602 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: Financial Planning Club

Overview: The program focuses on qualitative skills as well as technical concepts, process development and technology, according to professor Dan Hiebert.
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
Springfield, Missouri

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

Enrollment: 50

Faculty: 11 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 26:1

Tuition: $212 per credit hour, plus miscellaneous fees

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The program is built around traditional undergraduate students who seek financial planning as their first career choice, according to associate professor James Philpot. The May 2018 graduating class was 100% placed by April.
MOLLOY COLLEGE
Rockville Centre, New York

CFP Board-registered programs: M.B.A. in financial planning (on-site and online); personal financial planning minor

Enrollment: 50

Faculty: 1 full-time; 6 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Tuition: $900 per credit for undergraduate program; $1,100 for graduate program

Clubs: Finance Club, Business and Accounting Club

Overview: All professors are all currently practicing CFPs, CPAs or attorneys, providing students with several networking opportunities, according to Bruce L. Haller, associate dean and director of graduate business programs.
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: $28,994 per year

Clubs: Students are heavily engaged with Kingdom Advisors

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 program coordinator and associate professor Kelly Rush. The program’s close proximity to Columbus, Ohio, allows many students to enjoy internship opportunities throughout the school year as well as during the summer.
MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY
Murray, Kentucky

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

Enrollment: Approximately 15 to 20

Faculty: 2 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 30:1

Tuition: $350 per credit hour for up to 12 hours; $4,200 flat rate for 12-15 credit hours

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The program is offered in the university’s Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. Two of the instructors teach financial planning review classes and seminars throughout the United States to help students meet the educational requirements and prepare for the CFP exam, according to investment management chairman David Durr.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Fargo, North Dakota

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

Enrollment: 15

Faculty: 13 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: N/A

Tuition: $545 per credit

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The program is offered 100% online so students can choose to complete coursework when it’s convenient to them. In addition to the traditional CFP topic areas, the program helps students develop skills to help families with financial management, according to program director Jim Deal.
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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Columbus, Ohio

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

Enrollment: 90

Faculty: 8 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1

Tuition: $10,726 per year for Ohio residents; $30,742 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter, Student Financial Planning Club

Overview: The financial planning track, part of a consumer and family financial services major, has an emphasis on family financial management. Subjects include general financial planning, insurance, credit, savings, investment instruments to reach financial goals, and retirement and estate planning. Courses are taught mostly by full-time faculty, according to program chairman Sherman Hanna.
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
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Norfolk, Virginia

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

Enrollment: 21

Faculty: 10 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $10,872 per year for Virginia residents; $29,772 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: The student membership fee for the local FPA chapter is paid for by the program.

Overview: The program coordinates several activities with the local chapter of the FPA and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. These include on-campus presentations, chapter presentations and meetings and coordinating internships, according to Bruce Rubin, associate professor of finance.
OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Bourbonnais, Illinois

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

Enrollment: 31

Faculty: 4 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $42,840 per year for tuition, fees, room and board

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

Overview: The program has a 71% CFP exam pass-rate, which is higher than the national average, according to Douglas Nielsen, associate professor of finance. Through student-led leadership, the Investment Club has created a student managed investment fund that enables students to actively manage a portfolio.
OUR LADY OF THE ELMS COLLEGE
Chicopee, Massachusetts

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

Enrollment: 7

Faculty: 1 full-time; 6 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 7:1 at the program level

Tuition: $700 per credit with a $250 comprehensive free. $100 registration/tech fee per semester

Clubs: N/A

Overview: Students learn about emotional intelligence, active listening and practice presenting information in a manner that clients can understand. The program focuses on three main areas of technical competency, empathy and sales, according to Amanda Garcia, director of the school’s center for entrepreneurial leadership.
PENN STATE ERIE — THE BEHREND COLLEGE
Erie, Pennsylvania

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

Enrollment: 63

Faculty: 4 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 30:1

Tuition: $6,934 for Pennsylvania students; $10,937 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program is offered both on-campus and online through Penn State World Campus. The program offers several practical learning experiences including a course on income tax planning, where students have the opportunity to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. All students are welcome to participate in a financial plan competition hosted by the CFA Society Pittsburgh.
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
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West Lafayette, Indiana

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

Enrollment: 125

Faculty: 7 full-time; 4 continuing lecturers

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $20,022 per year for Indiana residents; $38,824 per year for nonresidents; $40,984 for international students. All figures include room and board.

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program claims a nearly 100% placement rate for graduates. Courses taught by both faculty and industry professionals combine theory, research and best business practices, according to lead academic advisor Bobbe Molter.
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY
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Prairie View, Texas

CFP Board-registered programs: Financial planning minor

Enrollment: 5

Faculty: 2 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $2,658.25 per semester for Texas residents; $6,235.82 for nonresidents

Clubs: Prairie View Finance Association

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 and is committed to adding diversity to the industry, according to program director Danny Harvey.
REGENT UNIVERSITY
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

CFP Board-registered programs: M.A. in financial planning and law for students starting in the fall 2018; M.A. in law and wealth management with a financial planning concentration for students entering before the fall of 2018

Enrollment: Approximately 35 to 40

Faculty: 2 full-time; 5 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1

Tuition: $650 per credit; $19,500 for complete tuition for 30-credit degree

Clubs: The local FPA chapter welcomes student participation in its NextGen program.

Overview: The program is housed in Regent’s School of Law, providing access to the law program’s estate planning and tax experts, according to program director Janis Kirkland. The curriculum focuses on legal thought, writing and critical thinking and is taught from a “Judeo-Christian perspective.”
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
Providence, Rhode Island

CFP Board-registered programs: Masters of professional accountancy

Enrollment: 20

Faculty: 6 full-time; 6 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1

Tuition: Average of $500 per credit; 30-credit program

Clubs: Accounting Club

Overview: Small classes maximize student learning. Students can receive a master’s degree for less than $16,000, according to program director Sean Cote.
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
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Newark, New Jersey

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

Enrollment: 6

Faculty: 5 full-time; 5 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Tuition: $14,085 per year for New Jersey residents; $40,026 for nonresidents

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The program provides a practical and theoretical approach to personal financial planning, according to assistant professor of professional finance Ronald Richter. Coursework includes a capstone, where students build and develop their own financial plan.
SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY
Philadelphia

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

Enrollment: 28 undergraduate; 87 graduate

Faculty: 13 full-time; 6 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $44,794 per year for undergraduates; $1,043 per credit for master’s students

Clubs: N/A

Overview: Students can utilize the school’s Wall Street Trading Room in order 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 student experience, according to program director Jeannine Lajeunesse.
SALISBURY UNIVERSITY
Salisbury, Maryland

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

Enrollment: 104

Faculty: 6 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1

Tuition: $9,824 per year for Maryland residents; $19,526 for nonresidents

Clubs: Financial Management Association

Overview: Students who have had an internship with a financial planning firm during their course of study have often been hired by that firm, according to administrative assistant Jodie Gallons.
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
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San Diego

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

Enrollment: 140

Faculty: 10 full-time; 7 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 34:1

Tuition: $5,940 per semester for undergraduate California residents; $9,684 per semester for undergraduate nonresidents; $7,701 per semester for graduate California residents; $12,396 for graduate nonresidents

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

Overview: The program integrates applied, theoretic and conceptual approaches. Faculty are active in investments, financial planning and taxation research, according to program director Tom Warschauer. The program stresses professional and fiduciary approaches to planning and the 3M communications lab allows students to experience counseling firsthand.
SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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

Enrollment: 15

Faculty: 4

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $308 per credit hour for West Virginia residents; $745 per credit hour 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

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 through a scholarship program seeking student who wish to study financial planning and return to their communities in future. The school has established a new College of Business, providing additional resources from the university and community for financial education.
SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

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

Enrollment: 40

Faculty: 3 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $300 per credit

Clubs: The school maintains a relationship with the FPA of Central PA.

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

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

Enrollment: 8

Faculty: 1 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1

Tuition: $1,590 per three-credit course

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The online master’s program is offered collaboratively 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 a concentration in financial planning

Enrollment: 145

Faculty: Total 75

Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

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

Clubs: FPA student chapter being created

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. An embedded grading rubric allows instructors to easily collect student learning data, ensuring 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 a concentration in financial planning

Enrollment: 20

Faculty: 2 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1

Tuition: $6,670 per year for New York residents; $16,320 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: Business Careers Club

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. in finance with special emphasis in financial planning; financial planning minor available to business majors

Enrollment: 15

Faculty: 4 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: Approximately 12:1 at the program level

Tuition: $4,158 in tuition and fees per semester for Texas residents; $9,138 in tuition and fees per semester for nonresidents

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The director of the program has practiced in the field of financial planning, as well as estate planning and tax, for 53 years. All teachers in the program are full-time and have terminal degrees.
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

Overview: The school is near the financial district. Some students already work in the financial services industry, according to professor of finance Kashif A. Ahmed.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
Philadelphia

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

Enrollment: 100

Faculty: 4 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $20,208 per year for Pennsylvania residents; $35,712 per year for nonresidents

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

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 program director Cynthia Axelrod. Students have the opportunity to connect to industry practitioners each semester through a professional speakers series.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
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College Station, Texas

CFP Board-registered programs: Financial planning minor

Enrollment: 125

Faculty: 2 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $5,992.40 per semester for Texas residents; $19,041.41 per semester for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program centers on holistic values-based financial planning with a focus on the integration of digital technology. Courses are taught online and face-to-face by academic professors and financial planning professionals, according to program director Nathan Harness. In addition to competing in 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. Students also partner with the Money Education Center where they gain hands-on experience with mentoring peers on financial topics.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY — COMMERCE
Commerce, Texas

CFP Board-registered programs: Financial planning undergraduate and graduate minor

Enrollment: 50

Faculty: 3 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Tuition: $8,723 per year

Clubs: Economics/Finance Society

Overview: The program centers on helping underserved clients in the United States as the school boasts one of the most diversified student populations in the state of Texas, according to program director Jared Pickens. The program focuses on training bilingual financial planners. It is offered both in 100% online and hybrid formats.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
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Lubbock, Texas

CFP Board-registered programs: Undergraduate to Ph.D., including minors and dual graduate degrees in financial planning and business or law. An accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s program allows students to earn both degrees in five years, and a hybrid M.S. degree program is taught on-site for working professionals.

Enrollment: 210 undergraduates; 148 graduate students; 50 doctoral students

Faculty: 13 tenure or tenure-track faculty; 1 professor of practice; 1 instructor; 5 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1

Tuition: $11,046 per year for Texas undergraduate residents, $23,496 per year for undergraduate nonresidents; $8,770 per year for Texas graduate residents, $17,070 per year for graduate nonresidents based on 15 hours/semester for undergraduates and 10 hours/semester for students taking classes on campus.

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: Graduates have had a job placement rate exceeding 90% over the past decade. Students have access to 25 undergraduate and 40 graduate level classes taught by personal financial planning faculty. They travel to professional conferences, pursue internships, volunteer in the community, and participate in multiple student organizations to enhance their education and professional development, according to department chairperson Vickie Hampton.
THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
Philadelphia

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

Enrollment: 30

Faculty: 2 full-time, 4 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1 in undergraduate programs

Tuition: $1,170 per credit

Clubs: Financial Planning Society

Overview: The program’s curriculum is flexible with full- and part-time options, multiple start dates, and a “term-off” option for tax professionals. Courses are offered on campus, online or in a hybrid format. An advisor board consisting of financial planning, tax and legal professionals oversees the program and critiques the comprehensive financial plans of capstone course students.
TOWSON UNIVERSITY
Towson, Maryland

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

Enrollment: 32

Faculty: 3 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: $4,847 per semester for Maryland residents; $11,070 per semester for nonresidents

Clubs: Financial Management Association; Towson University Investment Group

Overview: As a degree requirement, students must complete an internship. Through strong, robust relationships with local companies and wealth management firms, the school’s College of Business and Economics helps connect students to experiential opportunities. Students also gain a competitive edge through recognized credentials built into the program, including Bloomberg Essentials Certification for Equities and Microsoft Excel Specialist Certification, according to finance chairman Babu Baradwaj.
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: 126 majors; 3 minors

Faculty: 8 full-time, 4 adjunct

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

Tuition: Varies based on credit hours and residential status

Clubs: The Financial Planning Student Association is affiliated with both the FPA and the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

Overview: The program holds an annual Financial Planning Women & Diversity Symposium addressing the need for more diversity in the financial services industry. Students are also involved with financial literacy programs for high school juniors in the community and with the local FPA chapter.
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: 30 in College of Commerce and Business program; 65 undergraduates and 77 graduates in College of Human Environmental Sciences programs

Faculty: 19 full-time, 2 adjunct in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration; 12 full-time in the College of Human Environmental Sciences

Student-to-faculty ratio: Classes are capped at 35 students in both schools

Tuition: $5,235 per year for Alabama residents, undergraduate and graduate; $12,975 for nonresidents, undergraduate and graduate. Special pricing of $346 per undergraduate credit hour and $367 per graduate credit hour for distance students. Full-time undergraduate students take a minimum of 12 credits per semester, while full-time graduate students take a minimum of 9 credits.

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

Overview: The program in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration 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 College of Human Environmental Sciences has a career placement rate of over 90%, with many students receiving offers before graduation.
UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON
Charleston, West Virginia

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

Enrollment: 18

Faculty: 2 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1; average class size of 27 in financial planning courses

Tuition: $14,950 per semester

Clubs: N/A

Overview: Students interact with financial planning organizations and professionals through their coursework and internship opportunities.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO — BOULDER
Boulder, Colorado

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

Enrollment: 74

Faculty: 6 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:3

Tuition: $8,016 per semester for Colorado residents with the Colorado Opportunity Stipend applied; $19,390 per semester for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter being created

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

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

Enrollment: 96

Faculty: 4 full-time; 3 adjuncts

Student-to-faculty ratio: Average class size in financial planning program is 22 students

Tuition: $5,935 per semester for Delaware residents (up to 17 credits); $15,930 per semester for nonresidents (up to 17 credits)

Clubs: FPA student chapter being created

Overview: Financial planning students have multiple opportunities to hear from industry professionals in a speaker series. Students are each paired with a member of the program’s advisory board during the capstone course to work on a real-life client case.
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Athens, Georgia

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in financial planning, M.S. in financial planning (online or on-site), Ph.D. in financial planning

Enrollment: 128 undergraduate; 70 graduate; 12 doctoral

Faculty: 10 full-time; 3 adjuncts

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $2,838 for up to 6 hours/$4,776 for 6 hours or more for undergraduate Georgia residents; $8,346 for up to 6 hours/$14,063 for 6 hours or more for undergraduate nonresidents; $365 per credit hour for 1-11 hours/$4,325 for 12 or more hours for graduate Georgia residents; $1,029 per credit hour for 1-11 hours/$12,346 for 12 or more hours for graduate nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

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 and adults from the local community.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Houston

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

Enrollment: 73

Faculty: 8 full-time; 3 adjuncts

Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1

Tuition: $11,104 per year for Texas residents; $26,554 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: N/A

Overview: Students are given the opportunity to volunteer to provide financial literacy on campus and in the greater Houston community. Students are frequently targeted by companies in the financial planning and advising industry, according to program director John C. Lopez.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
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Urbana, Illinois

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

Enrollment: 82

Faculty: 6 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $47,800 per year

Clubs: Financial Planning Club

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 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Adelphi, Maryland

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

Enrollment: 132

Faculty: 12 faculty

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $289 per credit hour for Maryland residents; $499 per credit hour for nonresidents; $250 per credit hour for military students

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The school is a Minority Serving Institution and about 50% of its study body is ethnically diverse, according to Peter Munger, chairman of finance and economics.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, DULUTH
Duluth, Minnesota

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

Enrollment: 20

Faculty: 4 full-time, 3 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $457.54 per credit for Minnesota residents; $609,47 per credit for nonresidents. Tuition banding is available and the costs vary based on actual student spending.

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program is housed in the Labovitz School of Business and Economics, providing a solid business foundation for students enrolled in the financial planning program, according to program director Hugo Hietapelto.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Columbia, Missouri

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in personal financial planning, M.S. in personal financial planning (resident and online), Ph.D. in personal financial planning

Enrollment: 162 undergraduate majors; 39 graduates; 10 doctoral

Faculty: 10 full-time, 1 part-time, 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 40:1 for undergraduate majors

Tuition: $11,245 per year for Missouri residents; $27,090 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

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 school’s Office for Financial Success on campus, and in the community through the Family Impact Center. Every spring semester, resident undergraduate students help complete tax returns for individuals and families on campus and in the community. The department places a strong emphasis on active experiential learning, according to professor and department chairwoman Frances Lawrence.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - ST. LOUIS
CFP Board-registered programs: B.S.B.A. with finance emphasis, financial planning track

Enrollment: 65

Faculty: 3 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $345.90 per credit

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

Overview: The UMSL College of Business maintains the largest internship program in the region, according to program director Thomas Eyesell.
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: 40

Faculty: 5 faculty

Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Tuition: $580 per credit hour

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The program is taught 100% online to offer flexibility for student schedules.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
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Jacksonville, Florida

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

Enrollment: 119

Faculty: 3 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1

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

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program’s FPA chapter features four speakers and various events every semester. The program’s advisory council is actively involved with students, providing them with mentoring experiences and shadowing opportunities.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
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Denton, Texas

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

Enrollment: Approximately 15 to 20

Faculty: 2 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 26:1

Tuition: $6,098.13 for 15 credit hours for Texas residents; $6,843.13 for 15 credit hours for Oklahoma residents; $12,323.13 for 15 credit hours for nonresidents;

Clubs: Financial Management Association; UNT Student Investment Group

Overview: The program has forged strong ties with TD Ameritrade, receiving the $50,000 TD Ameritrade NextGen grant in 2015. Strong program support from alumni and employers provides
jobs and internship opportunities, scholarship funds, and travel opportunities
for students.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA
Cedar Falls, Iowa

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

Enrollment: 43

Faculty: 8 full-time; 1 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: $8,938 per year for Iowa residents; $19,480 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: Financial Management Association

Overview: Motivated students are provided with experiential learning and entrepreneurial opportunities through internships with financial planning firms.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Tampa, Florida

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

Enrollment: 50

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

Student-to-faculty ratio: 21:1

Tuition: $6,410 per year for Florida residents; $17,324 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program has partnered with the local FPA chapter to create a new student chapter. Students have been given the opportunity to attend several conferences and industry meetings and have exposure to programs that aid them in finding mentorship, internships and jobs.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
Richardson, Texas

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

Enrollment: 50

Faculty: 12

Student-to-faculty ratio: 23:1

Tuition: $6,517 per semester for Texas residents; $18,438 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 THE INCARNATE WORD
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San Antonio, Texas

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

Enrollment: 90

Faculty: 3 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1

Tuition: $29,000 per year

Clubs: Business Club

Overview: Students in the financial planning program interact with industry guest speakers every semester. There are networking opportunities and career fairs for business students, according to program director Alicia Rubio.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Salt Lake City

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

Enrollment: 60

Faculty: 4 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 26:1

Tuition: $8,824 per year for Utah residents; $28,067 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: A special blending of online and face-to-face instruction provides students with great flexibility and rigorous training. The program is distinguished by its interdisciplinary approach to teaching and scholarship, drawing scholars from sociology, demography, family economics and psychology, according to program director Zhou Yu.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON
Madison, Wisconsin

CFP Board-registered programs: B.B.A. in finance, investment and banking with financial planning and wealth management track

Enrollment: 33

Faculty: 85 faculty in the business school

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: Tuition varies based on residential status and credit hours

Clubs: Wealth Management Group

Overview: The curriculum combines the latest research with practical hands-on learning opportunities with industry leaders to give students specialized knowledge to be career-ready in the wealth management and financial planning field.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - WHITEWATER
Whitewater, Wisconsin

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

Enrollment: 101

Faculty: 7 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 21:1

Tuition: Approximately $3,831 per semester for full-time undergraduates (12-18 credits)

Clubs: Finance Association

Overview: The mission of the program is not only to prepare students for the exam, but also to increase exposure of financial planning as a rewarding career, according to program director Gene M. Toboyek.
UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
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Orem, Utah

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

Enrollment: 500 total, with some students taking time off for missions

Faculty: 5 full-time; 3 professionals in residence

Student-to-faculty ratio: 23:1

Tuition: $2,863 per semester/$5,726 per year for Utah residents; $8,148 per semester/$16,296 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program is the largest undergraduate financial planning program in the country, according to associate professor Luke Dean. The curriculum includes training in industry technology and software, financial counseling and professional sales. Students have the opportunity to take supplementary coursework in accounting, sales and entrepreneurship and have the option of working toward other credentials, including the CFA.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & STATE UNIVERSITY
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Blacksburg, Virginia

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in business with a finance major, financial planning option

Enrollment: 185

Faculty: 1 full-time; 2 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Tuition: $13,620 per year for Virginia residents; $31,908 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program boasts strong placement because of a rigorous curriculum and opportunities for professional engagement, according to program director Ruth Lytton. A high percentage of graduates seek financial planning careers and sit for the CFP exam soon after graduation. Firms engage with the program on campus to help 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 financial planning concentration

Enrollment: Approximately 30

Faculty: 1 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1

Tuition: $4,428 per semester for West Virginia residents; $12,480 per semester for nonresidents

Clubs: N/A

Overview: The financial planning emphasis covers topics in life and health insurance, employee benefits plans, estate planning, property and liability insurance and risk management.
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
Cullowhee, North Carolina

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

Enrollment: 110

Faculty: 3 full-time; 3 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 30:1

Tuition: $3,403.88 per semester for North Carolina residents; $5,403.88 per semester for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: Students are able to complete dual majors in related fields such as accounting, economics, marketing and management. Students are given the opportunity to attend numerous local and national professional conferences each year, participate in financial planning challenge competitions and receive help with resume building, interviewing skills, networking and other professional development, according to assistant professor of finance Patrick Payne.
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
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Bowling Green, Kentucky

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

Enrollment: Approximately 120

Faculty: 7 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1

Tuition: $10,602 per year for Kentucky residents; $26,496 per year for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter

Overview: The program provides approximately 30 outstanding graduates to financial planning firms each year. In addition to core courses, students take additional courses in finance, investments and general business courses. Students 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, according to program director Ron Rhoades.
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Kalamazoo, Michigan

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

Enrollment: 26

Faculty: 14 full-time; 10 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Tuition: Undergraduate flat-rate $5,780 for lower level courses/$7,115 for upper level courses for Michigan residents; undergraduate flat-rate $7,225 for lower level courses/$8,710.25 for upper level courses for nonresidents

Clubs: Financial Services Club

Overview: The school’s state-of-the-art Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness is set to open in January, when the program plans on providing pro bono planning to students and the community in addition to other activities, according to program director Onur Arugaslan.
WIDENER UNIVERSITY
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Rock Hill, South Carolina

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in economics with personal financial planning track; B.S. in finance; M.S. in taxation and financial planning

Enrollment: 40

Faculty: 4 full-time; 10 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Tuition: $45,000 per year for undergraduate programs; $1,050 per credit hour for master’s program

Clubs: Money Club

Overview: Bachelor’s programs require internship experience and all students become certified in the school’s Bloomberg terminal lab.
WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY
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Wayne, New Jersey

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

Enrollment: 70

Faculty: 2 full-time; 4 adjunct

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $12,804 per year for New Jersey residents; $20,842 for nonresidents

Clubs: FPA student chapter; Investment Club

Overview: Students have the opportunity to compete in national competitions, including the FPA Financial Planning Challenge, and attend local and national professional conferences.
WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance with a focus on personal financial planning

Enrollment: 25

Faculty: 3 full-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $5,904.16 per year for North Carolina residents; $16,151.76 for nonresidents

Clubs: Investments Club

Overview: Students have the opportunity to participate in the student-managed investment fund to learn how to manage investment portfolios, according to Alexander G. Kondeas, department chairman of accounting, economics and finance.
WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
Rock Hill, South Carolina

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

Enrollment: 40

Faculty: 2 full-time; 1 part-time

Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1

Tuition: $510 per credit hour

Clubs: Financial Planning and Investment Club

Overview: The program is supported by alumni and the local financial services community, who provide students with internships, scholarships, mentors and permanent jobs, according to program director Philip Gibson.