Slideshow Top planning schools: Where are they located?

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  • December 05 2017, 3:17pm EST
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With the number of CFP Board-approved planning programs growing across the country, prospective advisors have a longer list of choices than ever before. While there are many factors to consider when choosing a program, geography can be important. Advisors looking to hire young planners should take note of the planning programs in their area as well.

To start your search a little closer to home (or farther away), check out where our annual list of 95 top financial planning degree programs at colleges and universities fall on the map, organized by region.

Note: Maps not drawn to scale. Numbers correspond to location. Blue numbers/bold text indicates programs that are new to this year's listing.

See our full listing here.

Northeast

1. University of Delaware
2. New Jersey City University
3. William Paterson University
4. Alfred State College
5. Berkeley College
6. The College of Saint Rose
7. Bentley University
8. Framingham State University
9. Suffolk University
10. Salisbury University
11. Clarion University of Pennsylvania
12. Penn State Erie - The Behrend College
13. St. Joseph's University
14. Temple University
15. Shippensburg University
16. Widener University
17. Rhode Island College
18. Albertus Magnus College
19. Bryant University
20. Delaware State University
21. DeSales University
22. Molloy College
23. Rutgers University
24. Saint Vincent College
25. Southern New Hampshire University
26. SUNY Cobleskill
27. Stockton University
28. Towson University

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South

1. University of Alabama
2. University of North Florida
3. Clark Atlanta University
4. Murray State University
5. Western Kentucky University
6. Louisiana State University
7. Gardner-Webb University
8. Winston-Salem State University
9. Clemson University
10. Winthrop University
11. Angelo State University
12. Stephen T. Austin State University
13. Texas A&M University
14. Texas Tech University
15. University of Houston
16. University of North Texas
17. University of the Incarnate Word
18. Old Dominion University
19. Regent University
20. Virginia Commonwealth University
21. Virginia Tech
22. Shepherd University
23. Southern Arkansas University
24. Liberty University
25. University of Georgia

Midwest

1. Iowa State University
2. Eastern Illinois University
3. Illinois State University
4. Olivet Nazarene University
5. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
6. Indiana State University
7. Purdue University
8. Kansas State University
9. Murray State University
10. Davenport University
11. Western Michigan University
12. Minnesota State University, Mankato
13. University of Minnesota Duluth
14. North Dakota State University
15. Bowling Green State University
16. Franklin University
17. Mount Vernon Nazarene University
18. The Ohio State University
19. University of Akron
20. Wright State University
21. Northeastern State University
22. Oklahoma State University
23. University of Wisconsin-Madison
24. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
25. Creighton University
26. University of Missouri
27. University of Missouri - St. Louis
28. Ball State University
29. Central Michigan University
30. Missouri State University

West

1. California Lutheran University
2. California State University, Northridge
3. Golden Gate University
4. San Diego State University
5. Colorado State University
6. Oregon State University
7. University of Utah
8. Utah Valley University
9. California State University, Fullerton
10. California State University, Sacramento
11. Central Washington University
12. Eastern New Mexico University