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.
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
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
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
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