The University of Akron’s financial planning program was ranked No. 11 in the country by WealthManagement.com in its 2019 rankings released last week.

Sixty-seven on-campus, full-time, four-year programs were assessed on a number of indicators, including number and kind of degrees granted, number of full-time faculty and their equivalents, number of faculty with advanced degrees, capstone courses offered, faculty with certified financial planner certification, and number of electives offered.

“This ranking is an affirmation of the hard work and dedication of our faculty, the incredible support from our program sponsors from the financial services industry, and a testament to the great students and alumni from our program,” Susan Hanlon, interim dean of the college of business administration, said in a news release..

Akron’s program is the only one in Ohio, other than Wright State, which was ranked No. 21, to make the final ranking of the top 48 programs.

“This is a great accomplishment for our program, for the college of business administration, and The University of Akron,” said Barry S. Mulholland, director of the program and assistant professor of practice, in the news release. “Our students are enthusiastic and engaged learners, continually competing for honors and earning placement in top jobs and internships each year.”

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