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Financial Planning students earn high national pass rates

Financial Planning students passed the 10-hour Certified Financial Planner® Examination with flying colors again this year.

2011-06-06
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [6-2-11]

Minnesota State University, Mankato students passed the 10-hour Certified Financial Planner® Examination with flying colors again this year.

Students in the College of Extended Learning and College of Business Financial Planning Certificate Program exceeded the rigorous national exam’s pass rate for the seventh straight time. Students who pass the exam can receive the CFP® designation – the most highly recognized and respected professional certification among financial service professionals.

Minnesota State Mankato’s online Certificate Program students achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the March 2011 CFP® Examination, and classroom-based students achieved an 89 percent pass rate. The national average pass rate was 60 percent.

This marks the seventh year that students in Minnesota State Mankato’s Financial Planning Certificate Program exceeded the national pass rate. The exam is offered in March, July and November of each year.

“Again this year our students have proven that Minnesota State Mankato’s Financial Planning Certificate Program is one of the best in the country,” said Leon Chen, program director. “Our pass rate is typically well above the national average, thanks to willing students and great instructors.”

Established in 1998 as a way to meet continuing education needs for financial planning professionals, the Minnesota State Mankato Financial Planning Certificate Program includes five courses in financial planning and insurance, investment planning, tax planning, retirement planning and estate planning. Students have the option of taking courses in any order online or at the Minnesota State Mankato satellite site at 7700 France in Edina.

Students who successfully complete the program meet the educational requirement to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.

Those who want more information about the program may visit www.mnsu.edu/cfp or contact Jean Clarke at (507) 389-2572 or (800) 311-3142.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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