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Press Kit

Press Kit

Helpful information for the press.

  • Founded by Dr. Solomon Huebner in 1927, The American College of Financial Services is the nation's oldest and largest nontraditional institution for higher learning, devoted exclusively to the academic study of financial services.
  • With over 150,000 alumni, The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the body that accredits major leading universities including Princeton, Carnegie-Mellon and the Wharton School.
  • The American College of Financial Services is a top provider of the CFP® Certification education and prepares more individuals to take the CFP® Certification examination than any other educational provider, with the examination pass rates routinely surpassing industry averages.
  • The RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional®), ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant®), CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER), and CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter®) are some of the top programs offered at The American College of Financial Services. The College offers eight higher education designations, two competitive masters programs, a PhD program and CFP® Certification education.
  • The College regularly sponsors or co-sponsors initiatives designed to address the targeted needs of specific audiences, including women in financial services, African-American financial advisors, advisors to families with special-needs children, college-age students interested in financial life skills and more.
  • The American College Center for Ethics in Financial Services was launched in March 2006. The Center brings together industry leaders, accomplished producers, and prominent business ethicists to reinforce the interconnectedness between values and good business practices.
  • Students of The American College of Financial Services are domiciled in all 50 states and 19 foreign countries.
  • More than 200 leading U.S. colleges and universities utilize textbooks from The College as part of their financial services curricula.
  • The American College Foundation holds an endowment of more than $29 million, as of December 31, 2008. This includes approximately $6.5 million of cash value in College-owned life insurance contracts. 


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