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For­tu­nate­ly for prospec­tive stu­dents look­ing to major in account­ing, there are a wide vari­ety of top col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties that offer great pro­grams for them to con­sid­er. How­ev­er, before research­ing pro­grams, prospec­tive stu­dents should con­sid­er their indi­vid­ual pri­or­i­ties, as they will go a long way in deter­min­ing which is best account­ing school for them. Stu­dents should be sure to con­sid­er which of the fol­low­ing aspects of their degree will be most impor­tant for them:

  • Col­lege Expe­ri­ence, if you are look­ing for a school with a live­ly cam­pus with an active social life.
  • Career Advance­ment, if you are cur­rent­ly work­ing in the field of busi­ness and are look­ing to obtain a promotion.
  • Cost per cred­it hour, if you are con­cerned about the finan­cial invest­ment that you are mak­ing in your education.
  • Return on Invest­ment, if you are look­ing to earn a degree which will quick­ly pay for itself you may want to con­duct A Cost/Benefit Analy­sis of a Bach­e­lor’s Degree.
  • Indus­try Net­work­ing, if you are look­ing to make con­nec­tions with pro­fes­sors and piers in a spe­cif­ic loca­tion or community.
  • Tech­ni­cal Afflu­ence, if you are look­ing to increase your math­e­mat­ic and sta­tis­tic skills to set you apart from oth­er pro­fes­sion­als in your field.

Once you have con­sid­ered your pri­or­i­ties, the next step will be to look for the pro­gram that best fits your aca­d­e­m­ic, social, finan­cial, and pro­fes­sion­al expec­ta­tions. While most uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges that offer bach­e­lor’s degrees offer majors in account­ing, not all of account­ing pro­grams are equal. For­tu­nate­ly, we have com­piled a list of the Top 15 Bach­e­lor of Account­ing Degree Pro­grams for your ref­er­ence. If any of the schools on the list might offer the best account­ing bach­e­lor’s degree for your spe­cif­ic needs, you should be sure to fol­low the links and request more infor­ma­tion at their school web­site. Our rank­ing of the best account­ing schools is based on the fol­low­ing criteria:

  • Accred­i­ta­tion by the Asso­ci­a­tion to Advance Col­le­giate Schools of Business
  • Aver­age Annu­al Price
  • Nation­al Con­glom­er­ate School Rank­ings such as US News and World Report
  • Finan­cial Aid
  • Account­ing Spe­cial­iza­tions Offered
  • Fresh­man Reten­tion Rate
  • Stu­dent-to-teacher ratio
  • Intern­ship and Job Placement

Because there are so many aspects that go into a col­le­giate expe­ri­ence, there are oth­er con­sid­er­a­tions to be tak­en into account depend­ing on the par­tic­u­lar stu­dent. For instance, if you are cur­rent­ly employed in the field of busi­ness and want to earn a degree while main­tain­ing your full-time job, you may want to find a school that makes the best use of online class for­mats as they allow for a high lev­el of sched­ule flex­i­bil­i­ty. If you are con­sid­er­ing an online school, be sure to check out The Essen­tial Guide to Online Bach­e­lors Degrees. The schools that ranked high­est based on our cri­te­ria were:

  • The Uni­ver­si­ty of Pennsylvania
  • New York University
  • Carnegie Mel­lon University
  • The Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas-Austin
  • The Uni­ver­si­ty of Virginia

While each of these schools ranked high­ly, their pro­grams have dif­fer­ent strengths and weak­ness­es, so if any of the schools on our list of Top 15 Bach­e­lor of Account­ing Degree Pro­grams piques your inter­est, you should be sure to vis­it their school web­site and request more information.


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