2014 Rankings of College Accounting Programs

Which colleges have the best accounting degree programs? The answer depends on many factors, of course, starting with what the individual is looking for.

In it's latest rankings, the higher education information website College Factual looked at private and public university accounting programs and rated them on value, the salaries their graduates make, which are most popular, which are most accounting-focused and their overall rankings.

The results:

Overall Top Colleges for Accounting

  1. Bentley University, Waltham, MA
  2. University of Notre Dame, IN
  3. Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
  4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
  5. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  6. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  7. CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College, NY, NY
  8. New York University, NY, NY
  9. Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  10. SUNY at Binghampton, Vestal, NY

Highest Paid Accounting Graduates (Salaries: Starting/Mid-Career)

  1. Santa Clara University, CA ($56k/$130k)
  2. University of Notre Dame ($60k/$119k)
  3. New York University ($65k/$114k)
  4. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA ($55k/$117k)
  5. University of Pennsylvania ($57k/$115k)
  6. Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD ($41k/$130k)
  7. George Washington University, D.C. ($52k/$115k)
  8. Boston College ($57k/$109k)
  9. University of Southern California ($55k/$110k)
  10. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA ($56k/$106k)

Best Value

  1. Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
  2. Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
  3. SUNY at Binghampton, NY
  4. Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, OK
  5. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  6. Saint Ambrose University
  7. Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
  8. University of Wyoming
  9. Texas Tech University
  10. Iowa State University

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