This list ranks the top 17 schools that offer graduate degrees in accounting, based on student ratings. At the top of the list is Arizona State University, which also has very favorable annual tuition rates -- in the $6,454 - $22,652 range. Arizona State University also receives a 100% student recommendation rate. One student states that the "Arizona State University taxation program is one of the most highly regarded tax programs available today."
Other schools that made the list include Florida Atlantic University, University of Houston, San Diego State University and University of Hawaii at Manoa, proving that there are top-rated schools across the United States. Some of these schools offer competitive tuition rates, such as Texas A & M University-College Station with an annual tuition of $16,746 per year.
When reviewing San Diego State University, which received a 100% recommendation rate from those surveyed, one student writes, "The teachers are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in assisting students with career planning/recruitment for life after school." A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student writes that his school "will prepare you for a job," adding, "there are many opportunities for internships and jobs at this location." Click on the college names below to discover more reviews of our top-rated accounting programs or check out our rankings of top online accounting graduate programs.
|Rank||College||Annual Tuition||2017 Student Score|
|#1 University of Denver||Annual Tuition $40,038||2017 Student Score 88.70|
|#2 University of North Carolina at Charlotte||Annual Tuition $18,880||2017 Student Score 87.34|
|#3 The University of Texas at Dallas||Annual Tuition $21,606||2017 Student Score 87.27|
|#4 The University of Texas at Austin||Annual Tuition $20,710||2017 Student Score 86.53|
|#5 Arizona State University||Annual Tuition $6,454 - $22,652||2017 Student Score 83.00|
|#6 Texas A & M University-College Station||Annual Tuition $16,746||2017 Student Score 82.50|
|#7 University of Houston||Annual Tuition $15,984||2017 Student Score 82.02|
|#8 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College||Annual Tuition $17,348||2017 Student Score 81.49|
|#9 Rutgers University-Newark||Annual Tuition $27,646||2017 Student Score 81.14|
|#10 University of Washington - Bothell||Annual Tuition $27,066||2017 Student Score 79.43|
|#11 University of Kansas||Annual Tuition $20,316||2017 Student Score 77.64|
|#12 Florida Atlantic University||Annual Tuition $18,446||2017 Student Score 76.29|
|#13 Golden Gate University||Annual Tuition $15,660||2017 Student Score 76.14|
|#14 San Diego State University||Annual Tuition $19,192||2017 Student Score 74.77|
|#15 University of Maryland - College Park||Annual Tuition $23,694||2017 Student Score 73.30|
|#16 University of Hawaii at Manoa||Annual Tuition $30,660||2017 Student Score 72.26|
|#17 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Annual Tuition $24,061||2017 Student Score 72.25|
Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2017 Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.
Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.