2018 Best Schools for an Online Master's in Accounting

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There are seven schools on our best online master's in accounting list this year. These programs were ranked based on student and alumni reviews. Western Governors University leads the pack this year with an impressive 98.15 overall student score and a 100% student recommendation rating. For taking the #1 spot, Western Governors University is extremely affordable costing only $6,790 per year. Kaplan University is similarly priced, charging $8,310 - $10,180 annually and Florida Atlantic University costs $6,657 for in-state tuition.

Students at the University of Maryland - University College commented on the ease of the online system, stating, "The school's online learning portal also so known as LEO is an interactive online learning platform that provides a classroom learning environment with effective online learning tools that is comparable with almost all browsers and operating systems, thereby creating an unforgettable online learning experience." Another student said, "After only a few graduate courses I am already able to use the information learned in real world settings. Another take-away value for the online learning at UMUC is there are no books to buy in undergraduate or graduate courses!" If you're interested in any of these programs, click on the names below to learn more information.

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Rank College 2018 Student Score
#1 #1 Western Governors University 2018 Student Score 98.15
#2 #2 Liberty University 2018 Student Score 85.00
#3 #3 Kaplan University 2018 Student Score 83.40
#4 #4 Florida Atlantic University 2018 Student Score 81.52
#5 #5 University of Maryland University College 2018 Student Score 79.52
#6 #6 Southern New Hampshire University Online 2018 Student Score 76.49
#7 #7 Texas A & M University-Commerce 2018 Student Score 76.47


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 2018 Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular degree program 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 their institution of choice for more details.

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This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.