Listed below are the 12 best schools offering master's degrees in accounting, based on student ratings. Non-profit Case Western University receives the highest overall rating, with an impressive 100% recommendation rate from its students. Arizona State University offers the lowest annual in-state and out-of-state tuition, starting at $6,098 each, with Texas A&M University and Clemson University following closely with in-state tuition of $8,656 and $9,220, respectively. Texas A&M and Clemson also charge low out-of-state tuition, each in the $18,000 range. Students can attend private University of Tampa for a very reasonable $10,394 per year.
Texas A&M University received special accolades from graduate students regarding its proven track record in career development. One stated, "The career resources are phenomenal," while another student praised the school even further, writing, "93% of my class already has a job lined up after we graduate with the Big 4 Accounting Firms!” Regarding University of Denver, one graduate student wrote, "The faculty are very supportive in helping students find a career and help however they can in the recruitment/job application process." Florida International University received praise from one student who said, "If I had to do it all again I would without any hesitation."
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.