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Here Is Another Top 50 Accounting Schools In 2019 List for You Guys to Debate

Earlier this month we posted a list of the top 50 accounting schools in 2019 from online education platform, and based on the comments we received, I think many of you guys thought’s rankings sucked.

There were a lot of schools traditionally known for their top-notch accounting programs that were omitted, like Bentley University, Penn State University, University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Southern California (or any California university, for that matter).

Then there were schools on the list that usually aren’t known for being accountant-churning factories, like Truman State University, Grove City College, and Salisbury University. Even Adrienne said, “Who knew University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire had a decent accounting program?”

So today we’re giving you guys another top 50 accounting schools ranking to digest and dissect—this one from College Factual, an online database that offers statistics on universities. To come up with its ranking of the top 50 accounting colleges in 2019, College Factual considered such factors as graduate earnings, major focus percentage, related major concentration, accreditation, and overall college quality.

Here’s College Factual’s top 50 in 2019:

  1. Bentley University
  2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  3. University of Notre Dame
  4. Bryant University
  5. CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College
  6. Boston College
  7. Loyola University-Maryland
  8. Binghamton University
  9. Fairfield University
  10. Villanova University
  11. University of Southern California
  12. University of Texas at Austin
  13. University of Pennsylvania
  14. Lehigh University
  15. University of San Diego
  16. University of Maryland-College Park
  17. Michigan State University
  18. Fordham University
  19. University of Richmond
  20. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
  21. James Madison University
  22. University of Connecticut
  23. Brigham Young University-Provo
  24. University of Denver
  25. DePaul University
  26. Washington University in St. Louis
  27. Rutgers University
  28. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  29. Washington and Lee University
  30. Southern Methodist University
  31. Wake Forest University
  32. University of Miami
  33. Elon University
  34. University of Georgia
  35. Texas A&M University-College Station
  36. University of Delaware
  37. University of Florida
  38. Texas Christian University
  39. Ohio State University
  40. Georgetown University
  41. Marquette University
  42. Baylor University
  43. University of Texas at Dallas
  44. SUNY at Albany
  45. Case Western Reserve University
  46. Siena College
  47. Pennsylvania State University-University Park (Penn State)
  48. University of Washington-Seattle
  49. University of Massachusetts Amherst
  50. Santa Clara University

A few quick thoughts:

  • By my count, there are 10 accounting programs that made both’s and College Factual’s lists (University of Texas at Dallas, SUNY at Albany, Brigham Young University-Provo, Texas A&M University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Georgia, Virginia Tech, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Florida).
  • Hey, three California universities made this list! As did Bentley University, University of Texas at Austin, Penn State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And we can’t forget Wake Forest University.
  • Of the major athletic conferences, the Big 10 has the most schools on this list with seven, followed by the ACC and the Big East with four, and the SEC with three.

Feel free to gloat if your alma mater is on this list, and let us know if anything else in this ranking stands out as odd to you.

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