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Where Did Your Alma Mater Rank In This List of the Top 50 Accounting Schools In 2019?

Now, before you break out that Jimmer Fredette BYU basketball jersey from 2011 or start tomahawk chopping in front of your co-workers, keep in mind this isn’t U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of the schools with the best undergraduate accounting programs. This ranking of the top 50 accounting programs in the U.S. is from, an online education platform that also provides resources to students searching schools and careers.

Formerly known as Education Portal, said it took several factors into account when putting together this list, including tuition, student retention, and graduation rates. It also looked at other features that make a program stand out, like acclaimed faculty, job placement, and internship opportunities.

Every once in a while we like to give you guys the opportunity to brag to colleagues or wear your Buckeyes tie to a client meeting, so here’s’s ranking of the top 50 accounting schools in the country:

  1. University of Texas at Dallas
  2. Truman State University
  3. State University of New York (SUNY) College at Geneseo
  4. SUNY at Albany
  5. Brigham Young University-Provo
  6. St. Joseph’s College-New York
  7. SUNY College at Oswego
  8. University of Northern Iowa
  9. Grove City College
  10. Arizona State University-West
  11. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  12. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  13. University of Missouri-Columbia
  14. Salisbury University
  15. SUNY College at Brockport
  16. SUNY College at Plattsburgh
  17. Texas A&M University-College Station
  18. Grand Valley State University
  19. Towson University
  20. Appalachian State University
  21. North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  22. Louisiana State University
  23. Michigan State University
  24. University at Buffalo
  25. West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  26. James Madison University
  27. Arizona State University-Tempe
  28. Ohio State University
  29. University of Oregon
  30. University of Georgia
  31. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
  32. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  33. University of Central Florida
  34. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  35. Iowa State University
  36. Florida State University
  37. University of South Carolina-Columbia
  38. SUNY at Fredonia
  39. University of Oklahoma-Norman
  40. University of Iowa
  41. Western Washington University
  42. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
  43. University of Florida
  44. University of North Carolina-Wilmington
  45. SUNY Oneonta
  46. Ohio University
  47. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  48. Indiana University-Bloomington
  49. Colorado State University-Fort Collins
  50. Oregon State University

Some initial thoughts:

  • Unlike other rankings in previous years that Caleb and Adrienne wrote about, Wake Forest didn’t make’s top 50.
  • It seems like every SUNY campus made the list, but the University of Texas-Austin was left off.
  • Of the major athletic conferences, the SEC and the Big 10 tied with the most schools ranked with six, followed by the ACC and the Pac-12 with three.

Anything else you found interesting or weird? If so, discuss it below.