Here Are the 10 Best Colleges for Accounting in the US

7. The Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University

At the Orfalea College of Business, accounting and law go hand-in-hand. After a few name changes—Business Department in the Sciences Division (1959),  the School of Business and Social Sciences (1970)—the college was named in 2001 after Paul Orfalea, the founder of Kinko’s, in recognition of his $15 million gift.

The accounting program will prepare you for a career in professional services firms, industry, and government, and is a school “preferred” by the big four public accounting firms for newly graduated recruits. Stay on at Orfalea, post-graduation, to get your Master of Science degrees in Accounting and Taxation.

6. James Madison University College of Business

Determined to pass your CPA with flying colors? James Madison University College of Business will get you there. They boasted a 95.2 CPA pass rate and an average score of 85.8 in 2015, thanks to their focused program and CPA Exam Boot Camp. The fully-accredited college offers undergraduate degrees in accounting that can be combined with studies in computer information systems, business analytics, quantitative finance, marketing, management, international business, economics, finance, and business law. BusinessWeek recognized it as one of the Top 5% Undergraduate Programs and the 40th best business school in the United States.

5. University of North Texas College of Business

The University of North Texas College of Business is a constituent college of the University of North Texas in Denton. It occupies five academic departments that are probably more varied than any other combination on this list. Those faculties include accounting, finance, insurance, real estate and law, information technology and decision sciences, management, and marketing and logistics. The college allows students to work within six other interdisciplinary centers and that’s where the choice gets wildly inspiring. Choose from The Center for NAFTA Studies, The Information Systems Research Center, The Institute of Petroleum Accounting, The Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship, The Professional Leadership Program, and The Center for Logistics Education & Research.

Add Comment