Best Graduate Accounting Colleges of 2012-2013

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Earning a degree in accounting will prepare you for a successful career in variety of industries. While most people envision accountants as glorified bookkeepers, in reality, accountants are involved in a wide variety of activities including developing strategies for mergers and acquisitions, quality management, tax strategy, health care benefits management, financial analysis, consulting and developing information systems to track financial performance. Every business relies on accountants and many successful accountants will eventually end up in upper management for top businesses and corporations. This page provides a list of the top 10 accounting colleges and universities in the United States. You can find more accounting schools in our business schools section.

Accounting College Rankings

Rank Name Annual Tuition Enrollment
1 University of Texas–Austin (McCombs) – Austin, TX $26,000 In-state,
$43,000 Out-of-state
2 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) – Philadelphia, PA $47,000 1,600
3 University of Chicago (Booth) – Chicago, IL $49,000 1,200
4 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, IL $17,500 In-state,
$26,500 Out-of-state
5 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross) – Ann Arbor, MI $42,800 In-state,
$48,000 Out-of-state
6 Brigham Young University (Marriott) – Provo, UT $10,000 300+
7 University of Southern California (Marshall) – Los Angeles, CA $42,000 450
8 Stanford University – Stanford, CA $52,000 750
9 New York University (Stern) – New York, NY $43,000 820
10 University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson) – Minneapolis, MN $27,500 In-state,
$39,000 Out-of-state

* College rankings based on editor generated composite of major ranking indices.

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