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

RankNameAnnual TuitionEnrollment
1University of Texas–Austin (McCombs) – Austin, TX$26,000 In-state,
$43,000 Out-of-state
500
2University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) – Philadelphia, PA$47,0001,600
3University of Chicago (Booth) – Chicago, IL$49,0001,200
4University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, IL$17,500 In-state,
$26,500 Out-of-state
200
5University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross) – Ann Arbor, MI$42,800 In-state,
$48,000 Out-of-state
900
6Brigham Young University (Marriott) – Provo, UT$10,000300+
7University of Southern California (Marshall) – Los Angeles, CA$42,000450
8Stanford University – Stanford, CA$52,000750
9New York University (Stern) – New York, NY$43,000820
10University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson) – Minneapolis, MN$27,500 In-state,
$39,000 Out-of-state
200+

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