College Choice Releases 2016 Ranking of the Best Online Master's in Accounting Degree Programs

June 8, 2016 8:35 AM EDT

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EUGENE, Ore., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice (, an independent college search and rankings website, has published a ranking of the top fifty online masters programs in accounting in the United States (

Rutgers University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Maryland-University College, Auburn University, and the University of Massachusetts occupy the top five spots on the list, which is based on factors such as cost of attendance, each program's reputation in its field, and return on investment. Other schools include the University of South Dakota, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami, Northeastern University, and the University of North Carolina.

Robert Hand, lead editor for the ranking, explains College Choice's rationale for this ranking further: "Undergraduate students interested accounting should seriously consider furthering their education with a master's degree to be fully qualified in the field and prepared for the CPA exam. Students now increasingly have the option of completing their accounting education through a growing number of online options, so we wanted to highlight these in great detail."

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

American Public University System, Charles Town, WV

Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

Bentley University, Waltham, MA

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA

Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

DeVry University, Phoenix, AZ

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Franklin University, Columbus, OH

Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

Liberty University, Virginia Beach, VA

New England College, Henniker, NH

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

Post University, Waterbury, CT

Regis University, Denver, CO

Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Saint Joseph's College of Maine, Standish, ME

Saint Leo University, St. Leo, FL

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH

Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

St. John's University, Jamaica, NY

Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Stratford University, Falls Church, VA

Strayer University, Washington, DC

SUNY Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX

University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT

University of Maryland University College, Baltimore, MD

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

University of Miami, Miami, FL

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT

College Choice is a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.


Christian Amondson Managing Editor, College Choice Web: Email Phone:(541) 255-3801

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