Accounting Degree Review - an independent, online publication that covers education and career paths for students - recently released their 2015 ranking of the top 45 online graduate accounting programs.

The ranking factored accreditation, cost, and available information regarding student satisfaction. The University of Alabama's Collat School of Business, in Birmingham, AL, topped the list, followed by the University of Connecticut.

"Choosing an online graduate program can be a great choice for students who want to pursue higher education, but do not have time to attend classes on campus because of work or family obligations,” said Kate Lau, editor at Accounting Degree Review, in a statement. “An online graduate accounting program gives students the flexibility to take courses around their schedule and gives students the opportunity to balance work and family life with studies. The majority of the online programs are 100% remote and students are not required to attend any classes on campus. Whether you decide you want to sit for the CPA or you want to advance in your career, pursuing a graduate degree will give you the tools and requirements needed to do both."

Other schools on the list include (alphabetical order):

  • American Public University System, Charles Town, WV
  • Auburn University, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business - Auburn, AL
  • Baker College - Flint, MI
  • Benedictine University, College of Business - Lisle, IL
  • California State University - Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
  • Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
  • Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Emporia State University - Emporia, KS
  • Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL
  • Franklin University - Columbus, OH
  • Gardner-Webb University, Broyhill School of Management - Boiling Springs, NC
  • Georgia Southern University - Statesboro, GA
  • Golden Gate University - San Francisco, CA
  • Indiana Wesleyan University - Marion, IN
  • Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
  • New England College - Henniker, NH
  • Northeastern University, D'Amore McKim School of Business - Boston, MA
  • Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Our Lady of the Lake University - San Antonio, TX
  • Post University - Waterbury, CT
  • Regis University - Denver, CO
  • Rider University, College of Business Administration - Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
  • Saint Joseph's College - Rensselaer, IN
  • Saint Leo University, Donald R. Tapia School of Business - St. Leo, FL
  • Southern New Hampshire University - Hooksett, NH
  • Southern Utah University - Cedar City, UT
  • St. Johnís University, Peter J. Tobin College of Business - Jamaica, NY
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute - Utica, NY
  • Stetson University - DeLand, FL
  • Stratford University - Falls Church, VA
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce - Commerce, TX
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham - Birmingham, AL
  • University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
  • University of Maryland University College - Adelphi, MD
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management - Amherst, MA
  • University of Miami - Coral Gables, FL
  • University of Michigan-Flint - Flint, MI
  • University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School - Chapel Hill, NC
  • University of Scranton - Scranton, PA
  • University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD
  • University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management - Richardson, TX
  • Walden University - Minneapolis, MN
  • Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Western New England University - Springfield, MA

For the entire ranking here, head to Accounting Degree’s site here.