Accounting Degree Review, an online resource for accounting programs and information, has released its 2016 ranking of the top 50 graduate accounting programs. 

The ranking compiled data from Public Accounting Report, Brigham Young University, the U.S. News & World Report, and considered AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation. 

"The graduate accounting programs on the list will give students the knowledge and confidence needed to sit for the CPA, and enhance career growth," stated Kate Lau, editor at Accounting Degree Review.   

The University of Texas-Austin, McCombs School of Business in Austin, TX, earned top honors, followed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL.

Other schools included in the ranking, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

  • Arizona State University: W.P. Carey School of Business - Tempe, AZ
  • Auburn University: Raymond J. Harbert College of Business - Auburn, AL
  • Baylor University: Hankamer School of Business - Waco, TX
  • Bentley University: Graduate School of Business - Waltham, MA
  • Brigham Young University: Marriott School of Management - Provo, UT
  • College of William & Mary: Mason School of Business - Williamsburg, VA
  • Columbia University: New York, NY
  • Fairfield University: Charles F. Dolan School of Business - Fairfield, CT
  • Florida State University: College of Business - Tallahassee, FL
  • Indiana University-Bloomington: Kelley School of Business - Bloomington, IN
  • Loyola Marymount University: College of Business Administration - Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami University (Ohio): Farmer School of Business - Oxford, OH
  • Michigan State University: Eli Broad College of Business - East Lansing, MI
  • New York University: Leonard N. Stern School of Business - New York, NY
  • North Carolina State University: Poole College of Management - Raleigh, NC
  • Northern Illinois University: College of Business - DeKalb, IL
  • Northwestern University: Kellogg School of Management - Evanston, IL
  • Ohio State University: Fisher College of Business - Columbus, OH
  • Pennsylvania State University: Smeal College of Business - State College, PA
  • Seattle University: Albers School of Business and Economics - Seattle, WA
  • Southern Methodist University: Cox School of Business - Dallas, TX
  • Stanford University: Graduate School of Business - Stanford, CA
  • Texas A&M University: Mays Business School - College Station, TX
  • Texas Christian University: Neeley School of Business - Fort Worth, TX
  • University of Alabama: Culverhouse School of Accountancy - Tuscaloosa, AL
  • University of Arizona: Eller College of Management - Tucson, AZ
  • University of Arkansas: Sam M. Walton College of Business - Fayetteville, AK
  • University of California Berkeley: Haas School of Business - Berkeley, CA
  • University of Chicago: Booth School of Business - Chicago, IL
  • University of Connecticut: School of Business - Storrs, CT
  • University of Florida: Warrington College of Business Administration - Gainesville, FL
  • University of Georgia: Terry College of Business - Athens, GA
  • University of Iowa: Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Iowa City, IA
  • University of Michigan: Stephen M. Ross School of Business - Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Mississippi: Patterson School of Accountancy - Oxford, MS
  • University of Missouri: Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business - Columbia, MO
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Kenan-Flagler Business School - Chapel Hill, NC
  • University of Notre Dame: Mendoza College of Business - Notre Dame, IN
  • University of Oklahoma: Michael F. Price College of Business - Norman, OK
  • University of Pennsylvania: The Wharton School - Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Southern California: Leventhal School of Accounting - Los Angeles, CA
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville: College of Business Administration - Knoxville, TN
  • University of Texas-Dallas: Naveen Jindal School of Management - Richardson, TX
  • University of Utah: David Eccles School of Business - Salt Lake City, UT
  • University of Virginia: McIntire School of Commerce - Charlottesville, VA
  • University of Washington: Michael G. Foster School of Business - Seattle, WA
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: Wisconsin School of Business - Madison, WI
  • Virginia Tech: Pamplin College of Business - Blacksburg, VA
  • Wake Forest University: School of Business - Winston-Salem, NC

For the full list, head to Accounting Degree Review's site here.