College Choice, an online resource ranking various college programs and institutions, recently unveiled their 2016 ranking for the best online master's in accounting programs. The University of Massachusetts Amherst and their Isenberg School of Management topped the list for digital master's programs.

On choosing UMass, list author Robert Hand noted that prospective students can "take one or more courses during fall, spring, and summer terms [and] applications are accepted throughout the year. For those who aren’t sure if they want to complete a degree, the university allows one to take up to 15 credits before applying to a degree program." College Choice aditionally lists the UMass annual tuition for the master's program at $22,857.

Auburn University, the University of Maryland University College, University of Connecticut, and Rutgers University occupied the remaining top five spots on College Choice's list. In determining the ranking, College Choice weighed factors including the cost of tuition and national reputation, according to sources such as U.S. News & World Report, and the National Center for Education Statistics, in order to provide a balance of cost and academic prominence.

College Choice's top 10 programs for obtaining an online master's in accounting in 2016 are as follows:

1) University of Massachusetts Amherst

2) Auburn University

3) University of Maryland University College

4) University of Connecticut

5) Rutgers University

6) University of North Carolina

7) Northeastern University

8) University of Miami

9) Florida Atlantic University

10) University of South Dakota

For the full ranking, head to College Choice'ssite here.