The Public Accounting Report, the monthly independent newsletter serving the accounting profession since 1978, released the results of their 35th Annual Professors Survey this August, in which accounting professors across U.S. colleges and universities rank collegiate accounting programs.

This year, three constant heavyweights—the University of Texas, University of Illinois and Brigham Young University—remained on top of undergrad and graduate rankings, with BYU overtaking Illinois in the master’s rankings at #2.

New programs to the undergrad rankings since 2015 include Boston College, College of William & Mary, DePaul University, Lehigh University, Mississippi State University, University of Arkansas, University of Kentucky, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma and University of South Carolina.

For graduate rankings, Case Western Reserve University, Mississippi State University, University of Kentucky, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, University of Pittsburgh and Utah State University all made first appearances on this year's ranking.

The top 10 rankings from the 35th Annual Professors Survey are as follows:

Undergraduate Rankings:

1. University of Texas
2. University of Illinois
3. Brigham Young University
4. University of Notre Dame
5. Texas A&M University
6. Indiana University
7. University of Mississippi
8. University of Alabama
9. University of Southern California
10. University of Florida

Master's Rankings:

1. University of Texas
2. Brigham Young University
3. University of Illinois
4. University of Notre Dame
5. University of Michigan
6. University of Southern California
7. Indiana University
8. University of Mississippi
9. University of Alabama
10. University of Georgia

Doctoral Programs:

1. University of Texas
2. Stanford University
3. University of Illinois
4. University of Chicago
5. University of Michigan
6. University of Pennsylvania
7. University of Mississippi
8. University of Alabama
9. Texas A&M University
10. University of North Carolina

Interested accounting departments looking to participate in the Survey should send a list of eligible accounting faculty members to Julie.Lindy@wolterskluwer.com between Feb. 1 and Feb. 15 annually. Lists should be in Excel format, with one column for name, one column for title and one column for email address for each eligible faculty member.

For more on the Public Accounting Reportand the full 35th Annual Professors Survey, head to Wolters Kluwer'ssite here. The PAR is also available onCCH IntelliConnectand theCCH Accounting Research Manager.Single issues can be purchased on the iOS App Storehere.