College Choice, an online resource ranking various college programs and institutions, recently released their 2016 ranking for the best bachelor's degree programs in accounting. The University of Minnesota and their Carlson School of Management placed first amongst a slew of other big-name institutions.
In determining the ranking of 50 bachelor's programs, College Choice based their findings "exclusively on factors actual college freshmen said were most important to their college decision," writes list author Robert Hand.
"According to the most recent nationwide survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA , these factors include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost, and success of graduates in the post-college job market," Hand added. "Our data was derived from a variety of publicly available sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.com and will help [students] find a school that will set you up for success in this important field."
College Choice's top ten bachelor's programs in accounting for 2016 are as follows:
1) University of Minnesota
2) Brigham Young University
3) California State University - Northridge
4) Florida State University
5) University of Massachusetts
6) University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
7) Rutgers University
8) University of Florida
9) University of Texas at Austin
10) University of Missouri
On the #1 ranked University of Minnesota, Hand wrote that "Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management approaches each area of study in relation to other relevant fields, resulting in a comprehensive educational experience. Accounting faculty at the Carlson School are active scholars and researchers who create a stimulating learning environment. The undergraduate accounting major at the University of Minnesota prepares students to fill the role of business advisor as well as number-cruncher."
For the full ranking, head to College Choice's site here.