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2022 Best Colleges for Accounting

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51,697

Graduates Per Year

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$53K

Average Salary

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#10

Most Popular Major

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TOP

10

Popularity

Very Popular

51,697

740% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

1,134

491% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

9

Communication and Media Studies

55,113

10

Accounting

51,697

11

Teacher Education and Professional Development

50,540

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$39,046

22% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

99

Clinical Psychology

$39,295

100

Accounting

$39,046

Salary

High Salary

$45,421

18% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

100

Accounting and Business Management

$45,421

101

Accounting

$45,421

102

Accounting and Finance

$45,421

Professors

Very Bad

3.8/5

5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

272

Engineering Technologies

273

Accounting

274

Engineering

Students

Diverse

4/5

9.75% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

133

Graphic Design

134

Accounting

135

Petroleum Engineering

SUMMARY

Majoring in Accounting is a valuable choice and naturally a requisite first step for students aspiring to pursue a career as a senior internal auditor, a senior tax accountant, or a certified public accountant. Interestingly, accounting is an extremely popular degree choice, ranking as the 10th most popular degree. Last academic year alone, there were 51,697 accounting diplomas received. In-state tuition for accounting at private schools is, on average, 3.5 times more pricey than their public rivals.

With an impressive 1134 institutions offering this degree odds are that any schools you are looking at will have a degree program for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other accounting students, look at colleges in Texas which have the most students admitted to accounting annually. More generally, the top region to major in accounting is in the Southeast region with The University of Alabama, Florida Atlantic University, and University of Mississippi best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to major in accounting is the Southeastern Conference with The University of Alabama, University of Mississippi, and Texas A & M University-College Station representing the conference. Based on our list of the best colleges, our selection for the best school for accounting is University of Pennsylvania.

The 'best' school does not mean it is the best school for you. There can be tons more perspectives to think about when selecting institution. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely modify your thoughts on which college to attend. At Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which accounting school has the top campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If you are very interested in which university has the top campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more to evaluate all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life here and, from that list, our choice for the university with the best student life for accounting is Georgetown University. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our decisions will probably shock you.

If expense is a significant factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding University of Southern California. University of Southern California is our most expensive school for accounting, at least for out of state attendance. We do have a page for the most expensive colleges that might put the cost of University of Southern California into perspective. For more context, you might be interested to know that accounting is the 100th most expensive program in the US, with an average expense of $39,000. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for accounting on our list is District of Columbia with tuition and fees at the primary three colleges equalling $49,070 at American University, equalling $54,453 at George Washington University, and costs of $54,453 at Georgetown University. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the U.S. for accounting is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with Claremont McKenna College with a cost of $56,190, Pepperdine University with a cost of $55,640, and University of Southern California with a cost of $57,256.

Our cheapest region for accounting is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and Western Governors University with a cost of $6,380. More optimistically, the most affordable university for accounting is CUNY Queens College. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $9,500 for a degree in accounting. That cost balloons by a lot to an average of $20,600 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the university constituting the best value for accounting: University of Pennsylvania. Through this link you will find our comprehensive list of the universities we believe to be the best value in general. Do know, this list is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for accounting majors can vary, but two years after completing the major graduates will typically earn around $53,200. While there can be a lot of variation in earnings; highest paid earners can bring in up to $101,500. Right out of school, the minimum earning positions within the accounting field earn $27,100, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates from accounting studied at Bentley University and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of accounting sits solid, falling within the 66th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for accounting is Emory University and here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Accounting major is only in the 18th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, ranking in the 58th percentile. White collegians compose the largest share at 59% of those majoring in accounting. Additionally, 50% of students pursuing an accounting major are women.

The median score of accounting's professors is 3.8 stars, a ranking which is 5% lower than the median score for every major; this is a subpar ranking. If you are searching for the most popular accounting professor in the nation, take a look at James Powder at Los Angeles Valley College. It might be a shock, but the top ranked accounting professors by student come from CUNY Bernard M Baruch College. As we consider data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the university with the overall best instructors for accounting is University of Pennsylvania. You will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the top examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for accounting is University of Pennsylvania. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have an extensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that approaching the higher education world through a lens only derived from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We at Authority encourage you to explore our other pages on individual colleges and peruse a few of Authority's helpful background articles on beneficial things to consider as your university search continues.

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CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

#1 Best Colleges for Accounting

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is a large public college located in New York, NY ranked 188th in the US. It has a total of 18,470 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 43.47% of applicants. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College offers 89 different majors and is best known for its Accounting, Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, and Sales and Merchandising programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,930 for in-state students and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is moderately priced. 63.98% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $57,200 per year, which is 38% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.baruch.cuny.edu

A

Rating

43%

Acceptance

22,091

Students

#188

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

#2 Best Colleges for Accounting

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

University of Pennsylvania

#3 Best Colleges for Accounting

University of Pennsylvania is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 8th in the US. It has a total of 14,000 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.66% acceptance rate. University of Pennsylvania offers 355 different majors and is best known for its Finance, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, and Philosophy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,156 per year, University of Pennsylvania is exceptionally pricey. 81.13% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $85,900 per year, which is 107% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

#8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

University of Southern California

#4 Best Colleges for Accounting

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

University of Notre Dame

#5 Best Colleges for Accounting

University of Notre Dame is a large private university located in Notre Dame, IN ranked 16th in the United States. It has a total of 8,803 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.83% acceptance rate. University of Notre Dame offers 173 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Italian Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,046 per year, University of Notre Dame is exceptionally expensive. 94.34% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $78,400 per year, which is 89% greater than the national median.

Notre Dame, IN

www.nd.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

13,221

Students

#16

Ranking

$55,046

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#6 Best Colleges for Accounting

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

Bentley University

#7 Best Colleges for Accounting

Bentley University is a mid-sized private college located in Waltham, MA ranked 63rd in the nation. It has a total of 4,396 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 46.72% of applicants. Bentley University offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Computer and Information Systems Security, Finance, and Accounting and Finance programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,060 per year, Bentley University is exceptionally costly. 89.3% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in close to $86,900 per year, which is 109% above the national median.

Waltham, MA

www.bentley.edu

A+

Rating

47%

Acceptance

5,735

Students

#63

Ranking

$50,060

Tuition

Georgetown University

#8 Best Colleges for Accounting

Georgetown University is a large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 13th in the United States. It has a total of 8,325 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 14.36% of applicants. Georgetown University offers 184 different majors and is best known for its Science, Technology and Society, International Economics, and Political Science and Government programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,440 per year, Georgetown University is very expensive. 87.04% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $93,500 per year, which is 125% above the national median.

Washington, DC

www.georgetown.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

22,534

Students

#13

Ranking

$55,440

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#9 Best Colleges for Accounting

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

CUNY Queens College

#10 Best Colleges for Accounting

CUNY Queens College is a large public institution located in Queens, NY ranked 63rd in New York. It has a total of 20,505 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 48.79% acceptance rate. CUNY Queens College offers 209 different majors and is best known for its Teaching English as a Second Language, Labor Studies, and Spanish Language Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for in-state students and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY Queens College is reasonably priced. 50.4% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,200 per year, which is 16% greater than the national median.

Queens, NY

https://www.qc.cuny.edu

B

Rating

49%

Acceptance

24,148

Students

#449

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

University of Maryland-College Park

#11 Best Colleges for Accounting

University of Maryland-College Park is a very large public university located in College Park, MD ranked 100th in America. It has a total of 33,022 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.18% of applicants. University of Maryland-College Park offers 432 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,824 for students from Maryland and $34,936 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-College Park is somewhat moderately pricey. 75.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $62,900 per year, which is 51% greater than the national median.

College Park, MD

www.umd.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

44,486

Students

#100

Ranking

$34,936

Tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#12 Best Colleges for Accounting

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a very large public university located in Champaign, IL ranked 117th in the US. It has a total of 35,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of every five applicants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 372 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Food Science, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,036 for in-state students and $29,178 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is reasonably costly. 80.23% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw about $61,500 per year, which is 48% greater than the national median.

Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

#117

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

The University of Texas at Dallas

#13 Best Colleges for Accounting

The University of Texas at Dallas is a very large public university located in Richardson, TX ranked 231st in the nation. It has a total of 21,317 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.59% acceptance rate. The University of Texas at Dallas offers 140 different majors and is best known for its Game and Interactive Media Design, Management Science, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,442 for students from Texas and $38,168 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Dallas is quite pricey. 64.75% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $53,100 per year, which is 28% over the national median.

Richardson, TX

www.utdallas.edu

A-

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,419

Students

#231

Ranking

$38,168

Tuition

Washington University in St Louis

#14 Best Colleges for Accounting

Washington University in St Louis is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in the nation. It has a total of 8,774 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 13.85% of applicants. Washington University in St Louis offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Anthropology, Design and Visual Communications, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,250 per year, Washington University in St Louis is exceptionally costly. 88.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in approximately $70,100 per year, which is 69% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

#15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

Boston College

#15 Best Colleges for Accounting

Boston College is a large private university located in Chestnut Hill, MA ranked 40th in the United States. It has a total of 10,369 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 27.22% of applicants. Boston College offers 176 different majors and is best known for its Applied Psychology, Operations Management and Supervision, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,780 per year, Boston College is extremely costly. 89.53% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $72,500 per year, which is 75% above the national median.

Chestnut Hill, MA

www.bc.edu

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

15,981

Students

#40

Ranking

$56,780

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#16 Best Colleges for Accounting

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

Bryant University

#17 Best Colleges for Accounting

Bryant University is a small private college located in Smithfield, RI ranked 142nd in the United States. It has a total of 3,575 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 70.99% of applicants. Bryant University offers 44 different majors and is best known for its Applied Psychology, Applied Economics, and International Business programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,498 per year, Bryant University is rather costly. 76.67% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in roughly $69,300 per year, which is 67% above the national median.

Smithfield, RI

https://www.bryant.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

4,098

Students

#142

Ranking

$44,498

Tuition

Baylor University

#18 Best Colleges for Accounting

Baylor University is a large private university located in Waco, TX ranked 140th in the nation. It has a total of 14,751 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.33% acceptance rate. Baylor University offers 209 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Entrepreneurship, and Management Information Systems programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $42,842 per year, Baylor University is rather expensive. 71.81% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home near $51,600 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Waco, TX

www.baylor.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

18,956

Students

#140

Ranking

$42,842

Tuition

Emory University

#19 Best Colleges for Accounting

Emory University is a large private university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 23rd in the United States. It has a total of 8,026 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.6% acceptance rate. Emory University offers 205 different majors and is best known for its Biology, French Studies, and Radiation Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $53,070 per year, Emory University is exceptionally costly. 88.39% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $66,000 per year, which is 59% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.emory.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

16,024

Students

#23

Ranking

$53,070

Tuition

Binghamton University

#20 Best Colleges for Accounting

Binghamton University is a large public university located in Vestal, NY ranked 139th in the United States. It has a total of 15,300 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 40.53% acceptance rate. Binghamton University offers 208 different majors and is best known for its Applied Economics, Jewish Studies, and Asian-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,660 for those from out-of-state, Binghamton University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 74.07% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $61,600 per year, which is 48% above the national median.

Vestal, NY

www.binghamton.edu

A

Rating

41%

Acceptance

19,454

Students

#139

Ranking

$24,660

Tuition

University of Florida

#21 Best Colleges for Accounting

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

Case Western Reserve University

#22 Best Colleges for Accounting

Case Western Reserve University is a large private university located in Cleveland, OH ranked 46th in the nation. It has a total of 5,420 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 27.36% of applicants. Case Western Reserve University offers 247 different majors and is best known for its Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Biochemistry, and Applied Physics programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,450 per year, Case Western Reserve University is extremely costly. 80.67% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make close to $74,600 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Cleveland, OH

www.case.edu

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

12,755

Students

#46

Ranking

$50,450

Tuition

Michigan State University

#23 Best Colleges for Accounting

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

Villanova University

#24 Best Colleges for Accounting

Villanova University is a large private institution located in Villanova, PA ranked 91st in the nation. It has a total of 7,676 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 28.24% of applicants. Villanova University offers 167 different majors and is best known for its Physical Sciences, Management Science, and Organizational Leadership programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,550 per year, Villanova University is exceptionally high-priced. 60.52% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate close to $77,900 per year, which is 88% over the national median.

Villanova, PA

www.villanova.edu

A+

Rating

28%

Acceptance

12,719

Students

#91

Ranking

$54,550

Tuition

University of Georgia

#25 Best Colleges for Accounting

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition