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Undergraduate Accounting Program Ranked in Top Three

September 2014

The accountancy program has once again been recognized in the Public Accounting Report 33rd Annual Professors Survey - 2014. Our undergraduate program is ranked 3rd among schools without doctoral programs. Among all universities, the Farmer School's undergraduate program was ranked 17th.

The survey also ranks masters programs, and Farmer's MAcc (master's in accountancy) ranks 5th among schools without a doctoral program.

Dr. Marc Rubin, PwC Professor and Chair of the Farmer School's Accountancy Department noted, "We are very proud of our students, faculty and staff. We appreciate the support the University has provided our programs. We are also thankful to the accounting firms and other organizations who mentor our students, offer experiential learning opportunities, internships and actively recruit our graduates."

The Public Accounting Report is billed as "the independent newsletter of the accounting profession since 1978." Their annual survey is the only one in which accounting faculty (rather than deans or students) rank the best accounting programs in the nation. Hundreds of professors from nearly 200 U.S. institutions participated in the 2014 survey.

Faculty participants are asked to rank programs at American colleges and universities on the single question, "Which programs consistently turn out students capable of some day attaining partner status?"