Top 100 Online Accounting Programs in the U.S.

Ranking Compares Nation’s Best Two, Four Year Colleges with Online Accounting Degrees

Reno, Nev. (PR WEB) DECEMBER 8, 2016 – A list of the nation’s Best Online Accounting Degree programs for 2016-2017 has been released by leading higher education information and resource provider The list ranks two- and four-year schools respectively, highlighting 100 colleges that offer the best overall combination of value and quality for online accounting students. Top scoring schools include Davenport University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Northern State University, Dickinson State University and Cleary University (four-year) and Holmes Community College, Hutchinson Community College, Lone Star College, Western Nebraska Community College and Southwest Virginia Community College (two-year).

“The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants showed a record number of accounting graduates were hired by public accounting firms in 2012,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “With that in mind, we were compelled to highlight and rank the schools making an effort to maximize affordability and provide flexible, high-quality learning options for accounting students.”

To be eligible for placement on the rankings, a school must meet several minimum requirements. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions to qualify. Affordability standards are also set to include only schools who offer in-state tuition below $5,000 per year at two-year schools or $25,000 per year at four-year schools. More than a dozen additional statistics are compared to determine final scores and rankings for each qualifying school, such as aid offerings, graduation rates and more.

For complete details on the data and methodology used to determine school scores, as well as the full ranking for the nation’s Best Online Accounting Degree programs visit:

Two-year schools recognized:

  • Atlanta Technical College
  • Baltimore City Community College
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • Central Georgia Technical College
  • Chemeketa Community College
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Cowley County Community College
  • Craven Community College
  • Dakota College at Bottineau
  • East Mississippi Community College
  • Edison State Community College
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Haywood Community College
  • Hinds Community College
  • Holmes Community College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Labette Community College
  • Lanier Technical College
  • Laramie County Community College
  • Lenoir Community College
  • Lone Star College
  • Mitchell Community College
  • Mohave Community College
  • Montgomery Community College
  • Moraine Park Technical College
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Northeast Community College
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Pamlico Community College
  • Pitt Community College
  • Rio Salado College
  • Shoreline Community College
  • Southeast Technical Institute
  • Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Stanly Community College
  • Stark State College
  • State Fair Community College
  • Surry Community College
  • Tillamook Bay Community College
  • Trinity Valley Community College
  • Tulsa Community College
  • Wayne Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College
  • Western Wyoming Community College
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Four-year schools recognized:

  • Auburn University
  • Aurora University
  • Baker College
  • Belhaven University
  • Bellevue University
  • Brenau University
  • Brescia University
  • Cleary University
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Columbia College
  • Concordia University – Saint Paul
  • Dakota State University
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Davenport University
  • Dickinson State University
  • East Carolina University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Franklin University
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Huntington University
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Keiser University – Fort Lauderdale
  • Kent State University at Kent
  • Keystone College
  • Lakeland College
  • Liberty University
  • Madonna University
  • Missouri State University – Springfield
  • Morehead State University
  • National University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northern State University
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Northwood University – Michigan
  • Old Dominion University
  • Saint Leo University
  • Thomas Edison State College
  • Tiffin University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Charleston
  • University of Houston – Downtown
  • University of Houston – Victoria
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • University of Maryland – University College
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • University of Michigan – Flint
  • University of Minnesota – Crookston
  • University of the Southwest
  • Western Governors University began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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