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Our 2015 accounting rankings showcase the colleges offering the best online undergraduate accounting programs this year. We based our calculations on the quantifiable factors that we believe contribute to the ideal learning experience at the best online colleges: program cost; full-time to part-time faculty ratio; institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention, graduation, default, and job placement rate; and history of accreditation. Learn more

Top Online Accounting Colleges

Rank School FT to PT
Faculty Ratio
Fin. Aid Rate
Acceptance Rate Retention Rate Graduation Rate Accred.
Job Place. Rate  

2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
(651) 690-6000

4.24 to 1 99% 59% 83% 55% 98 0% N/A  
  St. Kate's bachelor's degree in accounting combines the flexibility of an online education with the personal connections and attention of a more traditional setting. Through intensive core courses, entrepreneur internship and professional partnership programs, small class sizes, and one-on-one attention from expert faculty, students gain real-world experience, knowledge, and connections that help them secure jobs in their field shortly after graduation.

1 St Mary of Woods Coll
Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana 47876-1099
(812) 535-5151

63.00 to 1 100% 64% 74% 62% 95 0% N/A  
  Offered either strictly online or in hybrid format, the bachelor's degree in accounting, with strong roots in liberal arts, prepares students to adapt to the environment of organizations. The core courses in business and accounting ensure technical and professional competency, preparing graduates for a rewarding career.

411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, Missouri 65248-1198
(660) 248-3391

1.05 to 1 100% 67% 72% 50% 99 0% N/A  
  With most classes starting every eight weeks, Central Methodist University's online Bachelor of Accountancy degree provides students with a flexible program that will prepare them for a career in the accounting field. Some go on to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam, while others pursue graduate degrees in law or actuarial science.

Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

6.84 to 1 40% 51% 61% 48% 101 0% 75%  
  Southern Illinois University's online Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to fit a busy life. The program is offered by the nationally ranked research university, and guided by syllabi and scheduling options. Students could complete their degree in as little as 18 months and still have time for family and work.

278 Whites Bridge Rd
Standish, Maine 04084-5236
(207) 892-6766

1.17 to 1 100% 80% 76% 51% 53 0% 89%  
  With the guidance of a personal academic advisor, Saint Joseph's College of Maine provides distance learning programs that fit your busy and full life. Their Bachelor of Science in General Studies: Accounting Specialization prepares students for the Certified Public Accountant Exam, the Master of Accountancy Program, and a career in the field.

W3718 South Drive, Cth M
Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073
(920) 565-2111

4.07 to 1 99% 60% 81% 46% 53 2% 98%  
  Students pursuing an accounting degree online at Lakeland College have the freedom to determine which delivery method best suits their schedule on a week-by-week basis. With the ability to switch between taking classes fully online or in person, students receive a high-quality education that will prepare them to sit for certifying exams and instill an understanding of all aspects of this field.

French Administration Building
Pullman, Washington 99164-5910
(509) 335-3564

2.57 to 1 50% 76% 82% 67% 96 4% N/A  
  Students of Washington State University's online accounting degree program, which boasts specialized accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), will learn the skills needed to keep pace as the profession changes. They will be prepared to contend in the global market.

2900 University Ave
Crookston, Minnesota 56716-5001
(800) 862-6466

4.29 to 1 83% 73% 73% 47% 43 0% 86%  
  The University of Minnesota's online Bachelor of Science in Accounting program provides 24/7 access to the courses needed to work in public, private, or governmental accounting. With courses in accounting, business, and liberal education, as well as Certified Public Accountant Exam preparation courses for college credit, U.M. Online provides an educational experience while instilling students with marketable skills.

Southern Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
(901) 678-2000

1.32 to 1 26% 62% 76% 40% 87 0% N/A  
  Students enrolled in the University of Memphis's Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting online program are required to complete the core business courses to be eligible for graduation. This will make them knowledgeable in accounting's functional support of organizations and prepare them for a career at the global level.

1001 South Cedar
Ottawa, Kansas 66067-3399
(785) 242-5200

2.27 to 1 99% 96% 51% 40% 100 0% 50%  
  Ottawa University offers small class sizes and a faculty dedicated to supporting learners from start to finish. The school's online accounting degree program will help students develop their communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in a numerical context.

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