August 27, 2010



Top high school guidance counselors across the country told Parade Magazine that TCU’s business and accounting programs are among the nation's best. Parade asked 48 high school counselors to recommend “outstanding schools that often fly under the radar” of rankings. The results are listed in alphabetical order instead of numerical rank.  

The A-List colleges – more than 300 – were divided into categories, including “Business and Accounting” and “Best Large Private School,” which also lists TCU. For the full list, visit Parade is carried by more than 530 newspapers, reaches more than 74 million Americans each week, and is the most widely read magazine in the U.S.  

One high school counselor quoted on the Parade website said: “From the beautifully manicured campus to the generous merit scholarships to the stellar business and education programs...Texas Christian is a gem!” 

The Neeley School of Business at TCU consistently ranks among the best in the nation, and Neeley’s Master of Accounting students have ranked #1 in Texas for the past two years in passing the CPA exam.  

“Neeley gives students real-world experience in and out of the classroom,” said O. Homer Erekson, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School. “Combine that with exceptional faculty and you can see why Neeley business and accounting students have a definite advantage.”  

Examples of beyond-the-classroom experiences for Neeley students include: the Educational Investment Fund, where students trade actively; Neeley & Associates Consulting, where TCU MBA students provide paid consultation for major corporations; and the Entrepreneurship Intern Scholarship Program, which places would-be entrepreneurs with up-and-coming ones for a summer of hands-on learning. 

The mission of the Neeley School of Business at TCU is to develop ethical leaders with a global perspective who help shape the business environment. Programs focus on individual development and emphasize more than strong functional skills. Students learn how to use what they know to make a difference in business organizations.


Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU