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TCU Accounting Ranks Top 15 and Top 40 in the Nation

The TCU undergraduate and graduate accounting programs rank in the top 15 in the nation for programs of similar size and in the top 40 among all U.S. colleges and universities in the 2015 Public Accounting Report. 

September 02,  2015

By Elaine Cole

In the Public Accounting Report’s 2015 ranking, the TCU accounting program ranked highly among the best in the nation.

Of the top 25 schools in the nation of similar size (16 to 21 accounting faculty members), the TCU Master of Accounting ranks 12 for 2015 after being unranked in 2014. The undergraduate TCU accounting program jumps to 13 in the U.S., up from 17 in 2014.

Of the top 50 colleges and universities in the U.S. offering accounting degrees, the TCU MAc ranks 35 in the nation after being unranked in 2014. The undergraduate TCU accounting program escalates to 36 in 2015 from 43 in 2014.

The annual rankings are based on accounting professors’ assessment of accounting programs at all U.S. colleges and universities. The rankings include the top 50 overall and the top 25 programs based on size: 22-plus faculty, 16-21 faculty and 15 or fewer faculty.

“I attribute this increased recognition to the successful implementation of innovative changes in our programs and curriculum, especially the Professional Program in Accounting which provides a seamless transition from undergraduate studies to graduate,” department chair Mary Stanford said. The PPA serves TCU students in their sophomore, junior, and senior years by introducing them to the accounting profession, helping them choose between tax and audit internships, and preparing them for the graduate program.

O. Homer Erekson, the John V. Roach Dean of TCU’s Neeley School of Business, said he is very proud of the TCU accounting department. “They clearly have built a premier undergraduate and master’s program for our students. When you put together talented students with well-regarded faculty and staff dedicated to student success, the stage is set for first-class programs. When you include a creative professional development program and strong relationships with the accounting profession, then opportunities emerge for excellent internships and career placement.”