HOUSTON, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accounting Degree Review (www.accounting-degree.org), a top resource for accounting education and related topics, has released its 2016 ranking of the top 30 most affordable graduate accounting programs: http://www.accounting-degree.org/most-affordable-graduate-accounting-programs-2016/
The ranking took into account accreditation and tuition costs for out-of-state students enrolling in the 2015-2016 academic year.
California State University-Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA took the top spot with tuition totalling $11,160. The second spot went to Albany State University in Albany, GA with a tuition of $15,196. All of the schools in the ranking have achieved AACSB accreditation, which is highly prestigious and has only been given to 170 schools in the nation.
The complete list of schools can be seen below (listed alphabetically):
Albany State University - Albany, New York
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, Arkansas
Auburn University-Montgomery - Montgomery, Alabama
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Boise State University - Boise, Idaho
Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, Ohio
California State University-Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
Kent State University - Kent, Ohio
Mississippi State University - Starkville, Mississippi
Missouri State University - Springfield, Missouri
Morgan State University - Baltimore, Maryland
New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, New Mexico
North Dakota State University - Fargo, North Dakota
Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, Illinois
Pittsburg State University - Pittsburg, Kansas
Purdue University-Calumet - Hammond, Indiana
Sam Houston State University - Huntsville, Texas
San Jose State University - San Jose, California
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, Texas
Texas State University - San Marcos, Texas
University of Akron - Akron, Ohio
University of Central Arkansas - Conway, Arkansas
University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, Missouri
University of Idaho - Moscow, Idaho
University of Michigan-Flint - Flint, Michigan
University of Nebraska-Omaha - Omaha, Nebraska
University of North Texas - Denton, Texas
University of South Alabama - Mobile, Alabama
Western Illinois University - Macomb, Illinois
The most expensive graduate program in the ranking was $28,875. Since all of the schools in the ranking have the AACSB accreditation, students can be assured they will get a quality education that doesn't break the bank.
Seeking a graduate program in accounting will enhance a prospective student's chances of building a career. As well, the graduate programs listed here will give students the knowledge and requirements needed to sit for the CPA exam. "Having a CPA provides individuals with more opportunities to advance in the accounting world," says Kate Lau, Editor at Accounting Degree Review. Students who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees will find this ranking helpful in distilling down the best options for high quality programs that are also affordable. Graduate programs do not need to be expensive in order to provide an excellent education.
Accounting Degree Review is an independent, online publication dedicated to informing students about the different areas of accounting, so that they can make informed decisions about both education and career. The publication provides useful information on rankings, scholarships, careers, internships, and helpful analysis of accounting-related topics.
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