Online accounting degree ranked 12th in the nation

Upper Iowa University has been ranked among the top 35 schools in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees for Accounting for 2017. UIU is ranked 12th overall by College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources.

Upper Iowa competed with a number of public and private institutions in the list of Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting and was the only Iowa school to make the final ranking. Students in the online program are trained in the preparation and analysis of financial statements and taxation requirements and prepared for the CPA exam. Courses cover a number of integrated topics, including federal taxation, auditing, cost accounting, governmental accounting, GAAP accounting and IFRS accounting. Online courses are typically eight weeks in length, a schedule which is aimed at significantly reducing the burden on nontraditional and working students.

“From its generous credit transfer arrangement to its corporate agreements for reduced tuition, Upper Iowa University makes going back to school easy for online and nontraditional students,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “Combine that with the superior performance of its accounting program, and you have a recipe for success.”

College Choice developed the 2017 ranking for the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees for Accounting by looking at a combination of institutional excellence and return on investment for graduates, a weight of tuition against the early expected career income for students who finish the program. All schools listed have regional accreditation as well as additional accreditation from one of the three main business accrediting bodies: the AACSB, the ACBSP, or the IACBE.

College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

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