EDsmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and independent rankings, has released the 2021 edition of the Best Online Accounting Degree Programs to help prospective students and their families research the top online accounting schools in the U.S.
In recent times, a considerable number of students are taking an interest in accounting. However, an even greater number of aspiring students realize that a regular on-campus degree program is not within their grasp. Fortunately, earning a degree online is a viable option for these students who can further their education from the comfort of their homes.
The Best Online Accounting Degree Programs 2021 list will be a great help for students who are interested in this demanding yet rewarding career. When choosing the right program, this well-rounded list can serve as a valuable guide for those who prioritize accessibility and affordability. The compiled list includes the most affordable, high-quality institutions through which prospective students can obtain a degree in accounting without altering their lifestyles.
“Online degrees are becoming more and more popular, but only the best universities have what it takes to provide a consistent experience for their students,” said Tyson Stevens, Managing Editor of EDsmart. “We aim to highlight the top schools that are taking education into the future with technology, have great online programs, but also go above and beyond to provide students with a seamless experience from enrollment to graduation.”
EDsmart.org has conducted an in-depth analysis of the best online accounting degrees in the U.S. The platform has considered historic educational data from the National Center for Education Statistics and data from Payscale, College Scorecard, and school websites to create this ranking.
The final rankings are based on four critical data points, gathered by analysts at the firm, in four key categories: Affordability, Student Satisfaction, Academic Quality, and Student Outcome.
The factors are weighted evenly, with each holding 25 percent of any school’s final score. Thus, the maximum achievable score is 100.
According to the analysis, Walsh University tops the list with a score of 100/100 with an average net price of $17,740, a retention rate of 93%, a Graduation Rate of 79%, and 20-yr ROI of $432,000.
The complete list with a brief introduction and each school’s scores is published on EDsmart’s official website. To get access to the entire ranking, visit. Top 48 Best Online Accounting Degree Programs 2021 (edsmart.org).
1. Walsh University
2. University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
3. University of Maryland – College Park
4. University of Massachusetts Amherst
5. Florida Atlantic University
6. Old Dominion University
7. Temple University
8. Misericordia University
9. Texas State University
10. Northeastern University
11. Washington State University
12. Concordia University St. Paul
13. Trine University
14. The College of Saint Scholastica
15. Pennsylvania State World Campus
16. St. Catherine University
17. Viterbo University
18. State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
19. Pace University
20. Auburn University
21. Regis University
22. University of Mary
23. Cleary University
24. Texas Woman’s University
25. University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
26. University of Minnesota – Crookston
27. University of South Carolina – Columbia
28. the University of Alabama – Birmingham
29. Mckendree University
30. Missouri State University
31. University of Memphis
32. Bellevue University
33. Bay Path University
34. University of South Dakota
35. University of Colorado
36. University of Toledo
37. Morehead State University
38. Clarion University of Pennsylvania
39. University of Michigan – Flint
40. Alaska Pacific University
41. Campbell University
42. Indiana State University
43. Columbus State University
44. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
45. Northwestern State University of Louisiana
46. Dickinson State University
47. University of West Georgia
48. University of Charleston
EDsmart reviews publicly available data to produce independent ranking assessments of various educational programs, in addition to student guides and resources. The site is regularly updated by a committed team of writers and researchers, who produce college rankings and resources that will help prospective and current college students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.