A college rankings website has come out with its list of the nation’s best online master’s in accounting programs, and a pair of New Jersey colleges made the cut, with one sneaking into the Top 50 and one earning a place in the Top 5.College Choice factored in such criteria as the cost of attendance, reputation and return on investment as it came up with its rankings, it said Wednesday in a news release.
And Rutgers University earned one of the top spots, ranking fifth in the survey.
College Choice cited the governmental accounting program, as well as the lack of a GMAT test requirement, as reasons for the high ranking.
Rider University also cracked the rankings, finishing at No. 50 overall.
The website lauded the flexibility of the program, saying more than half of its 30 credit hours were dedicated to electives.
“Undergraduate students interested in accounting should seriously consider furthering their education with a master’s degree to be fully qualified in the field and prepared for the CPA exam,” Robert Hand, lead editor for the ranking, said in a prepared statement. “Students now increasingly have the option of completing their accounting education through a growing number of online options, so we wanted to highlight these in great detail.”
The University of Massachusetts ranked first, followed by Auburn University and the University of Maryland University College.
For the full rankings, click here.