Best Online Accounting Schools: List of Top Colleges

A limited number of colleges and universities offer programs in accounting online, most often at the bachelor's level. Discover the rankings and program details for the best online accounting schools.

These are the top-ranked schools that offer online accounting programs. The programs are mostly commonly available at the undergraduate level.

School Information

Two of the best online accounting programs can be found at the University of Northwestern Ohio and the University of Maryland - University College (UMUC). Both schools offer a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in accounting. Read on for additional details.

University of Maryland - University College in Adelphi, MD

School highlight: Employers are periodic guest speakers at UMUC, often recruiting accounting students.

Students enrolled at the University of Maryland - University College (UMUC) can earn a B.S. in Accounting through distance learning. The degree program requires completion of at least 120 credits. It provides students instruction in internal and external auditing, financial analysis and budgeting.

University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, OH

School highlight: An associate's degree program in accounting is offered, and three bachelor's degree programs are offered: forensic accounting, general accounting and CPA-track accounting.

UNOH's forensic accounting program prepares students to become certified fraud examiners. The CPA-track bachelor's degree program is a five-year program that prepares students to sit for the CPA exam. The associate's degree in accounting program is a 108 credit-hour program.

Top Online Accounting School

Here is another school that offers online accounting programs:

  • Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, has Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of (B.S.) programs in accounting. A certificate program for accounting is also offered.

Students interested in an online accounting program can find programs available at the associate's and bachelor's degree levels. Some schools offer different tracks, such as tracks for CPAs or forensic accountants.

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