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.

School Overviews

Two of the best online accounting programs can be found at East Carolina University 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.

1. East Carolina University in Greenville, NC

School Highlight: The BSBA degree program offers students the opportunity to build a career in the fields of corporate accounting, government accounting and financial auditing.

East Carolina University, included on U.S. News & World Report's 2010 best colleges list in the category of National Universities, offers a degree completion program leading to a B.S. in Business Administration in Accounting, though it's not available online. The program supplies its students with an education in governmental accounting, managerial accounting and internal auditing. One way that East Carolina University supports its accounting program is through its student chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honor society that accounting students are invited to join depending upon their academic success.

2. 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.

Top Online Accounting Schools

School Name Distinction Location
University of Northwestern Ohio Associate's degree program in accounting offered; three bachelor's degree programs offered: forensic accounting, general accounting and CPA-track accounting Lima, OH
Linfield College Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and B.S. programs in accounting available; certificate program for accounting also offered McMinnville, OR

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