Top University in Sacramento for an Accounting Degree

Sacramento has few schools with programs in accounting. Find the best program for you by reading about schools' rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Information

The only schools to offer programs specifically in accounting within a 10-mile radius of Sacramento are for-profit institutes; however, there are additional public schools that offer programs in business administration that include accounting coursework or concentrations. According to program offerings, school type and school rankings, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for accounting:

  • Winner: California State University at Sacramento is the only school 4-year public institution in Sacramento offering degrees related to accounting. The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs that include study in this field.

School Info Chart

Category California State University
Rankings #58 among Regional Universities in the West (2015); Online Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program 75th in the nation (2014)*
Location Sacramento, CA
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $6,628 (in-state), $17,788 (out-of-state)**
Accounting-Related Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 43%**
Noteworthy College of Business Administration (CBA) has full accreditation from the AASCB International

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator

California State University, Sacramento

  • Sacramento State's College of Business Administration (CBA) has full accreditation from the AASCB International
  • The business administration college has approximately 4,500 students enrolled
  • CBA provides students with internship opportunities with its community partnerships

California State University, Sacramento serves a culturally diverse population of almost 29,000 students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1. The university has more than 100 degree programs offered across seven colleges. Its accounting offerings are part of the business administration program, which is provided through the College of Business Administration.

Students at SAC can earn an online master's degree in accountancy or choose from two undergraduate business degree programs with accounting concentrations. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program has a total of twelve concentrations options, including accountancy and accounting information systems. Courses in the accounting concentration address general accounting and specialized areas, such as international, non-profit and management accounting. The accounting information systems track largely addresses and serves as preparation for auditing. The Master of Science in Accountancy is an online program designed for those preparing for the CPA exam or wishing to enhance their careers.

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