School and Ranking Information
Of the few schools within a 25-mile radius of Henderson, only one is a public or nonprofit institution. According to programs, student services and rankings, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for accounting degrees:
- Winner: The University of Nevada - Las Vegas is the only public or nonprofit school in the area with degrees in this field. UNLV offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in accounting.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Nevada - Las Vegas|
|Rankings||Tied for #184 for best undergraduate business programs (2014)*|
|Location||Las Vegas, NV|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,690 (in-state), $20,600 (out-of-state)**|
|Accounting Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Accounting Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||204**|
|Most Popular Accounting Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (145 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||43%**|
|Noteworthy||UNLV is tied at #228 for high school counselor rankings for national universities*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
- Beta Alpha Psi provides networking opportunities for accounting, finance and information systems students
- The Lee Business School is accredited by the AACSB in both accounting and business
- The distinguished faculty of 85 in the business school come from all over the world, 14 of which are in the accounting department
UNLV was home to 27,848 students in the fall of 2014, with over 23,000 being undergraduates. The university was founded in 1957 and is now comprised of 13 schools and colleges. The Lee Business School houses the accounting department, which offers two programs accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and the Master of Science in Accounting.
The B.S.B.A. in Accounting includes core business courses in project management, business intelligence, financial and managerial accounting. Required accounting courses include financial reporting, cost management, accounting information systems and auditing. The Master of Science in Accounting prepares students for the CPA exam in Nevada and in other 150-credit-hour jurisdictions.