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Top Ranked University Degree Program in Accounting - Norfolk, VA

Students interested in studying accounting in the Norfolk area have a few schools to choose from. Read about one top school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help you decide if it's the right one for you.

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School and Ranking Information

The higher education institutions that offer accounting programs within a 15-mile radius of Norfolk include 4-year for-profit and non-profit schools. Based on school type, rankings and student services, the following school is considered one of the top choices in the area for an accounting degree:

  • Winner: Hampton University is a 4-year non-profit institution just outside of Norfolk in Hampton. The university offers an undergraduate accounting degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with available accounting electives.

School Info Chart

Category Hampton University
Rankings Tied at #18 for Universities in the South (2015)*
Location Hampton, VA
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $20,724**
Accounting Degrees Offered Bachelor's
Accounting Degrees Awarded in 2013 13**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 68%**
Noteworthy Student organizations include the Society of Business Professionals and the Financial Management Association***

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

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Hampton University

  • The School of Business has roughly 900 students enrolled
  • The business school's accreditation by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education extends to its accounting and MBA programs
  • Hampton's School of Business has numerous computer labs and a few smart classrooms

Hampton University had an enrollment of more than 4,500 students as of fall 2013. This institution has nearly 100 different academic programs to offer and boasts more than 100 buildings on campus. Hampton has a relatively low student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a 2-year MBA program, and a 5-year BS and MBA program. The bachelor's program includes courses on accounting principles and cost accounting, among others. Students who want to earn the required 150 credits for the Certified Public Accountant credential in their state can take additional electives or pursue an MBA. The MBA program enables students to have an emphasis on accounting through both business and open electives. Students in this graduate program also complete 2 internships.

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