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
|Rankings||Tied at #18 for Universities in the South (2015)*|
|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
- 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.