School and Ranking Information
There are 3 schools within a 20-mile radius of downtown Little Rock that offer accounting programs. Of these 3, only 1 is a 4-year public school. Based on program offerings, tuition and student services, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for studying accounting:
- Winner: University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the only 4-year public institution in the area offering programs in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Arkansas at Little Rock|
|Rankings||Tied at #155 for Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014)*|
|Location||Little Rock, AR|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$7,094 (in-state), $16,871 (out-of-state)**|
|Accounting Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Postgraduate Certificate|
|Accounting Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||69**|
|Most Popular Accounting Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (57 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||24%**|
|Noteworthy||The UALR College of Business is accredited by AACSB; accounting students can join UALR's Accounting Society|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
- The UALR Accounting Department host a 'Meet the Firms' networking event for accounting students
- The business college and accounting department have their own scholarship opportunities
- The accounting faculty have written or co-authored several publications since 2011
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has a campus covering nearly 300 acres, containing almost 80 structures. The university had an enrollment of around 11,700 students as of fall 2014. UALR offers 140 academic programs.
The College of Business contains the Department of Accounting, which offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accountancy. The BBA requires 124 credits to finish the degree, including 44 credits of core. Some major requirements include federal tax, issues in accounting and information systems. The master's program calls for students to complete 30 credits in order to graduate. Some of the core courses cover the areas of auditing and accounting theories as well as information systems. Students may take 6 credits of electives. Graduate certificates in accountancy and taxation are also offered.