Fisher School earns top marks in Public Accounting Report rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The 29th Annual Survey of Accounting Professors published by Public Accounting Report (PAR) ranked the Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program second and graduate program third among national universities with similar faculty size.

PAR categorized schools into three groups based on faculty size. The schools with the largest faculties were placed in Group I, mid-sized faculties were placed in Group II and smaller faculties in Group III.

UF was placed in Group II despite the fact that the Fisher School graduates as many students as most programs in the large faculty size group.

UF’s No. -2 ranked undergraduate program remained near the top of the rankings despite the fact that seven new schools entered the top 10. Five new schools entered the top 10 in the graduate rankings, but the Fisher School placed third.

“I’m pleased to see that our peers recognize the high quality of our students, faculty and programs,” said Dr. Gary McGill, PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor of Accounting and Fisher School Director.

In the overall rankings, the Fisher School ranked 10th among public undergraduate programs and 13th overall. The Fisher School’s graduate program placed 12th among publics and 16th overall.

The Fisher School’s doctoral program was recognized both for research and teaching. UF ranked 15th among public institutions and 22nd overall for doctoral research. UF was 16th among public institutions and 23rd overall for doctoral teaching.