Fisher School of Accounting graduates line up in front of Gerson Hall, where the Fisher School if housed.

Fisher School graduate studies maintain top 10 status for fifth consecutive year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Graduate accounting studies from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business claimed its fifth consecutive top-10 finish among public schools as part of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2020” rankings released Tuesday.

Graduate accounting from the Fisher School is ranked No. 9 among U.S. public schools and No. 17 overall. It outranked graduate accounting at schools such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, University of Virginia and Arizona State University.

“It’s an honor to be consistently counted among the best accounting graduate studies in the nation by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Gary McGill, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. “The collective work of our students, faculty and staff continue to make the Fisher School the amazing program that it is today.”

Also for the fifth year, the Fisher School’s graduate accounting studies is Florida’s only representative on U.S. News & World Report’s list. The Fisher School continues to admit and produce students at the top of their class. The graduate program’s students have an average GMAT score of 598, an average GPA of 3.56 and about 99 percent of Fisher’s graduate students have a professional position by the time they graduate.

Fisher’s undergraduate accounting program ranks among the top 10. The Fisher School’s undergraduate program ranked No. 6 among U.S. public schools and No. 11 overall among U.S. programs in U.S. News & World Report’s “2019 Best Colleges” edition.

U.S. News & World Report surveyed deans and MBA directors of 475 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) to create this ranking.