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Fisher School master’s and undergraduate programs rank in top 5 among publics by Public Accounting Report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Once again, accounting professors and deans have ranked the Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate and master’s programs in the top 5 among publics and its doctoral program in the top 15 among publics on the Public Accounting Report’s 38th Annual Professors Survey.

The undergraduate program rose to No. 4 among publics and No. 7 overall, up one spot in each category from No. 5 and No. 8, respectively, in 2018. The master’s program at the Fisher School remained No. 4 among publics and No. 7 overall. The Fisher School’s doctoral program was named the No. 13 program among publics and No. 17 overall.

“It is an honor to be named among the best accounting schools in the nation again by our peers,” said Gary McGill, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. “These rankings document the hard work and excellence of our students, faculty and staff.”

The Fisher School’s undergraduate and master’s programs also ranked highly among programs with 17-23 full-time faculty members. The undergraduate program was ranked in the No. 1 spot, and the master’s program was ranked No. 2. Both the undergraduate and master’s programs were named the No. 1 program in the South.

The PAR Annual Survey of Accounting Professors ranks the top undergraduate, graduate and doctoral accounting programs by chairs and deans of academic accounting departments. Nearly, 1,000 eligible accounting professors from approximately 200 U.S. colleges and universities that offer accounting degrees participated in the 2019 survey.