Fisher School ranks in top 10 among nation’s best public programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting at the Warrington College of Business Administration had its undergraduate and graduate programs ranked in the top 10 among U.S. public accounting programs in the 31st Annual Survey of Accounting Professors published by Public Accounting Report (PAR).

Fisher’s undergraduate program ranked fifth among U.S. publics (eighth overall) and climbed nine spots from its No. 17 overall ranking in 2011. Fisher’s graduate program was seventh among U.S. publics (10th overall) and increased seven spots from 17th overall last year.

Fisher’s doctoral program ranked 14th among U.S. publics (18th overall) and climbed five spots from its No. 23 overall ranking in 2011.

“The Fisher School’s students, faculty and staff continue to improve along all dimensions,” said J. Roy Duggan Professor Dr. Gary McGill, Associate Dean of the Warrington College of Business Administration and Director of the Fisher School. “Our revised undergraduate curriculum is fully in place, and our new generation of faculty has already begun to make a difference at the Fisher School. Our students continue to add value when they enter the profession, and we are all pleased to see the continuing recognition of their quality by our peers around the country.”

The Fisher School was the only accounting program from the state of Florida ranked in the top 25 in any of the three categories.

As a professional school in a major public research university, the Fisher School is committed to scholarly research, teaching, and service to advance knowledge and prepare future leaders for business, professional and academic careers. The Fisher School serves business and accounting professionals and educators through innovative and high-quality teaching and research with a focus on providing the education necessary for successful careers in leadership positions. The Fisher School promotes the understanding and practice of accounting and business through its research, teaching and service.