Students walk in front of Gerson Hall on a sunny day

Fisher School graduate program among the top 10 for sixth year in a row

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Fisher School of Accounting’s graduate program at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business continued to hold its position as a preeminent program on U.S. News & World Report’s “2021 Best Graduate Schools” list released Tuesday. For the sixth consecutive year, it was named among the top 10 public programs in the nation.

The graduate accounting program is ranked No. 9 among U.S. public schools and No. 20 overall. It outranked graduate accounting programs at schools such as the University of Virginia, Cornell University and the University of California – Los Angeles.

“Being recognized year-after-year as a top accounting program in the nation is a source of pride for all of us at the Fisher School,” said Dr. Gary McGill, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. “We’re able to achieve continuous success because of the efforts of our talented students, world-class faculty and dedicated staff.”

Also for the sixth year, the Fisher School’s graduate accounting program is the only one in Florida to be named to 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 631, an average GPA of 3.43 and about 98 percent of Fisher’s graduate students have a job offer before they graduate.  

Fisher’s undergraduate accounting program also 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 “2020 Best Colleges” edition.

U.S. News & World Report surveyed deans and MBA directors from 477 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) to create this ranking.