Dr. Gary McGill
Dr. Gary McGill, J. Roy Duggan Professor, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School.

Fisher School ranks in top 10 among U.S. publics in U.S. News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program ranked sixth among U.S. public programs in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Undergraduate Business Programs” edition released Tuesday.

Overall, the Fisher School was ranked 11th in the U.S.

“I am very pleased to see recognition of the hard work of our students, faculty, and staff,” said Dr. Gary McGill, J. Roy Duggan Professor, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. “We strive for excellence in everything we do.”

The quality of students attending the Fisher School plays a significant role in the School’s rankings. Incoming Fisher undergraduate students have an average GPA of 3.39, and, with Fisher master’s students, have a distinguished combined passing rate of 84.6% on the CPA Exam. This performance puts Fisher as third in the nation among 284 large academic institutions in passing rate, and seventh in the nation among all 858 academic institutions in passing rate.

The Fisher School also recently maintained its No. 7 status in the Public Accounting Report’s (PAR) Annual Survey of Accounting Professors. When ranked against programs at schools with a similar faculty size (17-23 full-time accounting faculty), the undergraduate program ranked No. 3 – holding its strong standing from last year’s rankings.

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.