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

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program remained in the No. 6 position among U.S. public programs in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “2019 Best Colleges” edition released Monday, September 10.

 Overall, the Fisher School was once again ranked No. 11 in the U.S.

“Our robust programs, quality students and award-winning faculty are a great source of pride for the Fisher School and the reason we continue to be one of the top accounting programs,” said Dr. Gary McGill, J. Roy Duggan Professor, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. “I’m pleased to see these rankings reflect the excellence that we strive for every day.”

 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 3.49, and last year, with Fisher master’s students, have a distinguished combined passing rate of 84.6 percent 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’s undergraduate program also recently rose to No. 5 among publics 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 and master’s programs both ranked No. 2 overall. The two programs were also ranked the No. 2 (among undergraduate programs) and No. 1 (among master’s programs) in the South on the PAR’s rankings list by region.

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 School promotes the understanding and practice of accounting and business through its research, teaching and service.