The accountancy degree program at Wright State University has been named among the finest in the nation in terms of quality and affordability by Best Value Schools.
The accountancy program, offered by the Raj Soin College of Business, was ranked No. 58 out of the nation’s 81 top programs ranked by Best Value Schools, a Boca Raton, Florida-based research organization, for 2021.
The Wright State accountancy program was ranked higher than programs at schools such as the University of Tennessee and Oklahoma State University.
The rankings were based on the cost of attendance, faculty experience, enrollment, student-to-faculty ratio, student resources, number of online offerings, graduation rate and other factors.
The U.S. States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% increase in accounting job opportunities — more than 150,000 — in the next 10 years. A bachelor’s degree in accounting offers students the chance to earn an average salary of $69,350 annually, according to Best Value Schools.
Wright State’s accountancy program has high rates of job and internship placement for its students. It provides opportunities such as the John Talbott Accounting Leadership Program, job fairs with local employers, the Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society, the accounting club and others.
The success rate of Wright State accounting graduates on the CPA exam is consistently among the top programs in Ohio. Wright State’s accounting students have won the Institute of Management Accountants National Student Case Competition five times, and Wright State is one of the few universities to have two teams place nationally in the same year.