The MU Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business School of Accountancy's undergraduate and graduate programs rose in the rankings of the 29th Annual Public Accounting Report. The School of Accountancy ranked #4 for undergraduate programs and #5 for graduate programs, for Category II class schools (medium-sized schools, as defined by number of faculty).
Overall, the University of Missouri ranked #18 in the nation for Top 25 Undergraduate Programs and #18 for Top 25 Graduate Programs, improving on last year's #20 and #19 ratings, respectively. The Ph.D. program also reentered the rankings this year, at #24 in the research category.
"Attaining these high rankings – both overall and in our faculty-size category – justifiably affirms our quality perceptions," said Vairam Arunachalam, director of the MU School of Accountancy. "This affirmation is all the more meaningful when viewed in conjunction with our various other quality metrics: faculty quality, doctoral graduates' success, student quality and performance, alumni support, and employers' continually increasing demand for our students."
The report rankings are determined through a survey of more than 1,700 accounting professors across the nation. Programs were ranked on a scale of 1 to 10 based on their ability to "consistently turn out students capable of some day attaining partner status."