School of Accountancy Rankings

2013 Public Accounting Report

In the 2013 Public Accounting Report Annual Professors Survey, the School of Accountancy is ranked 11th for both master of accountancy and undergraduate programs. The School offers a 150-hour program which awards both a master’s and bachelor’s degree upon graduation. The combination of rigorous degrees positions students for successful job placement in a competitive market with more than 95 percent employed at graduation. 

Academic Analytics research productivity rankings

Another important development is the recent research productivity ranking of 9th in the nation, as reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The ranking is based on a comprehensive analysis of disciplines in over 300 universities by Academic Analytics, an independent consulting firm. For accounting, the rankings were based on actual publications during the period 2003-2006.

Brigham Young University (BYU) research productivity rankings

In a separate study, researchers at BYU examined accounting research productivity for the years 1991 through 2010. Their database tracks publications in the 6 top-tier research journals (AOS, CAR, JAE, JAR, TAR, RAST) plus the 5-section journals of the American Accounting Association. This database contains ranking by area, methodology, and individual faculty. On overall breadth, Mizzou ranks #2, #2, and #10 nationally in the past 6, 12, and 20 years respectively. On breadth of topic, Mizzou ranks #1, #3, and #6 nationally in the past 6, 12, and 20 years respectively. On breadth of method, Mizzou ranks #5, #5, and #16 respectively in the past 6, 12, and 20 years. In the ranking of all publications, Mizzou ranks #12 over the past 6 years and #20 over the past 12 years.

CPA exam pass rate rankings

Based on the latest National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) 2010 Report on Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination, which provides reports and commentary on the 2009 CPA exam, Mizzou’s School of Accountancy graduates continue to perform at an impressive level on the CPA exam. Specifically for the 2009 calendar year, Mizzou’s CPA exam pass rate for first-time candidates with advanced degrees has been ranked #14 in the nation. This ranking was achieved with a pass rate of 70.79% for passing all sections among candidates with advanced degrees.