Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

School of Accountancy Rankings

2015 Public Accounting Report

In the 2015 Public Accounting Report Annual Professors Survey, the School of Accountancy is ranked 16th for Undergraduate programs and 17th for Master's programs. When adjusted for faculty size, the school is ranked 5th for Undergraduate programs and 6th for Master's programs. Additionally, the Doctoral Program is ranked 22ndThe 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 publications during the period 2003-2008.

Brigham Young University (BYU) research productivity rankings

BYU has ranked research productivity for the years 1991 through present. Their database tracks publications in the 6 top-tier research journals (AOS, CAR, JAE, JAR, TAR, RAST) plus six-section journals of the American Accounting Association. This database contains ranking by area, methodology, and individual faculty. On overall breadth, Mizzou ranks #13, #6, and #11 nationally in the past 6, 12, and 25 years respectively. In the ranking of all publications, Mizzou ranks #14 over the past 6 years and #21 over the past 12 years.

CPA exam pass rate rankings

Based on the latest National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) reports on Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination, which provides reports and commentary on the CPA exam, Mizzou’s School of Accountancy graduates continue to perform at an impressive level on the CPA exam and at a significantly higher rate than the nationwide average pass rate. Additionally, the Mizzou School of Accountancy has an excellent record of AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Award winners (for highest scores on the CPA exam) on its roster.