Florida State’s accounting programs on fast track

The Florida State University College of Business graduate accounting programs are ranked the best in the state, and its undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in accounting all are among the nation’s best, according to the recently released 27th Annual Public Accounting Report Professors’ Survey.

After the largest voter turnout in the newsletter’s history, Florida State’s accounting programs climbed in every category nationally. The undergraduate program moved up one spot to No. 24. The graduate program — defined by Public Accounting Report as a program offering master’s degrees in accounting or taxation — jumped 4 spots to No. 19, and the doctoral program debuted at No. 23.

"To have such tremendous growth in the rankings in one year is a testament to the strength of the Florida State University accounting programs," said Bud Fennema, Florida State’s Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and chairman of the Department of Accounting. "Our students, faculty and staff are what make our programs the best in the state, and some of the best in the country."

Public Accounting Report compiles its national rankings by surveying accounting professors and department heads, who were asked to name the undergraduate and graduate programs that most consistently turn out students capable of someday attaining "partner" status. Public Accounting Report, one of the leading trade publications covering the public accounting profession in the United States, publishes the Top 25 ranking in each category: undergraduate, graduate and doctoral.