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2021 Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans in the United States

527 Colleges
53,997 Bachelor's Degrees
$38,673 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Accounting Schools for Vets

Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesIn 2018-2019, 53,997 accounting students received their bachelor's degrees, making the major the #7 most popular in the country.

This year's Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 527 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in accounting. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great accounting programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the accounting program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

More Ways to Rank Accounting Schools

The accounting school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Accounting Schools for Veterans.

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2021 Best Accounting Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying accounting.

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly Accounting Schools

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington. Georgetown did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list.

Among the 19,204 students enrolled at Georgetown, 870 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 809 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,728. To help with additional expenses, 254 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Austin as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin. UT Austin also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States rankings.

Of the 51,832 students enrolled at UT Austin, 1,201 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,949. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Texas A&M University - College Station as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Texas A&M also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States ranking.

Among the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M, 2,040 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,525. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Our rankings recognize Fordham University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Fordham U is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bronx. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Fordham U also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States ranking.

Of the 16,515 students enrolled at Fordham U, 401 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 341 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $18,889. On top of their other funding sources, 159 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

Our rankings recognize Lipscomb University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Lipscomb is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Nashville. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Lipscomb is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list.

Among the 4,620 students enrolled at Lipscomb, 213 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 194 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,407. To help with additional expenses, 67 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Rutgers University - Newark landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value accounting schools. Located in the large city of Newark, Rutgers Newark is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Rutgers Newark also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 236 of the 13,451 students enrolled at Rutgers Newark were GI Bill® students, of which 127 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,872. In addition to receiving other benefits, 6 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Rutgers Newark does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Southern California landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value accounting schools. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, USC has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States ranking.

Among the 47,310 students enrolled at USC, 1,323 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 908 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $21,271. On top of their other funding sources, 415 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Maryland - College Park earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, UMCP also did well on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 896 of the 41,200 students enrolled at UMCP were GI Bill® students, of which 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,240. On top of their other funding sources, 7 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to CUNY Bernard M Baruch College. Located in the large city of New York, Baruch is a public college with a large student population. Baruch excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list.

Among the 18,029 students enrolled at Baruch, 173 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 142 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,358. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#10

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Boston College. Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Boston College, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States ranking.

Of the 14,720 students enrolled at Boston College, 164 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 130 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $24,987. During this same period, 74 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#11

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Our rankings recognize Drexel University as the #11 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Drexel also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 745 of the 24,634 students enrolled at Drexel were GI Bill® students, of which 578 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $19,336. In addition to receiving other benefits, 255 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Louisiana State University is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Louisiana State University also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Louisiana State University supports 30,983 students, and 1,092 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 542 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,451. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Missouri - Columbia as the #13 school in this year's rankings. Mizzou is a fairly large public school located in the city of Columbia. Mizzou excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Mizzou supports 29,843 students, and 635 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 394 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,075. In addition to receiving other benefits, 14 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Mizzou does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#14

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University landed the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value accounting schools. Located in the large suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public school with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, GMU also did well on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 37,316 students enrolled at GMU, 2,265 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,599 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,143. On top of their other funding sources, 44 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#15

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. DePaul is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, DePaul also did well on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 553 of the 22,437 students enrolled at DePaul were GI Bill® students, of which 423 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $16,543. On top of their other funding sources, 165 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. DePaul does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio State University - Main Campus as the #16 school in this year's rankings. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the large city of Columbus. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Ohio State is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Ohio State supports 61,170 students, and 1,851 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,158 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,438. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#17

Pace University - New York

New York, NY

The #17 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pace University - New York. Located in the large city of New York, Pace University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Pace University also did well on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, Pace University supports 13,326 students, and 353 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 345 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,459. In addition to receiving other benefits, 195 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Pace University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#18

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Our rankings recognize University of Notre Dame as the #18 school in this year's rankings. Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Notre Dame. Notre Dame not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list.

Among the 12,607 students enrolled at Notre Dame, 361 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 303 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,306. On top of their other funding sources, 78 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#19

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Binghamton University landed the #19 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value accounting schools. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public school with a large student population. Binghamton University also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, Binghamton University supports 17,768 students, and 104 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 56 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,647. Binghamton University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #20 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value accounting schools. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a very large student population. Penn State University Park excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Penn State University Park supports 46,810 students, and 1,039 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 836 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $15,714. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #21 in this year's ranking. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Amherst. UMass Amherst also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

Our most recent data shows that 460 of the 30,593 students enrolled at UMass Amherst were GI Bill® students, of which 300 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,069. During this same period, 17 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#22

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University comes in at #22 in this year's ranking. Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Syracuse. Syracuse excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Syracuse supports 22,803 students, and 596 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 573 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $18,100. During this same period, 179 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Southern New Hampshire University as the #23 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 10,271 of the 104,068 students enrolled at SNHU were GI Bill® students, of which 8,328 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,316. In addition to receiving other benefits, 14 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#24

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University landed the #24 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value accounting schools. Bentley is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Waltham. Bentley also made our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list, coming in at #1.

Among the 5,460 students enrolled at Bentley, 33 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 28 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $20,696. In addition to receiving other benefits, 12 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#25

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Bryant University earned the #25 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Smithfield, Bryant is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Bryant did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Accounting in the United States list.

Of the 3,788 students enrolled at Bryant, 46 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 31 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,197. To help with additional expenses, 8 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Bryant does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Rest of the Top 50 Schools for Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans in the United States

#29

University of Mississippi

University, MS
#30

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA
#32

Baylor University

Waco, TX
#33

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
#34

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#36

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
#39

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
#40

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
#41

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT
#42

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#44

University of Denver

Denver, CO
#46

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN
#47

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#49

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans in the United States badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 527 different United States accounting schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Georgia Athens, GA
52 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
53 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
54 Illinois State University Normal, IL
55 University of Delaware Newark, DE
56 University of Houston Houston, TX
57 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
58 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
59 University of Maryland - University College Adelphi, MD
60 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
61 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
62 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
63 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
64 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
65 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
66 University of North Texas Denton, TX
67 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
68 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
69 Florida International University Miami, FL
70 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
71 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
72 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
73 Auburn University Auburn, AL
74 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
75 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
76 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
77 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
78 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
79 Drake University Des Moines, IA

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for United States vets studying Accounting that almost earned our Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
80 University of Washington - Bothell Campus Bothell, WA
81 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
82 Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY
83 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
84 University of Houston - Clear Lake Houston, TX
85 St. Bonaventure University Saint Bonaventure, NY
86 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA
87 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
88 Menlo College Atherton, CA
89 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
90 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
91 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
92 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
93 Creighton University Omaha, NE
94 Towson University Towson, MD
95 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
96 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
97 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
98 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
99 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
100 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
101 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
102 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
103 SUNY Old Westbury Old Westbury, NY
104 Lakeland University Plymouth, WI
105 University of Oregon Eugene, OR

Accounting by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
General Business/Commerce 25,818
Human Resource Management 11,757

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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