Best Online Accounting Schools: List of Top Colleges

A number of schools offer accounting degrees both on campus and online. Universities offering programs in the field online tend to do so at the bachelor's level.

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Top Online Accounting Schools

1. East Carolina University

East Carolina University is located in Greenville, North Carolina. The school, included on U.S. News & World Report's 2010 best colleges list in the category of National Universities, offers an online degree completion program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting. The program supplies its students with an education in governmental accounting, managerial accounting and internal auditing to help provide students with future employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors. One way that East Carolina University supports its accounting program is through its student chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honor society that accounting students are invited to join depending upon their academic success.

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  • Phone Number: (252) 328-6640

2. University of Maryland - University College

University of Maryland - University College (UMUC), located in Adelphi, Maryland, offers more than 700 different courses online; over 100 certificate and degree programs are available fully online. In June 2010, Military Times EDGE listed the University System of Maryland - the UMUC branch in particular - as the second most popular college among active-duty military personnel using tuition assistance, in large part due to the university's extensive online offerings. Students enrolled at UMUC can earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting through distance learning; the degree program requires completion of at least 120 credits. It provides students instruction in internal and external auditing, financial analysis and budgeting.

Contact Information

  • Phone Number: (301) 985-7000

List of Good Online Accounting Schools by Student Enrollment

School Name Total Student Enrollment Phone Number
University of Maryland - University College 34,172 (301) 985-7000
East Carolina University 27,677 (252) 328-6640
University of North Carolina - Pembroke 5,578 (910) 521-6262
University of Northwestern Ohio 3,255 (419) 998-3120
Linfield College 1,720 (800) 640-2287
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