The UCF College of Business Administration’s (#UCFBusiness) Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting programs were ranked among the top 50 in the nation by The list examined accounting programs at private and public colleges and universities in the U.S.

“We are very pleased to see that our undergraduate and master’s accounting programs are beginning to get more external recognition. The top 50 rankings for both programs are a reflection of the hard work and accomplishments of the Dixon School of Accounting faculty over the last 5 years,” said Sean Robb, Ph.D., director of #UCFBusiness’ Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting.

“It’s really impressive when you realize that there are over 1200 U.S. business schools with undergraduate accounting programs.”

To be included in’s rankings, a school must report at least two out of the four following metrics: acceptance rate, enrollment rate, retention rate and graduation rate.

  • Acceptance Rate: Calculates the number of admitted students divided by the number of total applicants.
  • Enrollment Rate: Refers to the percentage of accepted applicants who choose to attend the school.
  • Retention Rate: Measures the percentage of students who finish their first year and continue on to their second.
  • Graduation Rate: Reports the percentage of full-time students who graduate within six years.
  • “The high level of faculty engagement with students through office hours, College of Business events, and student organizations is what gives the Dixon School an edge in accounting education. I have never felt like I was on my own in this program, which is why I was eager to return for an M.S.A.,” said Renee Giron, ’15, accounting alumna and former college student ambassador.

    “While it may not be tested on the CPA exam, the positive connections with other students and faculty are what drive me and many others to succeed.”