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Rawls College of Business Moves Up in Accounting Rankings

Premier accounting publication pushes graduate program ranking into top 50.

Written by Leslie Cranford

Robert Ricketts

The Department of Accounting in Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business is accounting for excellence.

According to the October issue of Public Accounting Report (PAR), the Rawls undergraduate program has moved from No. 49 to No. 38 nationwide, and its master’s program has moved from outside of the top 50 to No. 39. 

The report is an independent newsletter of the accounting profession; the rankings were included in the publication’s 31st Annual Professors Survey. PAR research is based on professors’ rankings of accounting programs at American colleges and universities.

“I suspect this is a reflection of our appearing in the top-20 list for the CPA pass rate, among other factors,” said Robert Ricketts, department head.

In 2010 the Rawls College had the 15th-best CPA examination pass rate in the country, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

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