College Choice praised the program for its ability to prepare graduates for the job market.
The master of science program in the School of Accounting within the Texas Tech University Jerry S. Rawls College of Business earned a top-50 ranking for the second straight year among universities nationwide in a recent study by College Choice.
Texas Tech ranked No. 42 on the list for its master's degree, which is offered to students with a bachelor's degree in finance or accounting.
“Accounting is one of the fundamental skills needed in business leadership and finance, so the Rawls College of Business faculty has worked very hard to create a relevant, dynamic program,” said Robert Ricketts, chairman of the School of Accounting. “This recognition of our efforts toward excellence means a great deal to our faculty and staff, our students and our community. We will continue to strive to make the highest contribution we can to our alumni and the business community.”
College Choice lauded Texas Tech and the Rawls College of Business for its focus on helping students prepare for the business world, as well as training graduates to succeed in a variety of accounting roles.
The Rawls College of Business, which serves more than 4,000 undergraduate, 850 master's and 66 doctoral students, offers degrees in accounting; energy, economics and law; finance; health organization management; information systems and quantitative sciences; management; and marketing. The faculty consists of 74 professors, including two Horn professors, 37 instructors and four visiting faculty members.
College Choice is an online publication that helps students and families find the right college through the publishing of rankings and reviews, plus providing resources to help students get into, pay for and succeed in college.
The College Choice rankings are the second earned this year by the Rawls College of Business, which was ranked No. 76 by Bloomberg Businessweek for its Master of Business Administration school.
To view the full rankings, go to the College Choice website.
The School of Accounting also earned another distinction, this one from Brigham Young University, which ranked Texas Tech in the top 25 in the nation based on research publications over the past 3-6 years by recent Texas Tech accounting doctoral graduates.
When counting research productivity during that same time period by all Texas Tech accounting doctoral graduates, Texas Tech ranked in the top 50.
To view the BYU rankings, go to its website.