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Press Release for Friday, August 1, 2014

UNF Coggin College Master of Accountancy Program Ranks in Top 30

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

The Master of Accountancy Program in the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida was named among the Top 30 Affordable Master’s in Accounting Programs by Master’s in Accounting Degrees, an online guide to master’s degrees in accounting. The ranking was based on both affordability and program quality.

The Master of Accountancy Program at UNF ranks No. 12 for affordability and No. 28 for the quality of the program. UNF is the only Florida University listed in the ranking and is ranked with other colleges such as Vanderbilt University, Purdue University and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, among others.

“It’s a matter of great pride that our Master of Accountancy program is ranked among the finest in the country on grounds of academic quality as well as affordability,” said Dr. Ajay Samant, UNF Coggin College of Business dean.

To determine the highest quality schools, Master’s in Accounting Degrees started with a list of more than 200 affordable, accredited Master of Accountancy programs in the country and ranked them according to six factors, including student-to-faculty ratio, average undergrad GPA, number of major-related student organizations and percentage of students employed by graduation.

Schools were also assessed based on Princeton Review’s academic experience and career ratings, which take into consideration factors like average GMAT score, average starting salary and survey responses related to the confidence students have in their school’s ability to help them realize their academic and professional goals. For seven consecutive years, Coggin College has been named a “Best Business School” by Princeton Review.

The AACSB-accredited Master of Accountancy Program at UNF provides the advanced professional study necessary for students to sit for the CPA exam and then land careers as either certified public accountants, controllers or executives in industry and government. The program emphasizes how theory can be applied to current problems, as well as how effective communication can improve relationships with the users of accounting data.

With more than 3,800 students, the Coggin College’s mission is to educate and develop business professionals through rigorous, relevant accredited degree programs offered by faculty devoted to student learning and engaged in scholarly activities. Since 1976, the Coggin College of Business has been accredited by AACSB—only one in five business schools are awarded the accreditation, which honors the best business schools in the world. The AACSB is the world leader in accreditation for business education.

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.