About Accounting.com

Accounting.com has worked to create an extensive compilation of rankings, guides, degree programs, and other resources for students seeking information about accounting careers. This collection offers both prospective and current students a reliable resource with which they can choose the programs, financial aid, exams, and jobs that fit their needs.

To maintain our position as a trusted authority for students, we strive to uphold our values in the content we produce. This ensures that the information you read is data-driven, high-quality, comprehensive, and transparent. Our utmost goal is to equip future accountants with the career and educational tools they need to become successful.

How We Make Money

Because we provide free resources to everyone, we rely on user interactions with certain advertisements to make money. These search tools and featured program advertisements are always clearly marked with "ad" or "advertising disclosure" to ensure transparency. Each user interaction with one of these advertisements may result in compensation from schools for student referrals.

The advertisements we show and schools we promote never influence the content that we create or give schools an advantage in school rankings. We depend on data to create these resources, not compensation.

How We Maintain Editorial Independence

We gather all of our data from reputable sources and use our own methodology in school rankings to achieve editorial independence. The two primary data sources we use are school websites — for information about concentrations, cost-per-credit, program length, etc. — and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, which is hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics.

For school rankings, this data is then used to evaluate important criteria for online accounting students, including tuition rates, the number of concentrations offered, admission rates, and the number of online graduate students at a school. You can view our full methodology here.

Our methodology guarantees that all guides and rankings on Accounting.com are unbiased. Our experts, editors, and writers adhere to strict editorial guidelines based in AP Style, and each school we rank is evaluated independently of any advertisements. Schools cannot pay for ranked spots and do not receive any preferential treatment. All schools included in any guide, ranking, and resource have been nationally or regionally accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and report at least four of the six metrics included in our methodology.

We have taken these steps so that Accounting.com continues to be a trusted provider of advice and information about the accounting profession to all site visitors. If you have any questions about our advertisements, please contact us.

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