THIS STORY WAS PROVIDED BY GEORGE WATSON, SENIOR EDITOR FOR THE TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING.
The master of science program in accounting inside the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business was ranked in the top 50 programs among universities nationwide in a recent study by College Choice.
Texas Tech ranked No. 37 on the list for its master's degree, which is offered to students with a bachelor's degree in finance or accounting.
"The School of Accounting in the Rawls College of Business is proud to once again be identified by College Choice as one of the 40 best accounting programs in the country," said Robert Ricketts, director of the School of Accounting. "We have collected an outstanding group of faculty, each of whom is dedicated to our students and our program, and our students have consistently demonstrated they are among the smartest and hardest-working grads on the market. Most importantly, our alumni have established a Texas Tech brand that stands for quality, integrity and success that, ultimately, is the secret to our success. So if you see a Texas Tech accounting alumnus today, please tell them congratulations and thank you. Every day, they are out there proving that 'From here, it's possible.'"
College Choice lauded Texas Tech and the Rawls College of Business for its focus on research, noting Texas Tech as the only school in Texas with an undergraduate, law school and medical school all on the same campus. College Choice also noted The Carnegie Foundation's recognition of Texas Tech for its high research activity and emphasis on engineering and science.
The Rawls College of Business, which serves more than 4,000 undergraduate, 850 masters 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.
To view the full rankings, go to the College Choice website.