Master of Accountancy Program Ranked in Top 30 in Nation for Affordability

Published: August 25, 2014

Master of Accountancy Program Ranked in Top 30 in Nation for Affordability

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Master of Accountancy Program has been recognized by as one of the 30 Top Affordable Masters in Accounting/Master of Accountancy programs in the country.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, which was one of only four colleges in Texas to make the national list, was ranked No. 25 based on six factors including student-to-faculty ratio, average undergraduate GPA, number of major-related student organizations, and percentage of students employed by graduation.  In addition, A&M-Corpus Christi also appeared as the No. 6 least expensive school on the list.

“One of our top priorities has always been to provide an affordable education to our students,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President/CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.  “It’s also important for us to maintain a high standard of academic excellence that will move students forward in their chosen career paths.” 

According to the article, the selective program requires high GMAT or GRE scores as well as a strong track record of superior undergraduate performance, with an average of 3.5 cumulative GPA.

“Our Master of Accountancy gives our students a competitive edge so that once they enter their careers as professional accountants, they can fill high-level positions in public accounting, business, health care, or government,” said Dr. John Gamble, Dean of the College of Business. “We also offer a number of graduate resources, including graduate assistantships, scholarships, and internships with leading companies in the Coastal Bend area.”

The business and accounting degree programs in the College of Business at A&M-Corpus Christi have maintained their accreditations by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinguished recognition achieved by less than one percent of universities in the United States.

To determine the highest quality schools, started with a list of more than 200 affordable and accredited programs in the country. From that list, those schools were ranked according to several factors. 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. aims to provide students with the best possible information about what a Master’s in Accounting degree is, the top schools at which to earn a degree, and the types of careers students can prepare to embark on once a degree is earned.