NSU accounting program ranked second in the nation

Northwestern State University’s online bachelor’s program in accounting has been ranked as the number two accounting program in the country, according to Nonprofit Colleges Online.NSUAccounting

The rankings at nonprofitcollegesonline.com were created to recognize online colleges and universities committed to putting the interest of students first. Northwestern State was recognized for having the second least expensive bachelor’s program in the accounting field among regionally accredited not-for-profit colleges and universities in the U.S. at an estimated cost of $19,736 for four years of full-time, out-of-state tuition. NSU does not charge out-of-state-tuition for online students. The university received a Students Before Profits Award, which was created to promote nonprofit colleges and universities offering online degree programs that put students before profits and education before the bottom line.

According to Coordinator of Accounting Nat Briscoe, Northwestern State’s online bachelor’s in accounting gives students a broad understanding of all aspects of business operations and the specific tools necessary to analyze the results of those operations so they can make informed management decisions. Briscoe said the program is designed for those students who want a strong education in accounting specific areas as well as a general education in all areas of business. The program requires a minimum of 120 credits for completion.

“We are pleased to receive this recognition for our accounting program,” said Briscoe. “The affordability coupled with the quality and content of the curriculum makes Northwestern State an excellent choice for prospective accounting students. This website provides a nationwide venue to promote our accounting program.”

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program prepares diverse career paths by offering courses in financial and managerial accounting, cost accounting, tax, audit, accounting information systems and governmental accounting.

The accounting program is part of NSU’s School of Business, which is internationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, (AACSBI), which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Fewer than 20 percent of the business schools in the world achieve AACSBI accreditation and it is the hallmark of excellence in business education.

Instruction is provided by terminally degreed faculty with significant business experience. Northwestern State offers all requirements necessary to take the Certified
Public Accounting (CPA) exam.

For more information on the award, go to nonprofitcollegesonline.com/rankings/best-online-bachelors-in-accounting. You can learn about NSU’s accounting degree program at business.nsula.edu/accounting.