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BYU ranked third, U. and USU among top 50 accounting schools in U.S.

By Katie Ardmore

The Deseret News

An independent accounting publication ranked Brigham Young University as No. 3 on a list of the nation's 50 best accounting undergraduate programs.

The list also included the University of Utah at 27th in the nation and Utah State University as 46th.

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The University of Utah ranked 30th on the list last year, and this is USU's Jon M. Huntsman School of Business's first time being on the list, according to a news release.

“We appreciate the recognition we have received from the Public Accounting Report,” said Larry Walther, the head of USU's School of Accountancy, “We take even more satisfaction, however, seeing our students excel once they enter the job market and effectively compete with graduates of top schools from around the country. Our professors and staff keep standards high because we believe in our students and their capacity to compete."

Walther said that there were 800 accounting undergraduate programs considered, which means USU is in the top six percent of programs.

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