The Master of Accounting program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business earned a top-10 ranking in the Western region. Public Accounting Report named the MAcc program No. 8 in the West and No. 34 in the U.S. in the 2017 Annual Professor’s Survey.

The Eccles undergraduate accounting program was also ranked, coming in at No. 8 in the West and No. 30 nationally, jumping four spots in the national ranking from the previous year. The results among schools with 24 or more full-time accounting faculty were even more favorable, with the undergraduate program ranking No. 17 and the graduate program landing at No. 18.

“The rankings are a great representation of the momentum of the School of Accounting, including the work of faculty, staff and students,” said Mark Parker, associate dean of students.

The Eccles School’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) program thrives on a tradition of excellence. For the past decade and counting, students have exited the program with a 95 percent or higher job placement rate, and the program currently boasts a CPA exam-pass rate 18 percent higher than the national average. Throughout the program, students have opportunities for experiential learning, one-on-one career coaching, networking and learning abroad. A MAcc Intensive program is also available for students with undergraduate degrees in areas other than accounting.

“We are thrilled to be a top-10 program in the West and included among other top-ranked programs. This is significant as we face strong competition from the Texas and California schools,” said Philip Jeffs, director of the School of Accounting. “Our incredible students and faculty are well-deserving of this recognition.”

Public Accounting Report’s Annual Professor’s Survey rankings are based on feedback and information provided by faculty members at accounting programs in the U.S. The 2017 survey included responses from nearly 1,000 professors from more than 200 colleges and universities.