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How does Rutgers' accounting degree program stack up in new ranking?

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When it comes to choosing a college at which to earn a bachelor's degree in accounting, a would-be CPA could do worse than Rutgers University. A lot worse, in fact, according to the website College Choice.

College Choice, a higher education search and rankings site, said the Rutgers program not only cracked the Top 50 nationwide, but ranked in the Top 10 at No. 7 overall.

“Regardless of whether students are interested in entering the workforce in a traditional business, a startup/entrepreneurial capacity or some combination of the two, an undergraduate major in accounting will not only give them a degree that is increasingly popular, but also in extremely high demand with employers in every sector of the business community,” Robert Hand, lead editor for the ranking, said in a prepared statement.

College Choice praised the Rutgers Business School for placing graduates at companies like New York Life and Johnson & Johnson, and for offering specialized programs such as public accounting, tax accounting and government accounting.

The University of Minnesota topped the list, followed by Brigham Young University and California State University-Northridge.

Rutgers was the only New Jersey college to make the list.

For the complete list, click here.

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