This list of accredited accounting degree programs in Texas includes schools that are part of the University of Texas system. Although they all belong to the same entity, they have unique personalities and vary in size and requirements for accounting degrees.

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Rankings are important, but they are gleaned from peer reviews and so should not be the only consideration in choosing a school. In addition, institutions ranking the universities judge them by different criteria. Notice, for instance, that some of the rankings are by “Hispanic Business” magazine and reflect the school’s diversity practices. To see more accredited accounting degree programs in Texas, visit Accounting Degree Programs in Texas (A-S), Accounting Degree Programs in Texas (T), and Accounting Degree Programs in Texas (U-Z).

University of Texas at Arlington

College of Business

The University of Texas at Arlington is the second largest school in the University of Texas system. It was founded in 1895 and served as a military school for many years. In 2014, the student population was 35,000. The College of Business was founded in 1965. Currently, it has 106 full-time faculty members. Seventy-two of these are tenured or on a tenure track. Tuition for the University of Texas at Arlington is $30, 730 total cost; in-state undergraduate tuition is $8,878. It is ranked with tier two National Universities by U.S. News and World Reports.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Similar to the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, this 122 credit-hour degree offers a broader education. There are 47 credit hours of university general education, 30 credit hours of business core classes, 27 credit hours in the accounting concentration and 18 in advanced-level business electives, all of which can only be taken with the approval of an advisor. Either degree can be combined into the Professional Program in Accounting which allows students to earn the bachelor’s degrees simultaneously with master’s degrees in a five-year, 150 credit-hour program.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

This degree requires 47 hours of general education. Students must complete all lower-level classes before enrolling in upper-level work. In addition, incoming freshmen must take the “First Year Experience” which is a three-credit-hour college transitional course. Students in this program must also earn 27 credit hours in the accounting concentration and 15 credit hours in advanced, upper level business courses. There are a total of 120 credit hours in the degree. The college advises students to choose their areas of concentration with an eye to their future career goals, and they suggest finance or information systems as good fundamental choices.

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Contact
College of Business
Room 411
University of Texas at Arlington
701 South Nederman Drive
Arlington, Texas, 76019
817-272-1115

http://wweb.uta.edu/catalog/content/academics/dept_of_accounting.aspx#3

University of Texas at Austin

Red McCombs School of Business

The University of Texas at Austin student population is 52,059. The school is ranked by U.S. News and World reports list of Best Schools as # 53 in National Universities and the McCombs School of Business was ranked #15 of Best Business Schools ( in 2009, #1 in accounting). Total cost for an in-state undergraduate UTA degree is $33,298. Out-of-state cost is $48,832. The McCombs School of Business recently launched BFP (the Business Foundations program) which is an online offering that allows people to get a business foundation in six courses and earn a certificate.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

This 120 credit hour, four-year degree path includes the “University Flag” requirements. There is also a University Core requisite and a residency requirement (two semesters must be completed on campus). This includes 24 credit hours in business and at least 12 of those in upper-level classes. There are 21 required hours in the accounting concentration including Public Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Private Institutional Accounting, Public Accounting and Tax and Management. All business students at the McCombs School must complete an internship, and some of these are available through international corporations.

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Contact
Red McCombs School of Business
University of Texas at Austin
2110 Speedway, Stop B6200
Austin, Texas, 78712
512-471-2283

http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/bba

University of Texas at Brownsville

School of Business

This school, founded in 1926, has a student population of 7547 undergraduates. The U.S. News and World Reports ranks it as #122 for Best Online Education Programs. It has also won accolades for programs servicing Hispanic students. The University of Texas at Brownsville ranks in the second tier of regional universities. Instate tuition is $5,372. The School of business says it meets the educational needs of its students by offering innovative learning programs augmented by special projects and internships.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

This 120-credit-hour degree program begins with a 48 credit-hour General Education Core and courses in micro economics and algebra. In the Major Requirements, there are 18 credit-hours in lower division core classes (including Principles of Accounting I and II, Data Management, Business Principles, Statistics and Macro Economics) and 30 in upper division courses. There are also 24 credit-hours required in the Accounting concentration. A minimum of 36 credit-hours must be earned in advanced-level courses to qualify for graduation and these must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Admission to the advanced-level courses is by department approval and students must have completed the lower-level coursework.

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Contact
School of Business
University of Texas at Brownsville
1 West University Boulevard
Brownsville, Texas, 78520
956-882-5803

http://www.utb.edu/vpaa/cob/Pages/Undergraduate.aspx

University of Texas at Dallas

Naveen Jindal School of Management

This university, founded in 1969, has an undergraduate student enrollment of 13,949. It was rated by U.S. News and World Reports as # 145 of national Universities. The Naveen School of Management, founded in 1975, was ranked in the top 50 graduate business schools, and as #56 in undergraduate business programs. The student ratio of the university is 22:1 and the school of management has an enrollment of nearly 7,000. In-state tuition is $10,864. Non-resident tuition is $26,038, but there is a guaranteed tuition plan that your rate at the time of admission will not change throughout your program (12 semesters).

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

This 120 semester-hour degree program is broad-based and balances the concepts of accounting with practical knowledge. Students can focus on one of six career areas: Management/Cost Accounting, Audit/ Internal Audit, Government and Not-For –Profit Accounting, Information Systems and Tax. They can also work toward CPA exam requirements. The degree may be integrated with a master’s path in the Professional Program in Accounting which offers both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in five years as well as the 150 credit-hours needed to sit for a CPA examination. Students in the PPA also have access to special classes and internships. There are 42 core general education courses in the BBA degree, 73 in the major and five in electives. All Jindal students must take BA1100, which is Business Basics, and complete a minimum of 160 hours of business-related work which comprises the Jindal internship requisite.

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Contact
Naveen Jindal School of Management
University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas, 75080
972-883-4773
Email through the website
http://catalog.utdallas.edu/now/undergraduate/programs/jsom/accounting

University of Texas at El Paso

College of Business Administration

This university is listed in tier-two schools on U.S. News and World Reports ranking of National Universities. It was founded in 1917 as the Texas School of Mines. The University of Texas at El Paso is the only doctoral/research university in the U.S. with a majority Mexican-American population. “Hispanic Business” magazine gives the school high ran king for diversity practices. The in-state tuition is 7018 and non-resident tuition is $17,679. The business school offers a number of courses, both credit and non-credit, that can be taken through the CEDARS (Centers for Entrepreneurial Development, Advancement, Research and Support) program.

Bachelor in Business Administration Accounting

The goal of this degree program is to prepare students for the practical and academic entry into a global business environment. There are 42 semester-credit hours in University Core Curriculum Requirements (which are general, liberal arts education courses), 15 in Business Foundation Courses, 39 semester credit-hours in Business Core requirements, and 24 in Major option (elective) courses. The four-year degree path is the only accredited BBA in the El Paso/ Juarez area. Students in the business programs are designated Pre-Business Majors until they have demonstrated competency in mathematics and English. Once admitted to the College of Business Administration, they must earn satisfactory grades in prescribed courses to be admitted to the major, and then must complete all lower-level courses before they can take any upper-level (major) courses. Students are encouraged to obtain internships through the college’s network of employers, and focuses on business professional skills through collaborative experiences with the national and international business community.

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Contact
College of Business Administration
Business Room 260
University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79902
915-747-5792
Email through website
http://catalog.utep.edu/undergrad/college-of-business-administration/accounting/accounting-bba/

University of Texas at San Antonio

College of Business

Students looking for accredited accounting degree programs in Texas that have been recognized for Hispanic culture diversity will be interested in this school. It was rated by the Hispanic Business magazine as #10 for graduate schools. This university is ranked by U.S. News and World Reports in the second tier of National Universities. It has an undergraduate student population of 24,242. The school, which was founded in 1969, has an in-state tuition of $8,737 and a non-resident tuition of $20,050.

Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting

This is a 120 credit-hour program of which 39 credit hours must be earned in upper division classes. There is a required core curriculum that entails 42 hours, including a “First Year Experience” class that carries three credit hours, and a fifty-five credit-hour “Common Body of Knowledge” (principles and theories) that includes Principles of Accounting I and II, Business Law, Ethics and Information Systems and Information Systems Management. In addition, there are 29 credit hours of degree –required courses including accounting classes in the major and lower and upper division electives. Because the 120 hour program does not qualify students to sit for the CPA exam, the degree may be integrated with a Professional Accounting Program that allows students to earn the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in accounting concurrently. The resultant 150 credit-hour program is sufficient to allow the student to fulfill the credit-hour requisite for the CPA exam.

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Contact
College of Business
University of Texas at San Antonio
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas
78249
210-458-4320
Contact through website tool
http://catalog.utep.edu/undergrad/college-of-business-administration/accounting/accounting-bba/

University of Texas at Tyler

College of Business and Technology

Three of five students from this university have job offers before graduation day. In-state tuition is $6,592 and there is an undergraduate enrollment of 5,591. U.S. News and World Reports rated the University of Texas at Tyler as #68 of Regional Universities West. The school has a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio and a 27% four-year graduation rate. The College of Business and Technology states that it educates through an integration of face-to-face instruction, hybrid and online courses as well as online channels from the Tyler campus and remote locations.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

This degree prepares students for careers in the finance department of a corporation or (with additional coursework) enables them to qualify to sit for the CPA examination. The college helps students acquire on-the-job experience through internships in Texas-based companies and international corporations. There is a required 44 semester-hour University Core; however, if you have earned credit for these classes at another accredited public Texas university it will transfer. There are also 24 to 26 semester hours of Pre-Business Core classes (accounting, economics, calculus, computer applications, statistics and speech) and 22 hours of Business Core. The degree includes 18 hours in courses for the major and another 15 hours in upper-level electives and a capstone project. All classes must be completed successfully with a “C” or better.

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Contact
College of Business
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas
75799
903-566-7360

http://www.uttyler.edu/academics/undergraduate-majors/accounting-degree.php

University of Texas Permian Basin

College of Business and Engineering

This university, with a 2013 undergraduate population of 4426, was ranked by U.S. News and World reports as #90 for Online Bachelor’s Programs. Ninety-nine per cent of the faculty members are either tenured or on a tenure track. The school offers day and evening classes as well as online courses. The stated goal of the College of Business and Engineering is to offer an education that adapts to the changing economy. They also support their faculty in professional development so that they can offer a better business educational experience.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy

This is a 120 credit-hour program of which at least 54 hours must be earned in upper-level courses. In addition, half of the upper-level courses must be earned at the University of Texas Permian Basin. There are 44 credit-hours of General Education classes. 18 credit hours of lower-level business classes which include introductory and foundation classes, 27 credit hours in business core, 21 hours in the major, nine in electives and a capstone. Students must complete General Education coursework with a 2.0 GPA. In addition, all transferred and major courses must have earned a “C” grade or above. There is also a dual; degree program that allows students to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy and a master’s in Accountancy concurrently. To qualify for the advanced program, applicants must have completed 75 to 105 hours of undergraduate coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, a GPA in junior accounting cases of 3.25 (based on at least 9 credit hours) and a satisfactory GMAT score.

Accountancy Minor

This degree is not available to BBA applicants. It is intended to give non0business majors a foundation in accounting to apply to other careers. The minor degree in accounting, combined with an MS in Professional Accounting can help students prepare to sit for the CPA exam. There are 18 semester hours in this degree, including Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Cost Accountancy Principles and Federal Income Tax.

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Contact
College of Business and Engineering
University of Texas Permian Basin
4901 East University
Odessa, Texas
79762
432-552-2665

http://www.utpb.edu/cobe/programs/undergraduate/bba-in-accountancy

University of Texas Pan American

College of Business Administration

This school serves the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. It is classified as a doctoral research university and is rated by U.S. News and World Reports in the second tier of national Universities. The vision of the College of Business Administration is to be the “premier research and education business school serving the South Texas region.” The school has many innovations including a “BizIdea” contest with monetary awards for projects in entrepreneurship.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

This degree contains 27credit hours in major courses, 16 hours in business fundamentals, 34 hours in business core, and 12 in upper-level accounting electives in addition to 43 hours of general education courses (Humanities, Math, Institutionally-designed Options and Social Sciences). The BBA degree requires the selection of a minor.

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Contact
College of Business Administration
University of Texas Pan American
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, Texas
78539
956-665-8084

http://www.utpb.edu/cobe/programs/undergraduate/bba-in-accountancy

This list is a tool to help prospective students narrow down their searches for schools that meet their needs. If you are interested in a school on this list of accredited accounting degrees in Texas, the next step is to study the school website and schedule a visit to the campus.