UHV ranked No. 15 on affordable accounting degree list

Small class sizes, affordable tuition and a first-rate accreditation helped land the University of Houston-Victoria on a list of top schools where students can earn accounting degrees. recently published an article ranking the top 100 most affordable selective small colleges for accounting. UHV was ranked No. 15 on the list.

The website considered four factors in putting together the rankings: accreditation, undergraduate student enrollment, applicant admittance rate and average net price. The UHV School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide earn this mark of excellence.

“We take pride in offering quality accounting instruction led by outstanding faculty members, so it’s nice to receive this recognition,” said Farhang Niroomand, dean of the UHV School of Business Administration. “Small class sizes, convenience and affordability are among the reasons we have built a reputation as a great institution for obtaining undergraduate and graduate accounting degrees.”

Farhang Niroomand

UHV’s Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting prepares students for continued education, employment opportunities or the Certified Public Accountant examination requirements. The 120-credit-hour program requires seven accounting classes and 13 additional other upper-division business courses.

UHV also offers two accounting options for graduate students, the Strategic and Global Master of Business Administration degrees with concentrations in accounting.

The 48-credit-hour Strategic MBA involves strategic planning integrated throughout the program. The Global MBA, which can be finished in 30 hours, concentrates on giving graduates the abilities needed to manage global companies. All graduate courses in these two programs incorporate real-world, applied learning by discussing current business issues, reading case studies, and taking part in simulations and team projects.

Students with a BBA in accounting who finish the Global MBA with an accounting concentration will satisfy the 150 credit hours required to sit for the CPA exam. is a website that aims to prepare students to work in accounting firms. For this list, only schools with less than 3,000 undergraduates that admit 60 percent or fewer of its applicants were considered.

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For more information about UHV’s accounting degrees, call 1-800-687-4293 or email

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Jeremy Shapiro