Northwestern online bachelor’s program in accounting ranked third in the nation


Northwestern State University’s online Bachelor of Science in Accounting has been ranked third in the nation by

The site researched institutions to find those that were accessible, high quality and affordable. Factors such as certification opportunities, accreditations and positive online student experiences taken into account along with the site’s ranking system. The rankings are available at

“Northwestern State University’s Department of Accounting is pleased to receive this ranking as we strive to set rigorous standards of excellence in our online accounting program,” said Coordinator of Accounting Dr. Melissa M. Aldredge, an associate professor of accounting and the Poindexter Foundation Endowed Professor of Accounting. “This recognition represents a significant milestone of achievement in our commitment to enrich the quality of education our students receive. We are very grateful for the external validation of all that we do.”

Majoring in accounting prepares the student for entry into many different careers. The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program prepares diverse career paths by offering courses in financial and managerial accounting, cost accounting, tax, audit and governmental accounting.

Full and partial scholarships are available for students. The School of Business provides students with a diverse faculty with a wide range of business and industry experience, internship opportunities with business and industry corporate sponsors, multiple technology certifications integrated into course work and community service involvement through active business student organizations.

The NSU School of Business, which includes the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, is accredited by American Association of Colleges and Schools of Business. This accreditation places the School of Business among the top five percent of business programs worldwide. NSU is one of the few undergraduate programs to have earned AACSB accreditation, a marker of excellence.

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