Northwestern College accounting program ranked among nation's best

Students and professor in a Northwestern accounting classNorthwestern College’s accounting program has been ranked among the nation’s best by Northwestern is ranked 30th among the country’s top accounting degree programs by the website, the only Iowa college to be listed.

The site’s description of Northwestern’s program notes that it is built upon a liberal arts approach and that the CPA exam pass rates of NWC’s accounting graduates are consistently among Iowa’s best. In 2016, Northwestern College accounting graduates taking the CPA exam for the first time recorded the fifth best pass rate nationally among all institutions that had at least 10 candidates. Their 85 percent pass rate was the best of any college in Iowa or any institution in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).

“We are pleased to receive another affirmation of our accounting program,” says Vonda Post, professor of business and economics and department co-chair at Northwestern. “Our accounting graduates have a long tradition of success because of their strong preparation; their ability to add value to their firms through their critical thinking, writing and speaking skills; and their high degree of integrity.”