US News Ranks Wake Forest Schools of Business Accountancy Program in the Top 5% in the Nation

8.18.2010 General, News Release, School News

Winston-Salem, NC – The undergraduate accounting program in the Wake Forest University Schools of Business ranks in the top 5% in the nation (at # 19) according to the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s guide, “America’s Best Colleges.”

The Wake Forest program secured its top-20 position in the Accounting category for the second consecutive year. “Our faculty is dedicated to the rigorous education and professional growth of our students and we are pleased that our efforts have been recognized by our peers,” said Gordon McCray, Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs. “Our efforts also paid off for our students as exemplified by the School’s 99% placement rate at graduation in our Master of Accountancy program,” he added.

Overall, the Wake Forest Schools of Business undergraduate program ranked in the top 10% nationally at #34 among 446 accredited business schools that were considered in this ranking.

Wake Forest University ranked 25th among national universities and 12th among “schools where the faculty has an unusual commitment to undergraduate teaching.” The University had a strong showing in many categories, including alumni giving rates, faculty resources and graduation rates. As mentioned in the U.S. News guide, more than half of Wake Forest classes have fewer than 20 students. The student/faculty ratio is 11 to one. Ninety-four percent of Wake Forest’s first-year students return for their sophomore year. Wake Forest has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category since 1996.

The U.S. News rankings are posted on www.usnews.com. The rankings will appear in the September issue of U.S. News & World Report, available on newsstands Aug. 31. The 2011 Best Colleges guidebook will be on newsstands August 24.