Those interested in a school offering tax degrees have several options at the undergraduate and graduate level. A good business school may be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), but note that the school can be accredited in business and not accountancy.
10 Schools with Tax Programs
The schools listed are some colleges and universities that offer tax programs.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition (2015-2016 In-State)*|
|Arizona State University||Tempe, AZ||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||$10,158 (Undergrad) $11,304 (Graduate)|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities||Minneapolis, MN||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||$13,790 (Undergrad) $17,289 (Graduate)|
|University of Central Florida||Orlando, FL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||$6,368 (Undergrad) $8,872 (Graduate)|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Champaign , IL||4-year, Public||Master's||$18,041 (Graduate)|
|Florida International University||Miami, FL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||$6,556 (Undergrad) $11,097 (Graduate)|
|California State University-Fullerton||Fullerton, CA||4-year, Public||Master's||$7,703 (Graduate)|
|University of North Texas||Denton, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||$9,730 (Undergrad) $7,165 (Graduate)|
|American River College||Sacramento, CA||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||$1,104 (Undergrad)|
|San Jose State University||San Jose, CA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||$7,378 (Undergrad) $8,644 (Graduate)|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Richmond, VA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$12,772 (Undergrad)|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for tax schools:
- You'll need to think about your career goals when choosing which education level you'll want to pursue in the field. For basic tax preparation training, a private company with a good reputation may suffice for training. If you want to become an accountant, however, you'll need to complete a formal degree program.
- Some schools offer flexible schedule options for students, including during tax time. Classes might be offered in the evenings or on weekends.
- Some tax programs specialize in one area of taxation; see if their specialty matches your career interests.
Students interested in schools that offer tax programs should take several factors into consideration, such as flexible schedule options and coursework in the area of taxation they are looking for. Programs are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for those pursuing an accounting or business degree with a specialty in taxation.