SOU Accounting Program Ranked No. 12 in Nation

November 5, 2014
(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an accounting option has been ranked No. 12 in the nation for affordability among online bachelor’s degree programs in accounting, according to Accounting Degree Review (ADR).
According to ADR, more than 80 regionally accredited colleges and universities with online bachelor’s degrees in accounting were reviewed. The organization found “that there is a great selection of online degrees with reasonable prices,” its website states.
“Not every institution with an accounting degree offers an online option, and for-profit institutions often spend more on marketing,” said Dr. Greg Jones, Director of SOU’s Division of Business, Communication and the Environment. “These rankings shine some light on regionally accredited institutions, like SOU, that are making affordable accounting programs available online.”
SOU’s accounting option offers two tracks: Track I is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in any area of accounting—public, private, or governmental, while Track II is for students interested in accounting from a management and systems perspective. The certificate in accounting program benefits both traditional students and students with a baccalaureate degree who wish to complete coursework to prepare for certification examinations in accounting.
“The flexible schedule of the online program is in direct response to the need for this degree by professionals already working in the field,” according to Dr. Jones. “We are extremely pleased with this ranking and proud of the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff working in the program.”
SOU is regionally accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The SOU School of Business is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a leading specialized accreditation association for business education.
More information on SOU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with accounting option is available online at