The Patterson School of Accountancy’s undergraduate program has been accredited since 1944 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school’s master’s program has received separate accounting accreditation by the AACSB since May 1983. The University of Mississippi School of Accountancy was one of the first schools in the country to receive separate accounting accreditation from the AACSB at both bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. The school is also a full member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy.
The Patterson School of Accountancy is proud to be ranked as the #1 accountancy school in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and #8 in the nation by Big4AccountingFirms.org. The PSOA has also been ranked in top 20 accountancy schools in the nation for 12 consecutive years with placement in the top 10 from 2011 through 2019 (the last year of rankings) by Public Accounting Report.