The University of Texas at Austin boasts one of the most prestigious accounting PhD programs in the United States. According to the Public Accounting Report (PAR), the university's accounting programs were ranked No. 1 across all four of the 2010 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral rankings.

McCombs School of Business at UT Austin has landed in the top four doctoral programs since 1994, and has been ranked 1st in six of the previous eight surveys. McCombs also came in No. 1 in the doctoral program rankings in terms of research and teaching.

The Department of Accountancy at Illinois is recognized as a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. In the 29th Annual Professor's Survey (2010) by PAR, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign was ranked 2nd and 4th in both the teaching and research categories, respectively.

Top 10 Doctoral Programs - Teaching:
1 University of Texas-Austin
2 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
3 Stanford University
4 University of Chicago
5 University of Michigan
6 Harvard University
7 Indiana University
8 Michigan State University
9 University of Washington
=10 Cornell University
=10 Ohio State University

Top 10 Doctoral Programs - Research:
1 University of Texas-Austin
2 University of Chicago
3 Stanford University
4 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
5 University of Michigan
6 Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
7 University of Washington
8 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9 Harvard University
10 Indiana University
Source: Public Accounting Report (November 15, 2010)

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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