HPU Ranked Among the Most Affordable Online Accounting Degree Programs

March 14, 2016

College Values Online has ranked Hawai‘i Pacific University among its 100 most affordable online accounting degree programs

Honolulu, Hawaii — Citing opportunities for internships and connecting students to local firms, College Values Online has ranked Hawai‘i Pacific University among its 100 most affordable online accounting degree programs. HPU is the only Hawaii-based school on the list, and ranks No. 89.

College Values Online recognizes that HPU is "among the top tier best colleges by U.S. News & World Report" and offers an "active Accounting Club that prides itself in connecting students with Honolulu-based accountants." HPU's internships were also noted as "preparing students with additional experience and exposure to the career and field."

"To have our accounting program ranked in the top 100 shows the dedication of our faculty and staff to provide a high quality, high touch educational experience at an affordable price," said College of Business Dean Deborah Crown, Ph.D. "Our online and blended programs provide flexibility for our students, while also providing important internship and networking opportunities, which are critical in helping them enter and succeed in the field.”

Crown added that HPU students—including first-time, incoming freshman learning in classrooms—can all benefit from HPU’s many partnerships in Hawaii. "We are proud to partner with Hawaii firms, who help us prepare the next generation of accountants," she said.

College Values Online analyzed more than 200 schools and branch campuses, using the following parameters:

•    Accreditation – Only accredited schools offering bachelor’s degree programs in Accounting, Accounting and Business/Management, and Accounting and Finance were examined.
•    Affordability – Undergraduate tuition as listed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Navigator.
•    Distance degree option availability – Schools with distance learning options in Accounting and related fields.
•    Undergraduate population – 3,000 or fewer students.

College Values Online added that HPU's online MBA program is also popular with accounting students. For graduate programs,, a leading resource for campus and online education, also ranked HPU among the top MBA in International Business Degree Programs.

"We're honored to be recognized in these rankings for the quality and value of our programs at the graduate and undergraduate level," said Crown. “We are dedicated to serving our students wherever they are, in our classrooms and beyond.”

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