WSJ: Fairfield Among Top 20 Private Colleges for High-Paying Jobs in Accounting

WSJ: Fairfield Among Top 20 Private Colleges for High-Paying Jobs in Accounting

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Fairfield Dolan placed #20 on the list, with Harvard at number one.

This ranking is further evidence that Fairfield Dolan’s Accounting program is one of the top programs in the nation.

— Dean Zhan Li, DBA

Fairfield Dolan’s Accounting program is ranked among the top 20 private colleges for high-paying jobs in accounting, according to a recent WSJ article. Fairfield University placed #20 on the list, with Harvard at number one. According to the ranking compiled by the Burning Glass Institute, a non-profit that researches employment trends, graduates of Fairfield Dolan who are working in accounting earn higher salaries compared to their peers in the field who graduated from other schools.

“This ranking is further evidence that Fairfield Dolan’s Accounting program is one of the top programs in the nation," said Dean Zhan Li, DBA.

The rankings were determined by a Burning Glass Institute analysis of experience and pay data from Lightcast — a labor-market data firm, and Glassdoor — a company ratings website.

Fairfield Dolan’s Accounting program offers students an integrated approach to business studies. Students gain the conceptual and technical knowledge to measure, analyze, and validate financial information, with a focus on preparing graduates to succeed in an environment that increasingly requires grounding in ethical, legal, and regulatory matters. Fairfield Dolan faculty emphasize the importance of technology in accounting and financial reporting, auditing, and tax, while spending significant time with students to help develop their professional foundation and personal growth.

Learn more about the Accounting program at Fairfield University, ranked #26 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

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