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MPA Program Stats

Texas MPA Program Rankings

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Accounting Rankings
 Rank  Publication  Date
 #1 (Undergraduate Accounting)  U.S. News & World Report  09/14
 #1 (Graduate Accounting)  U.S. News & World Report  03/14
 #1 (Undergraduate Program)  Public Accounting Report  08/14
 #1 (Masters Program)  Public Accounting Report  08/14
 #1 (Ph.D. Program)  Public Accounting Report  08/14
 #1 (Global, all publications since 1990)     BYU Accounting Research Rankings  2013
 #10 (Accounting, Global)  Financial Times  01/13

MPA Employment & Salary Statistics

MPA Employment Statistics
  Class of 2013 Class of 2012
Professional accounting services firms (Big 4, Mid-Cap and Regional Firms)  88%  88%
Industry  5%  4%
Investment Banking and other Financial Services  4%  4%
Consulting  2%  4%
Government/Public Sector  1%  0%
MPA Average Salary (Across all industries)
Class of 2013 $54,647
Class of 2012 $54,175
MPA Geographic Distribution of Employment

 Class of 2013  tMPA  iMPA Class of 2012
Texas  74%  64%  79% 83%
Northeast   2%  4%  1% 7%
Mid-Atlantic  8%  6%  9% -
Midwest   4%  6%  4%  2%
South (other than Texas)  4%  8%  2%  3%
West   8%  12%  5%  4%
International   -  -  -  1%
At time of graduation in 2013, percentage of MPA students who were
   MPA-All MPA-International 
Employed or received offers     95% 87%
Continuing education or postponing job search   2% 3%
Seeking employment  3% 10%

Companies That Have Recently Recruited Texas MPAs

Poised for success, Texas MPA students are sought after by organizations in a variety of sectors including public accounting, finance, industry, public service, and consulting. View organizations that recently recruited MPA students.

CPA Exam Success

The Texas MPA curriculum lays a solid educational foundation for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination. Candidates from UT Austin typically have pass rates much higher than the statewide and national averages on any given part of the exam. In fact, several of our students have received the prestigious American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Sells Award for earning the highest cumulative scores on the four sections of the exam on their first attempt.

MPA Student Profile

 
Traditional MPa - Student profile
Class of 2015 Class of 2014 Class of 2013
Enrollment 109 96 102
Average GPA 3.74 3.76 3.76
Average GMAT 660 664 660
Female 40% 51% 51%
Male 60% 49% 49%
Percent not Texas residents 55% 61% 62%
Underrepresented Minorities* 6%  7% 14%
Average Age 24 24 24
Average work experience (months) 17 17 13
*African-American, Hispanic and Native American
Traditional MPA - Undergraduate major
Class of 2015 Class of 2014 Class of 2013
Accounting 50% 50% 52%
Other business major 12% 19% 13%
Economics 14% 14% 17%
Other Liberal Arts 14% 9% 13%
Engineering/Science/Math 4% 4% 3%
Other 6% 4% 2%
Integrated mpa - Student profile
Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015
Enrollment 207 195 207
Average GPA 3.65 3.71 3.69
Average SAT 1298 1309 1304
Female 47% 51% 46%
Male 53% 49% 54%
Underrepresented Minorities* 12% 10%    13%
*African-American, Hispanic and Native American