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2021 Best Taxation Schools

95 Colleges
$73,745 Avg Salary
$30,201 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Taxation School for You

In 2018-2019, 1,783 people earned a degree or certificate in taxation, making the major the #23 most popular in the United States.

With all the business programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Taxation Schools ranking is one of many tools that Business Degree Central has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 95 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for business students.

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2021 Best Taxation Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Taxation Colleges.

Top 15% Best Taxation Schools

#1

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Our analysis found Villanova University to be the best school for taxation students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that taxation majors at Villanova take out is $43,714. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $509.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Minnesota - Crookston. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Taxation Schools list. UMN Crookston is a small public school located in the town of Crookston.

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The excellent programs at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best taxation schools in the United States. Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public school with a very large student population.

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#4

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

The excellent programs at Bryant University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best taxation schools in the United States. Bryant is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Smithfield.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Washington - Seattle Campus is a great place for taxation students. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the city of Seattle.

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#6

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Taxation Schools list. Located in the small city of Waltham, Bentley is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their degree, taxation majors at Bentley accumulate an average of around $20,500 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Taxation Schools ranking. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

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Southern Methodist University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Taxation Schools list. Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Northeastern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for taxation students. It came in at #9 on the list. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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#10

American University

Washington, DC

American University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best taxation programs. Located in the city of Washington, The American University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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Yeshiva University

New York, NY

Yeshiva University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Taxation Schools ranking. Yeshiva is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Taxation students that almost earned our Best Taxation Schools award.

Rank College Location
12 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
13 Baylor University Waco, TX
14 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
15 Golden Gate University - San Francisco San Francisco, CA

Taxation by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 21 majors within the business area of study, taxation has other similar majors worth exploring.

Taxation Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Taxation 1,783

Majors Similar to Taxation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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