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2021 Most Popular Taxation Schools

113 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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Business Degree Central has developed this Most Popular Taxation Schools ranking. This report analyzed 113 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Taxation program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Taxation Colleges.

Our 2021 rankings named Golden Gate University - San Francisco the most popular school in the United States for taxation students. Located in the city of San Francisco, Golden Gate University - San Francisco is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their degree, taxation majors at Golden Gate University - San Francisco accumulate an average of around $30,750 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $358, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Villanova University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Taxation Schools list. Located in the suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, taxation majors at Villanova accumulate an average of around $43,714 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $509.

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The excellent programs at University of Southern California helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best taxation schools in the United States. USC is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles.

Taxation majors at USC take out an average of $40,684 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $474, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Baruch College

New York, NY

Out of the 113 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Baruch College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Baruch is a fairly large public school located in the large city of New York.

The average amount in student loans that taxation majors at Baruch take out is $18,000. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $210.

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#5

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Bentley University is a great place for taxation students. Located in the city of Waltham, Bentley is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-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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#6

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular taxation programs. Gonzaga is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Spokane.

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#7

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Taxation Schools ranking. Located in the city of Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, taxation graduates from DePaul carry an average student debt load of $40,148. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $468.

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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Taxation Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Boca Raton, FAU is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, taxation majors at FAU accumulate an average of around $38,738 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $451.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Taxation Schools list. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Seattle.

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St John’s University - New York landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular taxation programs. Located in the city of Queens, STJ is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that taxation majors at STJ take out is $20,500. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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California State University - Northridge did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for taxation students. It came in at #10 on the list. CSUN is a fairly large public school located in the city of Northridge.

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With a ranking of #12, Arizona State University - Tempe did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for taxation students. Located in the city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, taxation graduates from ASU - Tempe carry an average student debt load of $29,500. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $344.

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#12

University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for taxation students. It came in at #12 on the list. DU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Denver.

The average amount in student loans that taxation majors at DU take out is $26,500. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $309.

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#14

University at Albany

Albany, NY

University at Albany came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Taxation Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Albany, UAlbany is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, taxation majors at UAlbany 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 North Texas landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular taxation programs. UNT is a very large public school located in the city of Denton.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for taxation students. It came in at #16 on the list. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

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#16

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular taxation programs. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, taxation majors at Georgia State accumulate an average of around $40,745 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $475.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Taxation Schools award.

Rank College Location
18 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
18 Weber State University Ogden, UT
20 Fordham University Bronx, NY
21 SUNY Old Westbury Old Westbury, NY
22 Irvine Valley College Irvine, CA
22 Baylor University Waco, TX

Taxation by Region

View the Most Popular Taxation Schools for a specific region near you.

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 26 schools only.

  • 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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