Culverhouse Among Best Business Programs for 2021

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The University of Alabama undergraduate business college has been recognized as among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report in its “2021 U.S. News Best Colleges” rankings.

For 2021, U.S. News & World Report places UA’s Culverhouse College of Business in the 44th position overall, 28th among public institutions, and 5th in the Southeastern Conference.

The college’s accounting program was ranked #38 in the country and 20th among public institutions.

“It is good to be recognized as a consistent presence within the country’s forward echelon of undergraduate business programs,” said Culverhouse College of Business Dean Kay M. Palan.

“Being among the top 10 percent is an affirmation of the quality of our academic experience, which is imbued throughout the entirety of The University of Alabama enterprise. I am proud of the team we have in place, who have done so much hard work, especially in this challenging year, to ensure our students receive one of the country’s best values for a business education.”

Student outcomes, such as graduation and retention rates and social mobility, are among the metrics U.S. News & World Report considers when it tabulates annual rankings. Other data factoring in the publication’s rankings decision are faculty resources, institutional reputation, financial resources, and student excellence.

More information about the Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama can be found on its website at

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