Pamplin’s accounting programs maintained its top 25 national rankings, according to the Public Accounting Report.

The undergraduate program stayed at No. 22, while the master’s and Ph.D. programs both moved up slightly to No. 21, according to the report’s August 2017 newsletter, which discussed the findings of its annual survey of accounting professors.

Pamplin also moved up a notch over last year in comparisons among “large” schools (those with 24-plus full-time faculty): No. 13 for undergraduate programs and No. 12 for master’s.

Regionally (Northeast/Mid-Atlantic), the undergraduate program was No. 4 and the master’s program No. 2.

Accounting graduates, who include Lynne Doughtie, KPMG’s first female chief executive, are among the university’s most successful and supportive alumni.

Virginia Tech recently joined the KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program, a one-of-a-kind initiative that audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP developed to prepare accounting students for the digital marketplace.

The Public Accounting Report is an independent newsletter of the accounting profession, available by subscription. Nearly 1,000 eligible accounting professors from about 200 U.S. colleges and universities participated in this spring’s survey.