We revisit whether the academic accounting profession is in decline. We use data gathered from Hasselback directories of accounting faculty from 1974 to 2016 and confirm prior results indicating a decrease in the number of assistant accounting professors from 1992 to 2002. However, accounting faculty counts (including assistant professors) increased from 2002 to 2016. These results suggest that actions to slow and reverse the decline in the academic accounting profession, in combination with broad economic factors, have been largely successful. While future challenges remain, the academic accounting profession is no longer in decline.

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