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Overview for Accounting

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Careers for Accounting Majors

A major in Accounting is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Accounting

Top 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Accounting among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
Pacific States University
Los Angeles, CA
 11
(78.6%)
Open Admissions$14,680 
 National American University-Brooklyn Center
Brooklyn Center, MN
 7
(46.7%)
Open Admissions$13,415 
 Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee
Shakopee, MN
 8
(42.1%)
 $14,940 
Online Degree Programs
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AIB College of Business
Des Moines, IA
 10
(38.5%)
 $13,140 
 National College-Salem
Salem, VA
 11
(37.9%)
Open Admissions$8,149 
 Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park
Waite Park, MN
 6
(37.5%)
 $14,940 
University of Northwestern Ohio
Lima, OH
 24
(33.3%)
Open Admissions$13,400 
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 College America-Fort Collins
Fort Collins, CO
 6
(30.0%)
Open Admissions$19,400 
 Southern California Institute of Technology
Anaheim, CA
 10
(29.4%)
 $14,100 
 Baker College of Allen Park
Allen Park, MI
 10
(29.4%)
Open Admissions$7,020 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.