Top Accounting All Programs - 2021

For all the 77,699 degrees awarded in Accounting per year, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Of the 77,699 students graduating with degrees across the US, 55% percent identify as women and 45% percent identify as men. While students at schools all over the US study Accounting, Texas has the most graduates. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Accounting is $46,700.

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Gender

Total Students
77,699
Total Males
35,017
Total Females
42,682

Degree Type

  • Total Bachelors degree

    49,848

  • Total Masters degree

    19,156

  • Total Associates degree

    4,711

  • Total Award of less than 1 academic year Degree

    1,613

  • Total Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Degree

    1,334

  • Total Postbaccalaureate certificate

    846

  • Total Post masters certificate

    85

  • Total Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Degree

    65

  • Total Doctors degree research scholarship

    41

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See where Accounting is the most popular major in the U.S.
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Top Colleges for Accounting

If you’re interested in Accounting, then you should consider these top colleges, including Rhodes College, Bryant University and Trinity University. Rhodes College is our top ranked institution for a degree in Accounting with 18 students graduating with this major annually . Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Accounting Majors

For Accounting majors, some of the most in demand careers include Accountants, Business Teachers, Postsecondary and Credit Analysts. Not only that, Accounting graduates may find a high salary job, such as Business Teachers, Postsecondary or Financial Examiners.

Top Paying Careers for Accounting

  1. Business Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $87,200)
  2. Financial Examiners   (Median Wage: $81,090)
  3. Budget Analysts   (Median Wage: $76,540)
  4. Credit Analysts   (Median Wage: $73,650)
  5. Accountants   (Median Wage: $71,550)
  6. Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents   (Median Wage: $54,890)
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