Accounting and Finance

Students majoring in Accounting and Finance can be awarded a degree up to a Masters degree. On average, 50% percent of women and 50% percent of men make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Out of all the states in the US, New Hampshire is where degrees in Accounting and Finance are most commonly granted. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance is $52,800.

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See where Accounting and Finance is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Accounting and Finance degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Accounting and Finance

The top ranked institutions for Accounting and Finance majors include Bentley University, Bucknell University and Bridgewater State University with 100 students graduating with a degree in Accounting and Finance at Bentley University. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Accounting and Finance Majors

Majoring in Accounting and Finance, your education could lead you towards different careers. Accounting and Finance majors go on to find jobs including Accountants and Treasurers and Controllers which are in high demand. Some of the top paying jobs for Accounting and Finance majors include Treasurers and Controllers, Financial Analysts and Budget Analysts.

Top Paying Careers for Accounting and Finance

  1. Treasurers and Controllers   (Median Wage: $127,990)
  2. Financial Analysts   (Median Wage: $85,660)
  3. Budget Analysts   (Median Wage: $76,220)
  4. Accountants   (Median Wage: $70,500)

Most in Demand Careers for Accounting and Finance

  1. Accountants
  2. Treasurers and Controllers
  3. Financial Analysts
  4. Budget Analysts
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