Best Colleges for Accounting



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If you think life as a senior internal auditor, senior tax accountant, or certified public accountant sounds interesting, then a degree in accounting may just be for you. You could even become the person in charge of all the money!


Accounting is the 10th most popular degree in America, with 51,697 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #11 Teacher Education and Professional Development, and narrowly lost to #9 Communication and Media Studies

The degree is offered at a total of 1,134 colleges across the nation, and is the 11th most widely offered degree. Given that accounting is offered at 29% of the Top 100 Best Collegesin America, you can be sure this is a critical degree and the skillsets acquired are likely to last for a long time.

It is also worth noting that 49% of colleges offering accounting are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The southeast produces the most accounting graduates, largely led by The University of Alabama, while it’s the Southeastern Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, Texas ranks highest, with particular help from University of Houstonand Texas A & M University-College Station.

All that being said, no individual school produces more accounting graduates than Arizona Western College, which graduated 651 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study accounting). More students studied accounting as a percentage of total students at Stevens-Henager Collegethan any other college.

Good luck on your college search and we hope you enjoy Authoirty's 2021 official Best Colleges for Accounting list. Some of our picks may surprise you!