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2023 Accounting Cost

There are about 243,385 students enrolled in Accounting in the USA.

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Accounting is the 100th most expensive degree in the nation, with a median cost of $39,046 among the top 50 programs.

The Far West has the most expensive schools with high quality accounting programs predominantly led by Claremont McKenna College with an annual cost of $56,190. District of Columbia is the most expensive state for accounting led by American University and George Washington University.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 71.57% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 38.1% less than the median private school. So make sure to take a look at public shools in your state ASAP.

The most costly option in the top 25 is University of Southern California, which is the 14th most expensive college in the US. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Brigham Young University-Provo. It costs just $5,790 per year, but it is ranked 59th for its accounting program. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable college, CUNY Queens College  is probably right for you, ranked #10 with an in-state cost of just $6,930. Another more affordable pick would be #1, CUNY Bernard M Baruch College in New York County, NY with a cost of $6,930 for in-state students and $14,880 for out-of-state students.

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