2023 Accounting Students
There are about 243,385 students enrolled in Accounting in the USA.
Not Very Diverse
Compared to national avg.
Vs. National Avg.
College is an extremely poignant period of one's life; it's a chance for individual growth and evolution. Students begin to ascertain what they want to pursue and learn many of the rudimentary skills to be a halcyon member of society. But learning goes beyond a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the nugget of wisdom received from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different point of view. Therefore, finding a diverse college vastly improves what you gain from your time at university.
Accounting is a slightly more ethnically diverse focus than average*. 59% of the United States' Accounting majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(16%), asian students (11%), and latino students (10%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
Additionally, Accounting is pretty highly diverse when it comes to sex, with half of students majoring in Accounting identifying as women. University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.
Another important type of diversity is financial diversity. Sadly, Accounting ranks in the bottom 18% of majors economic diversity. 34% of its majors come from high income households, 15% are from middle income families, and 22% grew up in low income families. The University of Texas at Dallas is the most socioeconomically diverse institution in the top 100.
Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Accounting. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the West Coast Conference is the most diverse conference.
* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white
Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
Under 30k: 22%
30k - 48k: 14%
48k - 75k: 15%
75k - 110k: 15%
Over 110k: 34%
In State: 66%
Out of State: 28%