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Accounting at American University

Every accounting school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the accounting program at American University stacks up to those at other schools.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 14,318 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 24 accounting majors received their bachelor's degree from The American University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Accounting section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Accounting Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting

The American University Accounting Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the accounting progam at The American University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The accounting major at The American University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Accounting. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools 23
Best Value Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools 49
Best Accounting Master’s Degree Schools 49
Most Popular Accounting Master’s Degree Schools 97
Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools 171
Best Value Accounting Master’s Degree Schools 247
Most Popular Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools 507
Most Focused Accounting Schools 767

In 2019, 62 students received their master’s degree in accounting from The American University. This makes it the #97 most popular school for accounting master’s degree candidates in the country.

Accounting Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the accounting majors at American University.

The American University Accounting Bachelor’s Program

67% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 24 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from The American University in 2018-2019, 33% were men and 67% were women.

The American University Gender Breakdown of Accounting Bachelor's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a bachelor's in accounting.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Majors at American University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 12
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

The American University Accounting Master’s Program

61% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 62 students who earned a master's degree in Accounting from The American University in 2018-2019, 39% were men and 61% were women.

The American University Gender Breakdown of Accounting Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in accounting.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Majors at American University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 17
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

The American University also has a doctoral program available in accounting. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Accounting Grads May Go Into

A degree in accounting can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Accountants and Auditors 10,590 $98,130
Budget Analysts 1,860 $100,510
Business Professors 640 $115,320
Financial Examiners 610 $157,860
Credit Analysts 250 $108,420

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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