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Associate’s Degree in Accounting

12,300 Yearly Graduations
$30,300 Median Salary
$22,308 Median Debt
There are 944 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in accounting. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 42% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 3.2% of accounting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors

In 2018-2019, 12,300 associate's degree were awarded to accounting majors. This makes it the 3rd most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in accounting at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 53,997
Master’s Degree 20,770
Associate’s Degree 12,300
Basic Certificate 12,037
Undergraduate Certificate 4,885
Graduate Certificate 1,089
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of Accounting Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in accounting is $30,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $26,625 and the high is $34,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in accounting is $22,308. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $26,726 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $16,168.

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The median monthly payment of a accounting graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $232.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in accounting. About 71.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,455
Women 8,845
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Accounting

The racial-ethnic distribution of accounting associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,163
Black or African American 1,250
Hispanic or Latino 2,286
White 6,254
International Students 390
Other Races/Ethnicities 957
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Associate's Degree Students

There are 944 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in accounting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

410 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for accounting majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 103,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

The accounting program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 410 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#2

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
221 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southern New Hampshire University. Roughly 90,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 221 associate's degree were handed out to accounting majors at SNHU. About 78% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
210 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY LaGuardia Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in accounting. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 210 associate's degree were handed out to accounting majors at LaGuardia. Around 78% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
198 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in accounting. Roughly 75,400 attend the school each year. The accounting program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 198 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 73% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

181 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in accounting. Each year, around 26,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The accounting program at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College awarded 181 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 83% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

159 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in accounting. Roughly 25,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,710 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 159 associate's degree were handed out to accounting majors at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#7

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, California
157 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Canyons comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in accounting. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 157 associate's degree were handed out to accounting majors at College of the Canyons. Of these students, 49% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

130 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY Kingsborough Community College. Roughly 15,000 attend the school each year. The accounting program at CUNY Kingsborough Community College awarded 130 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

112 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Suffolk County Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in accounting. Each year, around 26,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The accounting program at Suffolk County Community College awarded 112 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#10

Manchester Community College

Manchester, Connecticut
94 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Manchester Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in accounting. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 people received their associate's degree in accounting from Manchester Community College. Of these students, 46% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
92 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in accounting. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

The accounting program at Kaplan University-Indianapolis awarded 92 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 80% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Blinn College

Brenham, Texas
84 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Blinn College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in accounting. Roughly 19,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 associate's degree were handed out to accounting majors at Blinn College. Of these students, 50% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Sierra College

Rocklin, California
79 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sierra College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in accounting. Each year, around 18,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 associate's degree were handed out to accounting majors at Sierra College. About 71% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Nassau Community College

Garden City, New York
78 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nassau Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in accounting. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 78 associate's degree were handed out to accounting majors at Nassau Community College. Of these students, 51% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton, California
77 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Delta College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in accounting. Each year, around 17,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 people received their associate's degree in accounting from Delta. Of these students, 62% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Long Island Business Institute

Flushing, New York
74 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Long Island Business Institute. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The accounting program at Long Island Business Institute awarded 74 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 78% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
71 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in accounting. Each year, around 28,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The accounting program at Portland Community College awarded 71 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 73% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

68 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Queensborough Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in accounting. Each year, around 15,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 people received their associate's degree in accounting from QCC. About 56% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Essex County College

Newark, New Jersey
68 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Essex County College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in accounting. Each year, around 8,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 people received their associate's degree in accounting from Essex. About 71% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
64 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oakland Community College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in accounting. Roughly 17,100 attend the school each year. The accounting program at Oakland Community College awarded 64 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 70% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Accounting Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Accounting Technology/Bookkeeping 7,118
General Accounting 4,727
Accounting Management 227
Other Accounting 149
Accounting & Finance 79

Below are some popular majors that are similar to accounting that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 60,528
Business & Commerce 17,723
Business Support & Assistance 4,111
Hospitality Management 2,905
Specialized Sales 1,565

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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