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Accounting Schools in California

7,526 students earned Accounting degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Accounting is the 3rd most popular major out of a total 28 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in California

Accounting majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 2,585
Associate’s Degree 1,677
Bachelor’s Degree 1,509
Master’s Degree 1,166
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 484
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 484
Post-Master’s Certificate 105
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 105

Gender Distribution

In California, a accounting major is more popular with women than with men.

Accounting Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of accounting majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 21.4%
  • Black or African American: 3.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 30.4%
  • White: 27.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.3%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
Accounting Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in California

There are 528,970 people in the state and 4,307,910 people in the nation working in accounting jobs.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Accounting Jobs in California

Accounting grads earn an average of $84,430 in the state and $78,820 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 186 colleges in California that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park
629 Degrees in Major Awarded
36,885 Total Students

30 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,800 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,748.

#2

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita
304 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,089 Total Students

A typical student attending College of the Canyons will pay a net price of $4,662. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 30% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1.

299 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
39,910 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. The 3.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. 87% of students get financical aid.

291 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
48,321 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.60% which is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $30,453. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $53,800 a year.

#5

Ashford University

San Diego
239 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
32,620 Total Students

91% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $28,500 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 8% are considered full time.

199 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,812 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 42% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $2,421.

180 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,940 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.57 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $18,774. The student loan default rate is 6.80% which is lower than average.

#8

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana
174 Degrees in Major Awarded
27,052 Total Students

A typical student attending SAC will pay a net price of $4,474. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid. The 7.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

173 Degrees in Major Awarded
29,799 Total Students

71% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending Mt. SAC will pay a net price of $2,570. In their early career, Mt. SAC grads earn an average salary of $25,900.

#10

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara
159 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
8,669 Total Students

76% of students get financical aid. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 0.70% which is lower than average.

Accounting Careers in CA

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Financial Managers 22% $139,240
Financial Analysts 14% $95,680
Financial Examiners 14% $96,750
Accountants and Auditors 11% $75,690
Budget Analysts 10% $86,730
Tax Preparers 9% $52,020
Credit Analysts 9% $79,210
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1% $50,900
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 0% $46,340
Brokerage Clerks 0% $57,120

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to accounting.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Business Administration & Management 64,132
Business Support & Assistance 3,146
Business & Commerce 2,559
Management Sciences & Methods 1,772
Managerial Economics 1,701
Human Resource Management 1,568
Finance & Financial Management 1,504
Marketing 1,358

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