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Doctor’s Degree in Accounting

45 Yearly Graduations
$61,800 Median Salary
$20,500 Median Debt
There are 22 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in accounting. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 27% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 28.9% of accounting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 students earned their doctor's degree in accounting. This makes it the 10th most popular doctor'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 Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in accounting is $61,800. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $61,800 to a high of $61,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in accounting is $20,500. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $20,500 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,500.

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The median monthly payment of a accounting graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $239.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degree in accounting. About 62.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 28
Women 17
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Accounting

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 20
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 2
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Doctor's Degree Students

There are 22 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in accounting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for accounting students seekinga doctor's degree is Capella University. Roughly 36,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

The accounting program at Capella University awarded 6 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The University of Texas at Austin. Each year, around 51,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degree were handed out to accounting majors at UT Austin. Of these students, 20% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The University of Texas at San Antonio. Each year, around 30,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,771 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in accounting from UTSA.

4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in accounting. Roughly 30,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,132 per year.

The accounting program at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College awarded 4 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#3

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations

Carnegie Mellon University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in accounting. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in accounting from Carnegie Mellon.

#3

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwestern University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in accounting. Each year, around 22,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

The accounting program at Northwestern University awarded 4 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

New York University

New York, New York
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

New York University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in accounting. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

The accounting program at New York University awarded 3 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#7

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Pennsylvania. Each year, around 25,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degree were handed out to accounting majors at UPenn. About 33% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
2 Yearly Graduations

Georgia State University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in accounting. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,158 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,164 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degree were handed out to accounting majors at Georgia State.

#9

Anderson University Indiana

Anderson, Indiana
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Anderson University Indiana is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in accounting. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,700 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,808 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degree were handed out to accounting majors at Anderson University Indiana.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in accounting. Each year, around 59,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in accounting from Ohio State. Of these students, 50% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Mississippi comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in accounting. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,718 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,718 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in accounting from Ole Miss. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
2 Yearly Graduations

University of Missouri - Columbia is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in accounting. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in accounting from Mizzou.

#14

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations

Michigan State University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in accounting. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degree were handed out to accounting majors at Michigan State.

#14

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Oregon is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in accounting. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

The accounting program at University of Oregon awarded 1 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

Accounting Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Accounting 41
Other Accounting 4

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 2,604
Human Resource Management 317
Business & Commerce 258
Management Sciences & Methods 102
Finance & Financial Management 67

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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