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Accounting Schools in Iowa

1,338 students earned Accounting degrees in Iowa in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Accounting is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 23 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 809
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 144
Associate’s Degree 138
Master’s Degree 129
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 114
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 114
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

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

Accounting Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.5%
  • Black or African American: 3.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.8%
  • White: 75.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.1%
  • Other Races: 5.8%
Accounting Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in Iowa

There are 46,560 people in the state and 4,307,910 people in the nation working in accounting jobs.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Accounting Jobs in Iowa

In this state, accounting grads earn an average of $67,030. Nationwide, they make an average of $78,820.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 40 colleges in Iowa that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

174 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
33,372 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,140. Most students complete their degree in 4.46 years. The student loan default rate of 3.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#2

University of Iowa

Iowa City
163 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
31,240 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.50%. 84% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,200 a year.

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,279 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.40 years. Graduates earn an average $38,400 after graduation. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.10%.

94 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,477 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,244. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. The student loan default rate of 2.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

92 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,258 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $10,084. The full-time teacher rate is 99%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

72 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,976 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $7,992. 34% of the teachers are full time. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#7

Drake University

Des Moines
61 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
4,884 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.40%. The full-time teacher rate is 68%.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,237 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $29,600 after graduation. This public school has an average net price of $9,469.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
1,815 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 37% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree at BVU.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
2,968 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.17 years to graduate. In their early career, St. Ambrose University grads earn an average salary of $38,800.

Accounting Careers in IA

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Financial Managers 25% $100,280
Financial Examiners 21% $57,120
Credit Analysts 20% $62,150
Brokerage Clerks 18% $44,280
Financial Analysts 18% $73,710
Tax Preparers 16% $35,800
Accountants and Auditors 14% $61,440
Statistical Assistants 13% $52,880
Budget Analysts 3% $72,550
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2% $43,550
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1% $37,740
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents -4% $63,470

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Business Administration & Management 3,404
Finance & Financial Management 1,091
Marketing 953
Management Sciences & Methods 552
Human Resource Management 482
Business & Commerce 287
Hospitality Management 283
Entrepreneurial Studies 261

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