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Accounting Schools in Massachusetts

2,302 Accounting students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Accounting is the 4th most popular major out of a total 28 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,189
Master’s Degree 797
Associate’s Degree 163
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 112
Post-Master’s Certificate 38
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 38
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 3
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 3

Gender Distribution

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

Accounting Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 8.6%
  • Black or African American: 5.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.4%
  • White: 59.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 12.8%
  • Other Races: 5.4%
Accounting Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in Massachusetts

146,150 people in the state and 4,307,910 in the nation are employed in jobs related to accounting.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Accounting Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, accounting grads earn an average of $81,460. Nationwide, they make an average of $78,820.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 51 colleges in Massachusetts that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

334 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
5,460 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 0.90% which is lower than average. 66% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years.

327 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 79%. 91% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#3

Boston College

Chestnut Hill
177 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
14,720 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. 65% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.04 years.

173 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
7,186 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. In their early career, Suffolk grads earn an average salary of $42,300. The average student takes 4.28 years to complete their degree at Suffolk.

131 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
10,990 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $36,400 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.55 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,765.

121 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
21,627 Total Students

74% of the teachers are full time. 77% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate of 2.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

119 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
8,513 Total Students

A typical student attending UMass Dartmouth will pay a net price of $19,516. 93% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

83 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
8,338 Total Students

In their early career, Salem State grads earn an average salary of $36,200. The average student takes 4.59 years to complete their degree at Salem State. A typical student attending Salem State will pay a net price of $19,265.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
3,780 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $29,941. The student loan default rate is 3.30% which is lower than average.

#10

Stonehill College

Easton
55 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
2,556 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $34,380. The student loan default rate is 1.70% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.04 years.

Accounting Careers in MA

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Financial Managers 17% $130,180
Statistical Assistants 9% $60,060
Tax Preparers 9% $59,920
Accountants and Auditors 8% $74,890
Budget Analysts 8% $83,240
Financial Analysts 7% $87,060
Financial Examiners 6% $93,720
Credit Analysts 4% $76,220
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks -3% $46,180
Brokerage Clerks -5% $55,700

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Business Administration & Management 11,566
Business & Commerce 2,868
Finance & Financial Management 2,091
Management Sciences & Methods 1,851
Marketing 1,736
International Business 1,001
Hospitality Management 504
Other Business & Marketing 333

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