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Accounting Schools in New Jersey

In 2018-2019, 2,252 students earned their Accounting degrees in NJ.

An Accounting major is the 2nd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in New Jersey

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,473
Master’s Degree 528
Associate’s Degree 217
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 15
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 15
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 15
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

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

Accounting Majors in NJ Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of accounting majors in New Jersey is as follows:

  • Asian: 13.7%
  • Black or African American: 7.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 19.2%
  • White: 45.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.1%
  • Other Races: 7.1%
Accounting Majors in NJ Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in New Jersey

132,020 people in the state and 4,307,910 in the nation are employed in jobs related to accounting.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Accounting Jobs in New Jersey

In this state, accounting grads earn an average of $83,710. Nationwide, they make an average of $78,820.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 42 colleges in New Jersey that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

336 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
13,451 Total Students

The 3.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid.

155 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
21,115 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 4.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,900 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $19,949.

150 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
50,254 Total Students

The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at Rutgers New Brunswick. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 69% of students receive it. The 3.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

146 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
14,056 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 26% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.72 years to complete their degree at Kean.

#4

Rowan University

Glassboro
146 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
19,465 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Graduates earn an average $38,500 after graduation. The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at Rowan.

145 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
7,991 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. 95% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $33,400 after graduation.

#7

Seton Hall University

South Orange
135 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
10,162 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,903. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,800 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid.

#8

Rider University

Lawrenceville
123 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,824 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at Rider. The student loan default rate is 4.30% which is lower than average.

122 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
7,871 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. The average student takes 4.45 years to complete their degree at FDU. The student loan default rate of 7.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

95 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
10,198 Total Students

In their early career, William Paterson University grads earn an average salary of $34,700. The student loan default rate of 7.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it.

Accounting Careers in NJ

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Financial Managers 17% $157,490
Financial Examiners 9% $97,410
Statistical Assistants 8% $49,000
Accountants and Auditors 8% $81,190
Credit Analysts 8% $77,530
Tax Preparers 8% $46,460
Budget Analysts 7% $80,740
Financial Analysts 6% $94,070
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents -5% $72,410
Brokerage Clerks -9% $57,210

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

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Business Administration & Management 8,853
Finance & Financial Management 1,261
Human Resource Management 1,002
Marketing 746
Management Sciences & Methods 627
Business & Commerce 572
Hospitality Management 227
Management Information Systems 216

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