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Accounting Schools in New York

8,741 Accounting students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Accounting is the 2nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,859
Master’s Degree 2,192
Associate’s Degree 1,460
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 201
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 201
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 22
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

Accounting Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 18.7%
  • Black or African American: 7.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.9%
  • White: 42.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 12.5%
  • Other Races: 4.3%
Accounting Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in New York

There are 363,150 people in the state and 4,307,910 people in the nation working in accounting jobs.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Accounting Jobs in New York

Accounting grads earn an average of $78,540 in the state and $78,820 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 135 colleges in New York that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Baruch College

New York
919 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
18,679 Total Students

78% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public school has an average net price of $2,981. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

#2

Queens College

Queens
542 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
19,923 Total Students

38% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, QC grads earn an average salary of $34,000. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.70%.

352 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
18,124 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,958. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $45,300 a year.

280 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
16,972 Total Students

89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $49,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years.

#5

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn
265 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
17,811 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $3,000. The full-time teacher rate is 39%. Graduates earn an average $33,400 after graduation.

250 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
21,718 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 43% are considered full time.

236 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
17,544 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,298. Most students complete their degree in 4.16 years. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

229 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
13,395 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at Pace University.

217 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
31,923 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.25 years. The full-time teacher rate is 64%. In their early career, University at Buffalo grads earn an average salary of $40,800.

#10

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City
210 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,555 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 84% of students get financical aid. 24 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Accounting Careers in NY

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Financial Managers 21% $194,820
Tax Preparers 17% $61,880
Accountants and Auditors 16% $83,250
Statistical Assistants 12% $53,120
Budget Analysts 12% $75,260
Financial Analysts 12% $107,160
Financial Examiners 10% $101,450
Credit Analysts 8% $102,620
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3% $47,190
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2% $44,150
Brokerage Clerks 2% $63,040
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 0% $64,610

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Business Administration & Management 23,875
Finance & Financial Management 3,355
Business & Commerce 2,602
Marketing 2,159
Management Sciences & Methods 1,986
Specialized Sales 1,881
Hospitality Management 1,792
Human Resource Management 1,500

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