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Accounting Schools in North Carolina

3,720 students earned Accounting degrees in North Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Accounting is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 22 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,160
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1,147
Master’s Degree 808
Associate’s Degree 519
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 86
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 86

Gender Distribution

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

Accounting Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of accounting majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.3%
  • Black or African American: 13.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.0%
  • White: 62.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.1%
  • Other Races: 5.4%
Accounting Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in North Carolina

There are 124,370 people in the state and 4,307,910 people in the nation working in accounting jobs.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Accounting Jobs in North Carolina

In this state, accounting grads earn an average of $71,310. Nationwide, they make an average of $78,820.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 88 colleges in North Carolina that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

476 Degrees in Major Awarded
22,003 Total Students

In their early career, Wake Technical Community College grads earn an average salary of $27,500. Of all the students who attend this school, 54% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 45%.

275 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
36,304 Total Students

88% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.80%. A typical student attending NC State will pay a net price of $16,404.

242 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,615 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.10%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

235 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
29,877 Total Students

In their early career, UNC Chapel Hill grads earn an average salary of $41,000. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.70%. This public school has an average net price of $13,918.

165 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,280 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $14,018. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. It takes the average student 4.36 years to graduate.

#6

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem
140 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
8,495 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $51,100 after earning their degree at this institution. The 1.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time.

137 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,651 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,900 after earning their degree at this institution. It takes the average student 4.52 years to graduate. 78% of the teachers are full time.

119 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,021 Total Students

82% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 39%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $21,100 a year.

99 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,854 Total Students

87% of students get financical aid. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $21,200 a year.

92 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,196 Total Students

87% of students get financical aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%. Graduates earn an average $32,100 after graduation.

Accounting Careers in NC

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Financial Managers 24% $131,610
Financial Examiners 18% $62,410
Financial Analysts 16% $80,740
Brokerage Clerks 15% $50,360
Credit Analysts 14% $74,050
Tax Preparers 14% $33,240
Accountants and Auditors 14% $69,840
Statistical Assistants 12% $41,510
Budget Analysts 8% $69,740
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 4% $55,740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2% $38,550
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1% $41,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Business Administration & Management 15,140
Finance & Financial Management 1,296
Marketing 1,033
Management Sciences & Methods 718
Hospitality Management 464
Business & Commerce 437
Human Resource Management 295
Entrepreneurial Studies 218

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