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Accounting Schools in Pennsylvania

4,279 Accounting students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

An Accounting major is the 3rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,075
Master’s Degree 718
Associate’s Degree 330
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 76
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 56
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 56
Post-Master’s Certificate 17
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 17
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7

Gender Distribution

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

Accounting Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.4%
  • Black or African American: 4.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.1%
  • White: 68.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 9.7%
  • Other Races: 5.2%
Accounting Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in Pennsylvania

There are 162,150 people in the state and 4,307,910 people in the nation working in accounting jobs.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Accounting Jobs in Pennsylvania

Accounting grads earn an average of $73,220 in the state and $78,820 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 114 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

553 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
91,427 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.24 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $30,996. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#2

Drexel University

Philadelphia
321 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,205 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $53,400 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 54%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $33,631.

#3

Temple University

Philadelphia
269 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
38,794 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.44 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $23,536.

209 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
32,686 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 76%. In their early career, Pitt grads earn an average salary of $39,500. The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#5

Villanova University

Villanova
187 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
10,848 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.05 years. This private school has an average net price of $40,134. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 64% of students receive it.

180 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
5,253 Total Students

An average student at University of Scranton will pay a net price of $35,313. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 66%.

130 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,669 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.90%. This public school has an average net price of $22,101. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate.

#8

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh
85 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
9,197 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.80% which is lower than average. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

#9

Robert Morris University

Moon Township
82 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
4,608 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
10,559 Total Students

The 7.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 66%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

Accounting Careers in PA

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Financial Managers 18% $138,980
Financial Analysts 13% $82,010
Statistical Assistants 11% $47,450
Tax Preparers 10% $35,610
Financial Examiners 9% $80,180
Accountants and Auditors 9% $67,480
Brokerage Clerks 7% $50,740
Budget Analysts 7% $70,610
Credit Analysts 6% $76,610
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1% $48,360
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks -2% $43,300
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks -3% $39,270

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Business Administration & Management 12,242
Finance & Financial Management 6,247
Marketing 2,687
Business & Commerce 2,580
Management Sciences & Methods 2,404
Human Resource Management 1,765
Insurance 746
Hospitality Management 721

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