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2021 Best Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region

16 Colleges
$51,939 Avg Salary
$30,568 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Accounting Graduate Certificate School for You

In 2018-2019, 105,123 accounting students received a degree or certificate, making the major the #2 most popular in the country.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for business students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Business Degree Central has developed this Best Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. This report analyzed 16 schools in the Southeast Region to see which ones offered the best graduate certificate programs for business students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region

Check out the accounting graduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools

#1

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

Our 2021 rankings named University of Miami the best school in the Southeast Region for accounting students working on their graduate certificate. U Miami is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Coral Gables.

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#2

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend George Mason University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.

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#3

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Auburn University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. Auburn is a fairly large public school located in the city of Auburn.

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#4

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Louisville. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the large city of Louisville, U of L is a public school with a very large student population.

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#5

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Lipscomb University is a great place for accounting students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the large city of Nashville, Lipscomb is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Accounting majors at Lipscomb take out an average of $16,667 in student loans while working on their Graduate Certificate.

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Virginia Commonwealth University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. VCU is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Richmond.

On average, accounting graduates from VCU take out $20,124 in student loans while working on their Graduate Certificate. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $195, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Brenau University

Gainesville, GA

Brenau University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate accounting programs. Brenau is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Gainesville.

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#8

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

Mississippi College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for accounting students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the suburb of Clinton, MC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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DeVry University - Florida ranked #9 on this year’s Best Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. DeVry University - Florida is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Miramar.

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#10

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

Georgia Southern University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. GaSou is a fairly large public school located in the town of Statesboro.

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Best Accounting Colleges by State

Explore the best accounting schools for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Florida 6,275
West Virginia 563
Alabama 1,534
Georgia 3,509
Louisiana 1,412
Kentucky 844
Tennessee 1,322
South Carolina 1,174
Virginia 2,296
Arkansas 653
North Carolina 3,720
Mississippi 1,062

Accounting is one of 21 different types of business programs to choose from.

Accounting Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Accounting 79,652
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 20,239
Accounting and Finance 2,451
Accounting and Business/Management 1,853
Other Accounting and Related Services 749
Auditing 179

Majors Similar to Accounting

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241
Human Resource Management 26,823

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 15 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Pixabay.

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