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Undergraduate Certificates in Accounting

4,885 Yearly Graduations
$25,450 Median Salary
$12,225 Median Debt
There are 604 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in accounting. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 43% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.2% of accounting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,885 undergraduate certificates were awarded to accounting majors. This earns it the #2 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in accounting at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 53,997
Master’s Degree 20,770
Associate’s Degree 12,300
Basic Certificate 12,037
Undergraduate Certificate 4,885
Graduate Certificate 1,089
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of Accounting Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in accounting is $25,450. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $19,200 to a high of $25,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in accounting is $12,225. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $13,389 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,507.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $127.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in accounting. About 74.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,224
Women 3,661
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Accounting

The racial-ethnic distribution of accounting undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 448
Black or African American 483
Hispanic or Latino 950
White 2,513
International Students 107
Other Races/Ethnicities 384
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 604 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
156 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for accounting students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Central New Mexico Community College. Each year, around 23,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 156 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at CNM. Of these students, 74% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
154 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Ivy Tech Community College. Each year, around 72,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 154 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Ivy Tech Community College. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#3

Richland College

Dallas, Texas
123 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Richland College. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 123 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Richland College. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 65% were women.

99 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cuyahoga Community College District is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Roughly 23,400 attend the school each year. The accounting program at Cuyahoga Community College District awarded 99 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 70% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Metropolitan Learning Institute

Rego Park, New York
86 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan Learning Institute comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in accounting. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from MLI. About 81% of this group were women, and 94% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Mountain View College

Dallas, Texas
71 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Mountain View College. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from Mountain View College. Of these students, 66% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
69 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Delgado Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Delgado Community College. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#8

Kauai Community College

Lihue, Hawaii
67 Yearly Graduations
79% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Kauai Community College. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Kauai CC. About 79% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Brookhaven College

Farmers Branch, Texas
64 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brookhaven College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Roughly 13,700 attend the school each year. The accounting program at Brookhaven College awarded 64 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 70% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Ventura College

Ventura, California
63 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ventura College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from Ventura College. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 65% were women.

#11

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
61 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fox Valley Technical College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 11,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at FVTC. About 75% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
60 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SOWELA Technical Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from SOWELA. About 87% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

North Lake College

Irving, Texas
59 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is North Lake College. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The accounting program at North Lake College awarded 59 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#13

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
59 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 15,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

The accounting program at Madison Area Technical College awarded 59 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 69% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
58 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in accounting. Each year, around 27,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from Portland Community College. Of these students, 71% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

50 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Austin Community College District is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Roughly 40,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Austin Community College District. Of these students, 78% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
50 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Each year, around 8,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#18

Daemen College

Amherst, New York
49 Yearly Graduations
45% Women

Daemen College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,830 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,928 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Daemen College.

#19

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, Wisconsin
46 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at NWTC. Of these students, 72% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, Wisconsin
42 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at WITC. About 71% of this group were women, and 2% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Accounting Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Accounting Technology/Bookkeeping 3,319
General Accounting 1,399
Other Accounting 110
Accounting & Finance 49
Accounting Management 8

Below are some popular majors that are similar to accounting that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 6,490
Business Support & Assistance 4,663
Business & Commerce 2,017
Hospitality Management 1,014
Marketing 567

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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