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Accounting Schools in Virginia

2,296 students earned Accounting degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Accounting is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 23 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,270
Master’s Degree 541
Associate’s Degree 173
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 154
Post-Master’s Certificate 86
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 86
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 72
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 72

Gender Distribution

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

Accounting Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 10.9%
  • Black or African American: 12.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.4%
  • White: 51.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.7%
  • Other Races: 10.9%
Accounting Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in Virginia

There are 124,510 people in the state and 4,307,910 people in the nation working in accounting jobs.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Accounting Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a accounting grad in the state is $53,870, compared to a typical salary of $78,820 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 55 colleges in Virginia that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg
466 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
79,152 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.00%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 39% are considered full time.

378 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

76% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. 52% of the teachers are full time.

#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg
236 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
34,683 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years. The full-time teacher rate is 98%. In their early career, Virginia Tech grads earn an average salary of $48,000.

#4

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
168 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,751 Total Students

A typical student attending JMU will pay a net price of $21,281. The student loan default rate of 2.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 80% of the teachers are full time.

121 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
24,176 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. A typical student attending Old Dominion will pay a net price of $15,680. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time.

98 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,941 Total Students

A typical student attending Tidewater Community College will pay a net price of $8,105. 74% of students get financical aid. 28% of the teachers are full time.

95 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

In their early career, VCU grads earn an average salary of $34,400. The student loan default rate is 4.10% which is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $21,313.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
50,929 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. 30% of the teachers are full time.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
8,817 Total Students

The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at William & Mary. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. 57% of students get financical aid.

80 Degrees in Major Awarded
11% Graduation Rate
5,520 Total Students

An average student at Strayer University - Virginia will pay a net price of $25,512. The student to faculty ratio is 36 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,100 a year.

Accounting Careers in VA

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Financial Managers 21% $147,710
Financial Examiners 18% $72,230
Tax Preparers 17% $27,690
Accountants and Auditors 14% $76,490
Brokerage Clerks 13% $47,210
Budget Analysts 12% $89,710
Credit Analysts 10% $80,380
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 5% $47,440
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1% $41,270
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 0% $45,930

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Business Administration & Management 11,863
Business & Commerce 1,742
Management Sciences & Methods 1,150
Marketing 935
Finance & Financial Management 891
Human Resource Management 497
Management Information Systems 482
Hospitality Management 450

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