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Accounting Schools in Washington

In 2018-2019, 2,573 students earned their Accounting degrees in WA.

An Accounting major is the 2nd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,075
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 629
Associate’s Degree 381
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 286
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 286
Master’s Degree 188
Post-Master’s Certificate 14
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 14

Gender Distribution

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

Accounting Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 13.4%
  • Black or African American: 2.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.3%
  • White: 53.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.9%
  • Other Races: 13.0%
Accounting Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in Washington

There are 94,390 people in the state and 4,307,910 people in the nation working in accounting jobs.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Accounting Jobs in Washington

A typical salary for a accounting grad in the state is $76,210, compared to a typical salary of $78,820 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 50 colleges in Washington that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

220 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,478 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,768. In their early career, Wazzu grads earn an average salary of $40,600. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it.

185 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,400 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.80%. 79% of the teachers are full time.

155 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,242 Total Students

A typical student attending Tacoma Community College will pay a net price of $5,722. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 44% get financial aid.

139 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
12,342 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.58 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,900 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it.

133 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,263 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 59% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,700 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 30% are considered full time.

#6

Bellevue College

Bellevue
116 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,226 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $7,021. 99% of the teachers are full time. 41% of students get financical aid.

115 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,970 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $44,900 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.45 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time.

114 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,563 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average. In their early career, Gonzaga grads earn an average salary of $47,100. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

109 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,633 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 73% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 5.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

109 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,354 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $44,900 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.22 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.80%.

Accounting Careers in WA

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Financial Managers 24% $123,430
Financial Analysts 22% $80,300
Accountants and Auditors 18% $70,600
Credit Analysts 12% $71,420
Statistical Assistants 11% $62,160
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 11% $50,570
Budget Analysts 10% $73,020
Financial Examiners 10% $85,590
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 7% $44,450
Tax Preparers 7% $31,130
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 2% $62,070

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Business Administration & Management 5,067
Business & Commerce 2,458
Marketing 1,067
Finance & Financial Management 885
Business Support & Assistance 744
Entrepreneurial Studies 314
Hospitality Management 300
Management Information Systems 244

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