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Accounting Schools in West Virginia

In 2018-2019, 563 students earned their Accounting degrees in WV.

As a degree choice, Accounting is the 3rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors in West Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 334
Associate’s Degree 96
Master’s Degree 75
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 31
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 26
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 26
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Accounting Majors in WV Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.5%
  • Black or African American: 6.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.1%
  • White: 79.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.4%
  • Other Races: 3.7%
Accounting Majors in WV Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Accounting Grads in West Virginia

16,290 people in the state and 4,307,910 in the nation are employed in jobs related to accounting.

Accounting Jobs Nationwide vs. WV

Wages for Accounting Jobs in West Virginia

Accounting grads earn an average of $61,140 in the state and $78,820 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 27 colleges in West Virginia that offer accounting degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

156 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
26,839 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.00%. A typical student attending WVU will pay a net price of $12,539. The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at WVU.

148 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
45,249 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $43,800 a year. 97% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.

#3

Marshall University

Huntington
62 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,852 Total Students

In their early career, Marshall University grads earn an average salary of $28,500. Most students complete their degree in 4.51 years. A typical student attending Marshall University will pay a net price of $8,894.

#4

Martinsburg College

Martinsburg
26 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,435 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 45 to 1. 50% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 15% of students receive it.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
3,803 Total Students

92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.63 years to complete their degree at Fairmont State.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
2,718 Total Students

In their early career, UC grads earn an average salary of $32,500. An average student at UC will pay a net price of $20,608. The 8.10% student loan default rate is lower than average.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
1,226 Total Students

53% of the teachers are full time. 100% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.25 years to graduate.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,532 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 43% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,644.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
567 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,068. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.40%. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,768 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 43% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 84% get financial aid. A typical student attending MCTC will pay a net price of $7,828.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,776 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 57% are considered full time. A typical student attending BridgeValley Community & Technical College will pay a net price of $8,181.

Accounting Careers in WV

Some of the careers accounting majors go into include:

Job Title WV Job Growth WV Median Salary
Financial Examiners 17% $61,760
Statistical Assistants 17% $43,240
Financial Managers 15% $90,830
Brokerage Clerks 12% $40,360
Accountants and Auditors 6% $62,670
Financial Analysts 5% $69,190
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 5% $41,370
Budget Analysts 4% $63,730
Tax Preparers 4% $29,240
Credit Analysts 0% $59,420
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks -3% $35,170
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks -4% $32,550

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

Major Annual Graduates in WV
Business Administration & Management 4,140
Business & Commerce 730
Marketing 254
Finance & Financial Management 208
Other Business & Marketing 119
Hospitality Management 94
Management Information Systems 86
Human Resource Management 73

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