Accounting in Alaska

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Schools Offering Accounting Programs in Alaska


Approximately 2.3% of graduates in of Alaska receive accounting degrees every year. That means an estimated 197 accountants graduate from Alaska's 6 accounting schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alaska that has a accounting program is University of Alaska Fairbanks. University of Alaska Fairbanks, which was ranked 41st in the country in 2010, is located in Fairbanks. 31 students graduated with a degree in accounting from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2010. Tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks was $5,358 per year.

University of Alaska Anchorage, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alaska that has a accounting program. It is located in Anchorage. 91 students graduated with degree in accounting from University of Alaska Anchorage in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,186 per year.

The third-ranked school in Alaska that has a accounting program is Alaska Pacific University. Alaska Pacific University, which was ranked 73rd in the country in 2010, is located in Anchorage. In 2010, Alaska Pacific University graduated 4 students from its accounting programs. Alaska Pacific University charged in-state students $26,360 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Alaska's accounting schools ranges from $26,360 per year to $2,920 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,451 per year. In 2010, the accounting schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Alaska were:

  1. Alaska Pacific University - located in Anchorage, students are charged $26,360 per year
  2. Charter College - located in Anchorage, students are charged $17,750 per year
  3. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year

The following Alaska accounting schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Ilisagvik College - located in Barrow, students are charged $2,920 per year
  2. University of Alaska Southeast - located in Juneau, students are charged $5,130 per year
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

An accounting degree from an Alaska school... what next?

Most people who graduate from accounting school in Alaska go on to work as an accountant. If you decide to work as an accountant in Alaska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,400 Alaska accountants as of 2010. In Alaska, the largest numbers of accountants work in the following counties:

  1. Anchorage County - 1,240 accountants
  2. Haines County - 520 accountants
  3. Aleutians East County - 310 accountants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,090 accountants will be working in Alaska state. This would require the number of accountants to shrink by 0%.

Salary

On average, an accountant earns a salary of $66,710 per year in Alaska state. In 2010, however, some Alaska accountants earned as little as less than $38,720 per year or as much as more than $113,710 per year. The following counties in Alaska have the highest average salaries for accountants:

  1. Aleutians East County - $68,670 per year
  2. Anchorage County - $68,250 per year
  3. Fairbanks North Star County - $66,220 per year

On average, accountants earns the least in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Haines County - $60,570 per year
  2. Fairbanks North Star County - $66,220 per year
  3. Anchorage County - $68,250 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alaska statistics regarding a career in accounting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as forensic accounting or business administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Accounting in Alaska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in Alaska
  • Certificate in Accounting in Alaska

Want to study at your own time and pace?

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,720 miles from location University of Alaska Southeast Juneau AK 17.0398 n/a 3,260
7,928 miles from location Charter College Anchorage AK 15.1354 n/a 1,132
7,928 miles from location Alaska Pacific University Anchorage AK 26.7206 83% 781
7,412 miles from location Ilisagvik College Barrow AK 20.5203 n/a 226
 

Curious what studying Accounting gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks + 4,350 $40,450 -11.6%
2
Accountants and Auditors + 2,400 $66,710 61.1%
3
Billing and Posting Clerks + 1,230 $39,470 20.6%
4
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks + 810 $40,910 32.8%
5
Budget Analysts + 290 $65,280 38.1%
6
Tax Preparers + 210 $50,010 31.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are accounting related jobs in Alaska