Accounting in Arizona

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Schools Offering Accounting Programs in Arizona

Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Arizona receive accounting degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,209 accountants graduate from Arizona's 35 accounting schools.

Top Schools

Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a accounting program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 67 students graduated from Northern Arizona University's accounting program. The tuition rate at Northern Arizona University was $7,672 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona with a accounting program is Prescott College, which is located in Prescott. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. 0 students graduated with degree in accounting from Prescott College in 2010. Tuition at Prescott College was $26,235 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona that has a accounting program is University of Phoenix-Online Campus. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which was ranked 49th in the country in 2010, is located in Phoenix. In 2010, University of Phoenix-Online Campus graduated 57 students from its accounting programs. Tuition at University of Phoenix-Online Campus was $11,520 per year.


If you choose to attend a Arizona accounting school, average tuition will be $5,884 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,412 per year to $26,235 per year. The Arizona accounting schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  2. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year
  3. Everest College-Phoenix - located in Phoenix, students are charged $15,024 per year

The accounting schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year

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

A large number of Arizona accounting graduates become accountants. In 2010, there were 21,230 accountants working in Arizona. In Arizona, the largest numbers of accountants work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 16,540 accountants
  2. Pima County - 2,970 accountants
  3. Cochise County - 340 accountants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 32,250 accountants will be working in Arizona state. This would require the number of accountants to grow by 13%.


On average, accountants earn $60,310 per year. However, Arizona accountants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $24,190 per year to more than $115,470 per year in 2010. An accountant in the following Arizona counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Pima County - $68,080 per year
  2. Cochise County - $63,140 per year
  3. Maricopa County - $59,380 per year

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

  1. Apache County - $46,330 per year
  2. Coconino County - $53,150 per year
  3. Mohave County - $55,160 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arizona 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 Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Accounting in Arizona
  • Certificate in Accounting in Arizona

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,486 miles from location University of Phoenix-Online Campus Phoenix AZ 50.5302 n/a 291,070
7,481 miles from location Arizona State University Tempe AZ 43.2134 40% 68,064
7,443 miles from location University of Arizona Tucson AZ 39.7951 36% 38,767
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,491 miles from location Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ 26.2344 38% 34,205
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,439 miles from location Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ 67.3157 19% 23,597
7,484 miles from location Rio Salado College Tempe AZ 21.6861 n/a 20,865
7,494 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale AZ 14.5633 n/a 20,154
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,476 miles from location Chandler/Gilbert Community College Chandler AZ 10.7366 n/a 11,058
7,477 miles from location Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale AZ 11.959 n/a 10,923
7,482 miles from location Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix AZ 11.9265 n/a 9,951
7,493 miles from location Yavapai College Prescott AZ 14.9939 n/a 8,276
7,642 miles from location Arizona Western College Yuma AZ 15.3094 n/a 7,984
7,484 miles from location GateWay Community College Phoenix AZ 13.1689 n/a 7,863
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,503 miles from location Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale AZ 11.7243 n/a 7,202
7,473 miles from location Central Arizona College Coolidge AZ 21.3758 n/a 6,795
7,568 miles from location Mohave Community College Kingman AZ 10.6222 n/a 6,702
7,484 miles from location University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus Phoenix AZ 8.96636 n/a 5,531
7,488 miles from location South Mountain Community College Phoenix AZ 9.12971 n/a 5,444
7,489 miles from location Everest College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 25.6963 100% 4,688
7,359 miles from location Northland Pioneer College Holbrook AZ 8.71041 n/a 4,636
7,439 miles from location Coconino County Community College Flagstaff AZ 7.48753 n/a 3,981
7,489 miles from location Western International University Phoenix AZ 4.54356 n/a 2,927
7,439 miles from location University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus Tucson AZ 9.04499 n/a 2,170
7,489 miles from location DeVry University-Arizona Phoenix AZ 20.3958 82% 2,016
7,492 miles from location Brookline College Phoenix AZ 18.1688 n/a 1,313
7,489 miles from location Ottawa University-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 2.73172 n/a 1,127
7,494 miles from location Prescott College Prescott AZ 55.3338 26% 1,119
7,488 miles from location Maricopa Skill Center Phoenix AZ 31.6094 n/a 941
7,470 miles from location Everest College-Mesa Mesa AZ 12.1415 89% 628
7,439 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Tucson Tucson AZ 15.5021 n/a 557
7,488 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ n/a n/a 216

Curious what studying Accounting gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks + 28,450 $35,960 -6.0%
Accountants and Auditors + 21,230 $60,310 -1.3%
Billing and Posting Clerks + 8,740 $34,560 2.8%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks + 3,690 $36,100 -29.4%
Tax Preparers + 1,030 $43,760 2.0%
Budget Analysts + 890 $65,920 -42.2%

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