There are schools offering accounting degrees in Georgia!
Schools Offering Accounting Programs in Georgia
The top-ranked school in Georgia with a accounting program is University of Georgia, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. 253 students graduated with a degree in accounting from University of Georgia in 2010. Tuition at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.
Georgia State University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a accounting program. It is located in Atlanta. In 2010, 322 students graduated from Georgia State University accounting program. Georgia State University charged in-state students $8,698 in tuition fees per year.
The third-ranked school in Georgia that has a accounting program is Mercer University. Mercer University, which was ranked 34th in the country in 2010, is located in Macon. In 2010, Mercer University graduated 6 students from its accounting programs. Mercer University charged in-state students $30,560 in tuition fees per year.
If you choose to attend a Georgia accounting school, average tuition will be $7,504 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,863 per year to $30,560 per year. The Georgia accounting schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
- Oglethorpe University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $27,950 per year
- Berry College - located in Mount Berry, students are charged $24,620 per year
The accounting schools in Georgia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
- Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
- Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year
An accounting degree from a Georgia school... what next?
A large number of Georgia accounting graduates become accountants. Georgia had 29,500 accountants in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Georgia accountants:
- Barrow County - 21,680 accountants
- Burke County - 1,420 accountants
- Bryan County - 1,010 accountants
The government projects that the number of accountants in Georgia will grow by 18%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 42,970 accountants working in Georgia.
An accountant in Georgia makes an average of $70,410 per year. However, Georgia accountants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $29,270 per year to more than $114,510 per year in 2010. On average an accountant earns the most in the following Georgia counties:
- Barrow County - $72,410 per year
- Burke County - $69,890 per year
- Houston County - $69,320 per year
The Georgia counties with the lowest average salary for accountants are:
- Bulloch County - $53,520 per year
- Liberty County - $57,800 per year
- Clarke County - $58,330 per year
For more data regarding a career in accounting in Georgia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic accounting or business administration, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Accounting in Georgia
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in Georgia
- Master's Degree in Accounting in Georgia
- Doctoral Degree in Accounting in Georgia
- Certificate in Accounting in Georgia
Curious what studying Accounting gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks||49,300||$34,360||2.2%|
|Accountants and Auditors||29,500||$70,410||19.3%|
|Billing and Posting Clerks||14,760||$32,540||-2.0%|
|Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks||5,290||$35,690||-11.7%|
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