Accounting in Georgia

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Schools Offering Accounting Programs in Georgia


Around 1.8% of Georgia's graduates graduate from accounting degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 4,392 accountants graduate from Georgia's 71 accounting schools.

Top Schools

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.

Cost

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:

  1. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  2. Oglethorpe University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $27,950 per year
  3. 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:

  1. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  3. 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:

  1. Barrow County - 21,680 accountants
  2. Burke County - 1,420 accountants
  3. Bryan County - 1,010 accountants

Projected Growth

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.

Salary

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:

  1. Barrow County - $72,410 per year
  2. Burke County - $69,890 per year
  3. Houston County - $69,320 per year

The Georgia counties with the lowest average salary for accountants are:

  1. Bulloch County - $53,520 per year
  2. Liberty County - $57,800 per year
  3. Clarke County - $58,330 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,896 miles from location Strayer University-Georgia Atlanta GA n/a n/a n/a
5,845 miles from location University of Georgia Athens GA 84.6189 51% 34,885
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,915 miles from location Kennesaw State University Kennesaw GA 60.8852 56% 22,389
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,704 miles from location South University-Savannah Savannah GA 17.3865 44% 13,179
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,943 miles from location University of West Georgia Carrollton GA 56.8754 57% 11,500
5,911 miles from location Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta GA 11.9416 n/a 11,391
5,930 miles from location Columbus State University Columbus GA 24.244 61% 8,178
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,948 miles from location West Georgia Technical College Waco GA 14.9188 n/a 7,313
5,765 miles from location Augusta State University Augusta GA 51.0634 68% 7,061
5,858 miles from location Central Georgia Technical College Macon GA 13.7605 n/a 6,950
5,885 miles from location Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville GA 13.6957 n/a 6,649
5,833 miles from location Georgia College & State University Milledgeville GA 63.1655 48% 6,633
0 miles from location Clayton State University Morrow GA 21.8026 53% 6,587
5,949 miles from location Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome GA 15.91 n/a 5,994
5,884 miles from location Darton College Albany GA 11.5575 n/a 5,854
5,896 miles from location DeVry University-Georgia Decatur GA 18.0507 88% 5,808
5,941 miles from location Dalton State College Dalton GA 15.0432 n/a 5,722
5,882 miles from location North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega GA 27.7495 53% 5,652
5,704 miles from location Savannah Technical College Savannah GA 13.7948 n/a 5,483
5,951 miles from location Georgia Highlands College Rome GA 15.0481 100% 5,219
5,895 miles from location Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin GA 18.387 n/a 5,185
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,766 miles from location Augusta Technical College Augusta GA 18.8263 n/a 5,028
5,894 miles from location Dekalb Technical College Clarkston GA 14.4911 n/a 4,742
5,903 miles from location Atlanta Technical College Atlanta GA 12.0104 n/a 4,740
5,880 miles from location Albany State University Albany GA 26.6919 38% 4,473
5,932 miles from location Columbus Technical College Columbus GA 11.0556 n/a 4,172
5,874 miles from location Lanier Technical College Oakwood GA 15.9689 n/a 4,115
5,882 miles from location Albany Technical College Albany GA 19.8403 n/a 3,962
5,904 miles from location Clark Atlanta University Atlanta GA 22.0674 18% 3,873
5,701 miles from location Savannah State University Savannah GA 17.8643 n/a 3,820
5,826 miles from location Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta GA 12.9737 n/a 3,585
5,901 miles from location Bainbridge College Bainbridge GA 14.7401 65% 3,558
5,869 miles from location Fort Valley State University Fort Valley GA 21.9471 40% 3,553
5,856 miles from location Middle Georgia Technical College Warner Robins GA 18.4993 n/a 3,543
5,722 miles from location College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick GA 6.56276 n/a 3,080
5,887 miles from location Georgia Southwestern State University Americus GA 23.3063 52% 2,903
5,857 miles from location North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville GA 25.3614 n/a 2,865
5,872 miles from location Brenau University Gainesville GA 54.8741 12% 2,760
5,887 miles from location South Georgia Technical College Americus GA 22.0327 n/a 2,562
5,748 miles from location Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro GA 16.8119 n/a 2,419
5,856 miles from location Moultrie Technical College White House GA 18.4235 n/a 2,407
5,780 miles from location Southeastern Technical College Vidalia GA 16.8823 n/a 1,972
5,950 miles from location Berry College Mount Berry GA 63.3969 35% 1,922
5,814 miles from location Heart of Georgia Technical College Dublin GA 17.5704 n/a 1,815
5,775 miles from location Okefenokee Technical College Waycross GA 16.723 n/a 1,734
5,866 miles from location Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville GA 14.2445 n/a 1,721
5,900 miles from location University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus Atlanta GA 8.56179 n/a 1,568
5,749 miles from location Altamaha Technical College Jesup GA 22.7917 n/a 1,551
5,950 miles from location Shorter University Rome GA 57.4714 31% 1,205
5,769 miles from location University of Phoenix-Augusta Campus Augusta GA 4.41125 n/a 1,165
5,914 miles from location Reinhardt University Waleska GA 23.6514 30% 1,123
5,810 miles from location Sandersville Technical College Sandersville GA 23.0244 n/a 1,116
5,899 miles from location Oglethorpe University Atlanta GA 61.04 11% 1,100
5,932 miles from location University of Phoenix-Columbus Georgia Campus Columbus GA 7.87898 n/a 1,049
5,792 miles from location Brewton-Parker College Mount Vernon GA 46.2674 50% 1,049
5,938 miles from location LaGrange College Lagrange GA 24.6088 26% 1,027
5,867 miles from location Thomas University Thomasville GA 31.13 n/a 973
5,763 miles from location Paine College Augusta GA 40.8694 21% 907
5,901 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Atlanta Atlanta GA 7.58458 n/a 868
5,860 miles from location Wesleyan College Macon GA 56.1354 38% 685
5,707 miles from location University of Phoenix-Savannah Campus Savannah GA 3.55339 n/a 668
5,901 miles from location Herzing University Atlanta GA 18.242 100% 609
5,888 miles from location Gwinnett College Lilburn GA 22.8637 n/a 430
5,898 miles from location Interactive College of Technology Atlanta GA 26.2665 n/a 312
5,899 miles from location Interactive College of Technology Morrow GA 22.0155 n/a 53
5,874 miles from location Interactive College of Technology Gainesville GA 25.0019 n/a 50
 

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)
1
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks + 49,300 $34,360 2.2%
2
Accountants and Auditors + 29,500 $70,410 19.3%
3
Billing and Posting Clerks + 14,760 $32,540 -2.0%
4
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks + 5,290 $35,690 -11.7%
5
Tax Preparers + 2,790 $40,410 14.8%
6
Budget Analysts + 1,570 $68,590 3.3%
 

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