Accounting in Kentucky

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Schools Offering Accounting Programs in Kentucky

Each year, approximately 0.7% of Kentucky graduates receive degrees in accounting. In other words, every year an estimated 902 accountants graduate from Kentucky's 38 accounting schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kentucky that has a accounting program is University of Kentucky. University of Kentucky, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Lexington. 179 students graduated with a degree in accounting from University of Kentucky in 2010. Students at University of Kentucky paid $8,610 per year in tuition fees.

Berea College, which is located in Berea, is the second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a accounting program. It received a ranking of 31st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Berea College graduated 9 students from its accounting program. Tuition at Berea College was $910 per year.

Transylvania University, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Kentucky that has a accounting program. It is located in Lexington. In 2010, Transylvania University graduated 22 students from its accounting programs. The tuition rate at Transylvania University was $26,740 per year.


If you choose to attend a Kentucky accounting school, average tuition will be $12,992 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $910 per year to $30,310 per year. The Kentucky accounting schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Bellarmine University - located in Louisville, students are charged $30,310 per year
  2. Georgetown College - located in Georgetown, students are charged $27,640 per year
  3. Transylvania University - located in Lexington, students are charged $26,740 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Kentucky accounting schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Berea College - located in Berea, students are charged $910 per year
  2. West Kentucky Community and Technical College - located in Paducah, students are charged $3,120 per year
  3. Somerset Community College - located in Somerset, students are charged $3,120 per year

An accounting degree from a Kentucky school... what next?

The highest percentage of accounting graduates in Kentucky pursue careers as an accountant. In 2010, there were 9,660 accountants working in Kentucky. The Kentucky counties with the largest populations of accountants are:

  1. Clark County - 4,090 accountants
  2. Bourbon County - 1,810 accountants
  3. Anderson County - 670 accountants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of accountants is expected to grow by 15% by 2018. There are projected to be 12,670 accountants working in the Kentucky then.


An accountant in Kentucky makes an average of $56,100 per year. However, Kentucky accountants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $21,540 per year to more than $109,900 per year in 2010. On average an accountant earns the most in the following Kentucky counties:

  1. Hardin County - $64,170 per year
  2. Clark County - $59,510 per year
  3. Bourbon County - $56,320 per year

An accountant in the following counties in Kentucky make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Daviess County - $46,600 per year
  2. Edmonson County - $47,410 per year
  3. Ballard County - $49,710 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,982 miles from location Daymar College Online Louisville KY n/a n/a n/a
5,927 miles from location Strayer University-Kentucky Lexington KY n/a n/a n/a
5,925 miles from location University of Kentucky Lexington KY 71.9032 47% 26,295
5,995 miles from location University of Louisville Louisville KY 31.4563 48% 21,016
6,029 miles from location Western Kentucky University Bowling Green KY 30.5056 47% 20,712
5,913 miles from location Eastern Kentucky University Richmond KY 27.7574 48% 16,268
5,927 miles from location Northern Kentucky University Newport KY 25.346 48% 15,378
5,994 miles from location Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville KY 11.4553 n/a 14,991
6,132 miles from location Murray State University Murray KY 29.8511 50% 10,071
5,868 miles from location Morehead State University Morehead KY 25.4731 43% 8,822
5,928 miles from location Somerset Community College Somerset KY 14.9987 n/a 8,195
6,151 miles from location West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah KY 18.5802 n/a 7,464
5,921 miles from location National College-Lexington Lexington KY 18.495 n/a 3,702
5,969 miles from location Campbellsville University Campbellsville KY 54.5883 36% 3,178
5,992 miles from location Bellarmine University Louisville KY 29.6623 19% 3,090
5,901 miles from location University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg KY 21.0709 38% 2,955
5,966 miles from location Lindsey Wilson College Columbia KY 15.386 n/a 2,349
5,994 miles from location Spalding University Louisville KY 29.9153 51% 2,069
5,929 miles from location Georgetown College Georgetown KY 28.1481 28% 1,882
5,933 miles from location Thomas More College Ft Mitchell KY 24.073 32% 1,856
5,934 miles from location Asbury University Wilmore KY 30.1239 36% 1,619
5,912 miles from location Berea College Berea KY 68.5998 76% 1,548
5,991 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Louisville Louisville KY 15.2356 n/a 1,536
5,887 miles from location Union College Barbourville KY 18.2225 54% 1,435
5,998 miles from location Spencerian College Louisville KY 22.463 n/a 1,281
5,925 miles from location Transylvania University Lexington KY 65.1239 25% 1,092
6,067 miles from location Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro KY 53.3541 23% 876
6,067 miles from location Brescia University Owensboro KY 21.53 27% 725
5,933 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Northern Kentucky Ft Mitchell KY 13.8001 n/a 672
5,938 miles from location Southwestern College Florence KY 9.21329 n/a 523
6,030 miles from location Daymar College Bowling Green KY 12.1202 n/a 499
6,069 miles from location Daymar College-Owensboro Campus Owensboro KY 15.4169 n/a 366
6,150 miles from location Daymar College-Paducah Main Paducah KY 30.1324 n/a 289
6,085 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Hopkinsville Hopkinsville KY 13.3055 n/a 288
6,150 miles from location Daymar College-Madisonville Madisonville KY 25.0644 n/a 225
5,984 miles from location University of Phoenix-Louisville Campus Louisville KY 7.25849 n/a 158
6,014 miles from location Daymar College-Scottsville Scottsville KY n/a n/a 109
5,937 miles from location Interactive College of Technology Newport KY 23.2251 n/a 58

Curious what studying Accounting gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks + 23,320 $31,470 13.8%
Billing and Posting Clerks + 10,460 $30,900
Accountants and Auditors + 9,660 $56,100 5.9%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks + 2,530 $32,790 -7.3%
Budget Analysts + 1,210 $56,530
Tax Preparers + 680 $29,180 38.8%

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