Accounting in Michigan

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Schools Offering Accounting Programs in Michigan


Each year, roughly 1.2% of Michigan students graduate with degrees in accounting. In other words, every year an estimated 3,530 accountants graduate from Michigan's 74 accounting schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan with a accounting program is Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. In 2010, Michigan State University graduated 378 students from its accounting program. Tuition at Michigan State University was $11,152 per year.

Michigan Technological University, which was ranked 29th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Michigan that has a accounting program. It is located in Houghton. In 2010, Michigan Technological University graduated 4 students from its accounting program. Tuition at Michigan Technological University was $12,017 per year.

Grand Valley State University, which was ranked 29th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Michigan that has a accounting program. It is located in Allendale. 214 students graduated with degree in accounting from Grand Valley State University in 2010. Grand Valley State University charged in-state students $9,088 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Michigan's accounting schools ranges from $31,186 per year to $2,028 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,882 per year. The Michigan accounting schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Albion College - located in Albion, students are charged $31,186 per year
  2. University of Detroit Mercy - located in Detroit, students are charged $30,660 per year
  3. Hope College - located in Holland, students are charged $26,510 per year

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

  1. West Shore Community College - located in Scottville, students are charged $2,028 per year
  2. Washtenaw Community College - located in Ann Arbor, students are charged $2,088 per year
  3. Henry Ford Community College - located in Dearborn, students are charged $2,104 per year

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

A large number of Michigan accounting graduates become accountants. In 2010, there were 28,850 accountants working in Michigan. The largest populations of Michigan accountants are working in the following counties:

  1. Lapeer County - 10,040 accountants
  2. Wayne County - 5,770 accountants
  3. Barry County - 3,100 accountants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of accountants is expected to grow by 16% by 2018. There are projected to be 44,640 accountants working in the Michigan then.

Salary

An accountant in Michigan makes an average of $66,450 per year. In 2010, however, some Michigan accountants earned as little as less than $28,070 per year or as much as more than $147,230 per year. The following counties in Michigan have the highest average salaries for accountants:

  1. Wayne County - $74,580 per year
  2. Bay County - $73,850 per year
  3. Muskegon County - $70,750 per year

The following counties in Michigan have the lowest average salaries for accountants:

  1. Alcona County - $50,800 per year
  2. Monroe County - $55,720 per year
  3. Berrien County - $58,330 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Michigan statistics regarding a career in accounting. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Michigan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in Michigan
  • Master's Degree in Accounting in Michigan
  • Doctoral Degree in Accounting in Michigan
  • Certificate in Accounting in Michigan

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,944 miles from location Michigan State University East Lansing MI 83.667 40% 47,071
5,901 miles from location University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor MI 52.5737 41% 41,674
5,871 miles from location Wayne State University Detroit MI 28.8305 38% 31,786
5,881 miles from location Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills MI 13.5337 n/a 28,042
5,963 miles from location Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant MI 66.6106 30% 27,247
6,000 miles from location Western Michigan University Kalamazoo MI 34.0778 31% 24,576
6,017 miles from location Grand Valley State University Allendale MI 70.8032 35% 24,408
5,867 miles from location Macomb Community College Warren MI 13.6456 n/a 24,376
5,898 miles from location Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti MI 62.0788 31% 22,893
5,948 miles from location Lansing Community College Lansing MI 16.5641 n/a 21,123
5,870 miles from location Wayne County Community College District Detroit MI 9.57621 n/a 20,770
5,878 miles from location Oakland University Rochester MI 28.3132 36% 18,918
5,879 miles from location Henry Ford Community College Dearborn MI 10.2952 n/a 17,542
6,006 miles from location Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids MI 12.7836 n/a 16,944
5,901 miles from location Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor MI 12.1404 n/a 14,202
5,999 miles from location Ferris State University Big Rapids MI 29.008 35% 13,865
5,890 miles from location Schoolcraft College Livonia MI 14.2976 n/a 13,042
5,905 miles from location Mott Community College Flint MI 10.8541 n/a 12,151
6,004 miles from location Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo MI 9.81337 n/a 11,999
5,998 miles from location Davenport University Grand Rapids MI 17.9777 42% 11,507
5,923 miles from location Delta College University Center MI 14.2836 n/a 11,354
5,923 miles from location Saginaw Valley State University University Center MI 25.4946 33% 10,498
6,101 miles from location Northern Michigan University Marquette MI 29.1086 41% 9,428
5,879 miles from location University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn MI 64.975 37% 8,379
5,906 miles from location University of Michigan-Flint Flint MI 57.7428 35% 7,773
5,938 miles from location Jackson Community College Jackson MI 12.2419 n/a 7,729
5,906 miles from location Baker College of Flint Flint MI 8.69426 n/a 7,277
6,156 miles from location Michigan Technological University Houghton MI 70.9808 36% 7,136
5,864 miles from location Baker College of Clinton Township Clinton Township MI 8.1289 n/a 6,455
5,906 miles from location Baker College Center for Graduate Studies Flint MI 14.6666 n/a 6,155
6,033 miles from location Baker College of Muskegon Muskegon MI 11.8393 n/a 6,132
5,979 miles from location Kellogg Community College Battle Creek MI 12.6312 n/a 5,976
5,875 miles from location University of Detroit Mercy Detroit MI 27.1221 30% 5,585
6,033 miles from location Muskegon Community College Muskegon MI 11.0122 n/a 5,144
6,008 miles from location Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City MI 12.7466 n/a 5,065
5,842 miles from location St Clair County Community College Port Huron MI 11.3268 n/a 4,884
5,964 miles from location Mid Michigan Community College Harrison MI 6.14891 n/a 4,767
6,040 miles from location Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor MI 9.92778 n/a 4,688
0 miles from location Monroe County Community College Monroe MI 15.7279 n/a 4,624
5,882 miles from location Baker College of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills MI 10.7476 n/a 4,285
5,888 miles from location Madonna University Livonia MI 61.5051 36% 4,211
5,946 miles from location Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor MI 60.8655 24% 4,120
6,002 miles from location Calvin College Grand Rapids MI 34.2296 40% 4,092
5,939 miles from location Northwood University Midland MI 25.6185 30% 3,801
5,930 miles from location Baker College of Owosso Owosso MI 12.0785 n/a 3,637
6,037 miles from location Andrews University Berrien Springs MI 63.2907 42% 3,589
5,878 miles from location Baker College of Allen Park Allen Park MI 5.74475 n/a 3,384
6,027 miles from location Hope College Holland MI 34.8469 32% 3,230
5,876 miles from location Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Troy MI 0.96638 n/a 3,147
5,980 miles from location North Central Michigan College Petoskey MI 14.8083 n/a 3,123
6,024 miles from location Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac MI 12.9702 n/a 2,970
6,084 miles from location Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba MI 15.597 n/a 2,742
6,002 miles from location Cornerstone University Grand Rapids MI 60.4116 82% 2,606
5,957 miles from location Lake Superior State University Sault Sainte Marie MI 21.3389 49% 2,588
5,941 miles from location Baker College of Jackson Jackson MI 10.4155 n/a 2,432
5,917 miles from location Siena Heights University Adrian MI 23.1842 35% 2,351
5,978 miles from location Montcalm Community College Sidney MI 12.4097 n/a 2,328
5,877 miles from location University of Phoenix-Metro Detroit Campus Troy MI 7.14524 n/a 2,255
6,004 miles from location Aquinas College Grand Rapids MI 26.0348 23% 2,145
5,905 miles from location Alpena Community College Alpena MI 16.3076 n/a 2,077
5,996 miles from location Baker College of Cadillac Cadillac MI 14.9101 n/a 2,070
5,844 miles from location Baker College of Port Huron Port Huron MI 12.4495 n/a 1,984
5,949 miles from location Kirtland Community College Roscommon MI 10.9292 n/a 1,972
5,956 miles from location Albion College Albion MI 32.6946 31% 1,738
5,994 miles from location Glen Oaks Community College Centreville MI 8.4541 n/a 1,691
5,919 miles from location Adrian College Adrian MI 23.343 22% 1,608
6,043 miles from location West Shore Community College Scottville MI 10.8849 n/a 1,553
6,232 miles from location Gogebic Community College Ironwood MI 24.1512 n/a 1,162
6,004 miles from location Everest Institute-Grand Rapids Grand Rapids MI 32.5858 100% 1,005
5,877 miles from location Rochester College Rochester MI 23.9536 58% 892
6,002 miles from location Everest Institute-Kalamazoo Kalamazoo MI 28.5135 100% 865
5,902 miles from location Cleary University Ann Arbor MI 23.1258 n/a 774
6,006 miles from location University of Phoenix-West Michigan Campus Grand Rapids MI 7.2655 n/a 453
6,002 miles from location Kuyper College Grand Rapids MI 57.2831 65% 346
 

Curious what studying Accounting gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks + 43,060 $35,000 -17.1%
2
Accountants and Auditors + 28,850 $66,450 -5.9%
3
Billing and Posting Clerks + 14,010 $32,750 -22.9%
4
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks + 4,110 $36,210 -36.2%
5
Tax Preparers + 2,250 $33,760
6
Budget Analysts + 1,750 $66,650 6.7%
 

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