Accounting in North Carolina

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Schools Offering Accounting Programs in North Carolina


Approximately 1.4% of graduates in of North Carolina receive accounting degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 3,055 accountants graduate from North Carolina's 101 accounting schools.

Top Schools

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is located in Chapel Hill, is the top-ranked school in North Carolina that has a accounting program. It received a ranking of 12th in the country in 2010. 123 students graduated with a degree in accounting from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill charged in-state students $6,665 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in North Carolina with a accounting program is North Carolina State University at Raleigh, which is located in Raleigh. In 2010, it was ranked 20th nationwide. In 2010, North Carolina State University at Raleigh graduated 229 students from its accounting program. The tuition rate at North Carolina State University at Raleigh was $6,529 per year.

Elon University, which was ranked 20th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in North Carolina that has a accounting program. It is located in Elon College. In 2010, Elon University graduated 53 students from its accounting programs. Elon University charged in-state students $26,827 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at North Carolina's accounting schools ranges from $39,970 per year to $1,422 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,798 per year. The North Carolina accounting schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Wake Forest University - located in Winston Salem, students are charged $39,970 per year
  2. Guilford College - located in Greensboro, students are charged $28,800 per year
  3. Elon University - located in Elon College, students are charged $26,827 per year

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

  1. Randolph Community College - located in Asheboro, students are charged $1,422 per year
  2. Vance-Granville Community College - located in Henderson, students are charged $1,454 per year
  3. Davidson County Community College - located in Thomasville, students are charged $1,466 per year

An accounting degree from a North Carolina school... what next?

A large number of North Carolina accounting graduates become accountants. In 2010, there were 26,250 accountants working in North Carolina. In North Carolina, the largest numbers of accountants work in the following counties:

  1. Anson County - 7,420 accountants
  2. Franklin County - 4,760 accountants
  3. Chatham County - 2,700 accountants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of accountants is expected to grow by 22% by 2018. There are projected to be 37,090 accountants working in the North Carolina then.

Salary

On average, accountants earn $66,100 per year. But, salaries for accountants can vary. In 2010, accountants made as little as less than $30,700 per year or as much as more than $139,810 per year in North Carolina. An accountant in the following North Carolina counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Chatham County - $73,700 per year
  2. Anson County - $69,530 per year
  3. Beaufort County - $69,450 per year

On average, accountants earns the least in the following North Carolina counties:

  1. Alleghany County - $53,750 per year
  2. Alexander County - $56,250 per year
  3. Onslow County - $57,770 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 45,830 $33,190 -7.7%
2
Accountants and Auditors 26,250 $66,100 21.5%
3
Billing and Posting Clerks 14,280 $32,250 -1.6%
4
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 5,270 $34,860 -12.7%
5
Tax Preparers 1,310 $32,950 -26.4%
6
Budget Analysts 970 $65,400 27.6%
 

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