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How will your forensic accounting education stack up?

If you want to study forensic accounting at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. There are 5 traditional forensic accounting schools in the US.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top schools in the country with forensic accounting programs were:

  1. University of Baltimore - located in Baltimore, Maryland
  2. Missouri State University - located in Springfield, Missouri
  3. University of Northwestern Ohio - located in Lima, Ohio

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 18 students graduated with certificates in forensic accounting. Of these students, 11 received certifications in forensic accounting and 7 received an undergraduate degree in forensic accounting.

Academics

Students can pursue education in forensic accounting at the following levels:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Accounting
  • Certificate in Forensic Accounting

The skills and/or knowledge that forensic accounting students can expect to gain during the course of their forensic accounting education are:

  • Math
  • Business Law
  • Observation
  • Accounting
  • Auditing

Cost

The average tuition at forensic accounting schools around the nation was $8,101 per year in 2010. The highest tuition was charged by the following forensic accounting schools:

  1. University of Northwestern Ohio - located in Lima, Ohio, students paid $13,400
  2. Chancellor University - located in Cleveland, Ohio, students paid $9,750
  3. University of Baltimore - located in Baltimore, Maryland, students paid $7,171

The forensic accounting schools that charged students the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Genesee Community College - located in Batavia, New York, students paid $3,720
  2. Missouri State University - located in Springfield, Missouri, students paid $6,276
  3. University of Baltimore - located in Baltimore, Maryland, students paid $7,171

How will your forensic accounting job compare?

A large number of forensic accounting majors become forensic accountants. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 154,640 forensic accountants working in the US in 2010. The following states have the largest number of forensic accountants:

  1. Florida - 9,500 Forensic Accountants
  2. New Jersey - 8,810 Forensic Accountants
  3. New York - 8,670 Forensic Accountants

Projected Growth

The following states are projected to have the fastest growth for forensic accountants over the next few years:

  1. Idaho - 19%
  2. South Carolina - 17%
  3. Rhode Island - 16%

Salary

Forensic accountants in the US can make an average of $62,350 per year. However, factors such as work conditions, education, or your exact job description can cause the salary for a forensic accountant to vary greatly. Salaries for forensic accountants range from less than $17,390 per year to more than $166,110 per year. On average, a forensic accountant earns the most in the following states:

  1. Washington DC - $89,540 per year
  2. Connecticut - $82,230 per year
  3. Virginia - $72,380 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for forensic accountants:

  1. Kentucky - $47,470 per year
  2. Arkansas - $47,950 per year
  3. North Dakota - $49,990 per year

 
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So what kind of job can you get after studying
forensic accounting?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Accountants and Auditors 1,072,490 $68,960 2.0%
2
Financial Specialists, All Other 154,640 $66,920 26.4%
3
Forensic Science Technicians 12,390 $55,040 12.3%