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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.


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.


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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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 49,300 $34,360 2.2%
Accountants and Auditors 29,500 $70,410 19.3%
Billing and Posting Clerks 14,760 $32,540 -2.0%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 5,290 $35,690 -11.7%
Tax Preparers 2,790 $40,410 14.8%
Budget Analysts 1,570 $68,590 3.3%

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