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Accounting in Missouri

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Schools Offering Accounting Programs in Missouri

Around 1.1% of Missouri's graduates graduate from accounting degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,908 accountants graduate from Missouri's 60 accounting schools each year.

Top Schools

Webster University, which is located in Saint Louis, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a accounting program. It received a ranking of 30th in the country in 2010. 29 students graduated with a degree in accounting from Webster University in 2010. Tuition at Webster University was $21,748 per year.

Westminster College, which is located in Fulton, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a accounting program. It received a ranking of 39th in the country in 2010. 4 students graduated with degree in accounting from Westminster College in 2010. Westminster College charged in-state students $19,760 in tuition fees per year.

Lindenwood University, which is located in Saint Charles, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a accounting program. It received a ranking of 43rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Lindenwood University graduated 55 students from its accounting programs. Students at Lindenwood University paid $13,540 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Missouri's accounting schools ranges from $40,369 per year to $1,704 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,748 per year. In 2010, the accounting schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Missouri were:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year

The accounting schools in Missouri that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. East Central College - located in Union, students are charged $1,704 per year
  2. St Charles Community College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $1,920 per year
  3. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year

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

Most people who graduate from accounting school in Missouri go on to work as an accountant. Missouri had 26,300 accountants in 2010. The largest populations of Missouri accountants are working in the following counties:

  1. Bond County - 14,120 accountants
  2. Franklin County - 10,450 accountants
  3. Christian County - 1,490 accountants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of accountants is expected to grow by 9% by 2018. There are projected to be 29,720 accountants working in the Missouri then.


On average, an accountant earns a salary of $59,980 per year in Missouri state. However, this number is only an average. accountants in Missouri had varying salaries from $26,190 to $89,860 per year in 2010. The counties in Missouri with the highest average salary for an accountant are:

  1. Bond County - $66,490 per year
  2. Franklin County - $58,480 per year
  3. Christian County - $56,360 per year

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

  1. Adair County - $44,020 per year
  2. Barry County - $46,380 per year
  3. Alexander County - $48,890 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,800 $32,580 -8.9%
Accountants and Auditors 26,300 $59,980 12.6%
Billing and Posting Clerks 9,040 $30,790 -9.0%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 3,680 $34,310 -10.0%
Budget Analysts 1,260 $64,370
Tax Preparers 930 $30,140 -34.0%

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