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Accounting in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Accounting Programs in Nebraska

Each year, approximately 0.8% of Nebraska graduates receive degrees in accounting. That means an estimated 422 accountants graduate from Nebraska's 18 accounting schools each year.

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Union College, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a accounting program. It is located in Lincoln. In 2010, Union College graduated 2 students from its accounting program. Tuition at Union College was $18,150 per year.

Midland Lutheran College, which was ranked 48th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a accounting program. It is located in Fremont. 17 students graduated with degree in accounting from Midland Lutheran College in 2010. Tuition at Midland Lutheran College was $23,664 per year.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska with a accounting program is University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which is located in Lincoln. In 2010, it was ranked 60th nationwide. 130 students graduated with degree in accounting from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. Students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln paid $7,224 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Nebraska's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $14,045 per year, though tuition can range from $30,578 per year to $2,040 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Nebraska accounting schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Midland Lutheran College - located in Fremont, students are charged $23,664 per year
  3. Nebraska Wesleyan University - located in Lincoln, students are charged $23,474 per year

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

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year
  3. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year

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

A large number of Nebraska accounting graduates become accountants. In 2010, there were 7,160 accountants working in Nebraska. The Nebraska counties with the largest populations of accountants are:

  1. Harrison County - 4,230 accountants
  2. Lancaster County - 1,330 accountants
  3. Adams County - 570 accountants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of accountants is expected to grow by 20% by 2018. There are projected to be 10,680 accountants working in the Nebraska then.


On average, an accountant earns a salary of $62,610 per year in Nebraska state. In 2010, however, some Nebraska accountants earned as little as less than $31,710 per year or as much as more than $109,460 per year. The counties in Nebraska with the highest average salary for an accountant are:

  1. Harrison County - $65,210 per year
  2. Antelope County - $63,240 per year
  3. Lancaster County - $59,770 per year

The Nebraska counties with the lowest average salary for accountants are:

  1. Arthur County - $54,530 per year
  2. Adams County - $55,860 per year
  3. Butler County - $59,540 per year

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For more data regarding a career in accounting in Nebraska 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 Nebraska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in Nebraska
  • Master's Degree in Accounting in Nebraska
  • Certificate in Accounting in Nebraska

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 15,990 $29,930 -10.5%
Accountants and Auditors 7,160 $62,610 -4.0%
Billing and Posting Clerks 2,960 $30,690 -0.7%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,330 $32,010 8.1%
Tax Preparers 400 $38,510 17.6%
Budget Analysts 250 $61,300 8.7%

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