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Accounting at Bentley University

If you are interested in studying accounting, you may want to check out the program at Bentley University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Bentley is located in Waltham, Massachusetts and approximately 5,314 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 194 students received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bentley.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Accounting section at the bottom of this page.

Bentley Accounting Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting

Bentley Accounting Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the accounting progam at Bentley compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The accounting major at Bentley is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Accounting. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Accounting Graduate Certificate Schools 2
Best Accounting Master’s Degree Schools 5
Most Focused Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools 15
Most Focused Accounting Doctor’s Degree Schools 16
Most Focused Accounting Schools 17
Most Popular Accounting Master’s Degree Schools 39
Best Value Accounting Master’s Degree Schools 223
Best Value Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools 405

In 2019, 113 students received their master’s degree in accounting from Bentley. This makes it the #39 most popular school for accounting master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in accounting, making the school the #16 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Bentley Accounting Graduates

The median salary of accounting students who receive their bachelor's degree at Bentley is $58,700. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 34% higher than the national average of $43,900 for all accounting bachelor's degree recipients.

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Accounting Student Demographics at Bentley

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the accounting majors at Bentley University.

Bentley Accounting Bachelor’s Program

41% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 194 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bentley. About 59% were men and 41% were women. The typical accounting bachelor's degree program is made up of only 42% men. So male students are more repesented at Bentley since its program graduates 17% more men than average.

Bentley Gender Breakdown of Accounting Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 66% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in accounting at Bentley are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Bentley University with a bachelor's in accounting.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Majors at Bentley University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 17
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 129
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

Bentley Accounting Master’s Program

63% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 113 accounting students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from Bentley, about 37% were men and 63% were women.

Bentley Gender Breakdown of Accounting Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Bentley University with a master's in accounting.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Majors at Bentley University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 49
International Students 48
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Bentley also has a doctoral program available in accounting. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Accounting Grads May Go Into

A degree in accounting can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MA, the home state for Bentley University.

Occupation Jobs in MA Average Salary in MA
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 45,570 $47,020
Accountants and Auditors 35,360 $81,460
Financial Managers 33,880 $148,300
Financial Analysts 13,400 $105,540
Business Professors 4,050 $126,040

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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