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Graduate Certificates in Accounting

1,089 Yearly Graduations
$51,500 Median Salary
$32,993 Median Debt
There are 173 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in accounting. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 33% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.6% of accounting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,089 graduate certificates were awarded to accounting majors. This makes it the 13th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in accounting at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 53,997
Master’s Degree 20,770
Associate’s Degree 12,300
Basic Certificate 12,037
Undergraduate Certificate 4,885
Graduate Certificate 1,089
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of Accounting Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in accounting is $51,500. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $51,500 and the high is $51,500.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in accounting is $32,993. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $32,993 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $32,993.

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The median monthly payment of a accounting graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $384.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in accounting. About 60.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 428
Women 661
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Accounting

The racial-ethnic distribution of accounting graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 66
Black or African American 104
Hispanic or Latino 152
White 503
International Students 61
Other Races/Ethnicities 203
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Graduate Certificate Students

There are 173 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in accounting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

183 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for accounting students seekinga graduate certificate is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Each year, around 94,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 183 people received their graduate certificate in accounting from UOPX - Arizona. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#2

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
122 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 30,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 122 graduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Mizzou. About 40% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California
88 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Santa Clara University. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,998 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,056 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 graduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at SCU. Of these students, 64% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Universidad del Turabo

Gurabo, Puerto Rico
77 Yearly Graduations
53% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Universidad del Turabo. Each year, around 15,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 graduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Universidad del Turabo. Of these students, 53% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
63 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

The accounting program at George Mason University awarded 63 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#6

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
57 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland State University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in accounting. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,462 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,718 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 people received their graduate certificate in accounting from Portland State University. Of these students, 61% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
43 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Southern New Hampshire University. Each year, around 113,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their graduate certificate in accounting from SNHU. About 77% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
39 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 18,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,663 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 graduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at DeVry University - Illinois. About 74% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
30 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Connecticut is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in accounting. Roughly 27,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,798 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,300 per year.

The accounting program at University of Connecticut awarded 30 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
27 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Bentley University. Roughly 5,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,400 per year.

The accounting program at Bentley University awarded 27 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#11

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
23 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Commonwealth University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in accounting. Roughly 29,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

The accounting program at Virginia Commonwealth University awarded 23 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#12

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma
17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Oklahoma comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in accounting. Each year, around 14,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,686 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,000 per year.

The accounting program at University of Central Oklahoma awarded 17 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 53% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
15 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in accounting. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,351 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their graduate certificate in accounting from The American University. Of these students, 47% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

15 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Linfield University - Online and Continuing Education is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in accounting. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 graduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Linfield OCE. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#15

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
14 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Miami is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in accounting. Each year, around 17,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 graduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at U Miami. About 36% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in accounting. Each year, around 48,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in accounting from Walden University. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

#16

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
12 Yearly Graduations
58% Women

Missouri State University - Springfield comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 23,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

The accounting program at Missouri State University - Springfield awarded 12 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
12 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Seattle University. Each year, around 7,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $45,765 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,280 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in accounting from Seattle U. Of these students, 58% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
11 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Post University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 10,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,258 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in accounting from Post University. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#19

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in accounting from Capella University. About 73% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to accounting that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 4,965
Human Resource Management 1,510
Management Sciences & Methods 1,451
Finance & Financial Management 631
Entrepreneurial Studies 584

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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