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Undergraduate Certificates in Accounting

4,885 Yearly Graduations
$25,450 Median Salary
$12,225 Median Debt
There are 604 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in accounting. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 43% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.2% of accounting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Accounting Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4,885 students earned their undergraduate certificate in accounting. This makes it the 16th most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in accounting is $25,450. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $19,200 to a high of $25,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in accounting is $12,225. 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, $13,389 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,507.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $127.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in accounting. About 74.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,224
Women 3,661
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Accounting

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 448
Black or African American 483
Hispanic or Latino 950
White 2,513
International Students 107
Other Races/Ethnicities 384
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 604 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
156 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for accounting students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Central New Mexico Community College. Each year, around 23,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 156 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from CNM. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
154 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 72,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 154 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from Ivy Tech Community College. About 78% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Richland College

Dallas, Texas
123 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Richland College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in accounting. Each year, around 20,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 123 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from Richland College. About 65% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

99 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Cuyahoga Community College District. Each year, around 23,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 99 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Cuyahoga Community College District. Of these students, 70% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Metropolitan Learning Institute

Rego Park, New York
86 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan Learning Institute is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The accounting program at Metropolitan Learning Institute awarded 86 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 81% were women and 94% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Mountain View College

Dallas, Texas
71 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mountain View College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 12,200 attend the school each year. The accounting program at Mountain View College awarded 71 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 82% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

#7

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
69 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Delgado Community College. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from Delgado Community College. About 86% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Kauai Community College

Lihue, Hawaii
67 Yearly Graduations
79% Women

Kauai Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from Kauai CC. Of these students, 79% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Brookhaven College

Farmers Branch, Texas
64 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Brookhaven College. Roughly 13,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Brookhaven College. Of these students, 70% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Ventura College

Ventura, California
63 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Ventura College. Roughly 12,600 attend the school each year. The accounting program at Ventura College awarded 63 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 65% of this group were women, and 63% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
61 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fox Valley Technical College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Roughly 12,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from FVTC. Of these students, 75% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
60 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is SOWELA Technical Community College. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The accounting program at SOWELA Technical Community College awarded 60 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

North Lake College

Irving, Texas
59 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Lake College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in accounting. Each year, around 11,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at North Lake College. About 61% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
59 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Each year, around 14,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 undergraduate certificates were handed out to accounting majors at Madison College. Of these students, 69% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
58 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The accounting program at Portland Community College awarded 58 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

50 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Austin Community College District. Roughly 41,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from Austin Community College District. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#16

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
50 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in accounting. Each year, around 8,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. About 88% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Daemen College

Amherst, New York
49 Yearly Graduations
45% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Daemen College. Roughly 2,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,830 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,928 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from Daemen College.

#19

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, Wisconsin
46 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for accounting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Each year, around 11,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from NWTC. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#20

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, Wisconsin
42 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in accounting. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their undergraduate certificate in accounting from WITC. Of these students, 71% were women and 2% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 6,490
Business Support & Assistance 4,663
Business & Commerce 2,017
Hospitality Management 1,014
Marketing 567

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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