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Study accounting in the USA

An in-depth guide to studying accounting in the USA as an international student

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What types of accounting degree can you study in the USA?

What do accounting experts in USA say?

  • Kara Bowen

    Kara Bowen

    Univeristy of Minnesota Crookston Chair, Business Department and Lecturer, Accounting
    Kara Bowen says

    Accounting is a part of every business in every country. Accounting is the universal language of business.

    International students will benefit from learning US GAAP, accounting, and business intelligence which will be an asset to their future employers in the US or their home countries.

    Large companies around the world have subsidiaries and offices outside of their country of origin.

    Students with an accounting degree from Crookston have successfully joined regional and national accounting firms, international businesses, and gone on to graduate school. The opportunities are limitless for international students!

Top accounting programs in the USA

What are the top Accounting Undergraduate programs in the USA?

Bachelor's in accounting in the USA

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    Accountancy - BSBA Auburn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,220 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,220 USD

    Start date
    August, May, January
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    Accountancy - BSc National University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,912 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,912 USD

    Start date
    September, July, April, January
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    Accountancy (Tempe Campus) - BAcc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,634 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,634 USD

    Start date
    May, January
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    Accountancy - Internal Audit - BSB DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,551 USD

    Start date
    -
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    Accounting - BA Saint Martin's University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Associate in accounting in the USA

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    Accounting - AASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,892 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Banking and Financial Services - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA
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    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,000 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Accounting - AASc St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Accounting - ASc Indiana Wesleyan University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,184 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,184 USD

    Start date
    September, May, January
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    Accounting - AASc Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,510 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,510 USD

    Start date
    September, August, June, February
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Certificate in accounting in the USA

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    Accounting - Cert/AA Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate/Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, June
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    Accounting - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Accounting - Cert (Arts)/Cert St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Accounting - Cert College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Accounting - Cert Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, June, January
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What are the top Accounting Graduate programs in the USA?

Master's in accounting in the USA

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    Accountancy - MAcc Saint Martin's University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,800 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Accountancy - MBA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,560 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,560 USD

    Start date
    March, September, January
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    Accountancy - MAcc National University, USA
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,912 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,912 USD

    Start date
    April, March, February, January
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    Accountancy - MSc California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,800 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Accountancy - MSc California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    17 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,120 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,120 USD

    Start date
    August
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Certificate in accounting in the USA

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    Accounting and Financial Decision Making - PGCert Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 USD

    Start date
    May, January
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Student reviews for accounting in the USA

  • Ngan Nguyen
    Vietnam
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    Central Washington University Accounting
    Tell us about studying accounting in the USA
    my major is Accounting at CWU, and my first quarter was Winter quarter 2021. I thought I would be messing up around my pre-planning before getting started in the classes because I am a new transfer student, and all i have to do is emailing the advisors, checking important dates, such as orientation, registering the classes, paying tuition fee, making graduation plan, etc. However, so lucky!! every staffs and advisors at CWU were very friendly and quickly responding to me. They replied fast and explained to me through the email very details if I have any questions, reminded to me about important things I should prepare by sending a list of important dates, and recommending many useful and fun clubs and events for me to joins; I joined the Accounting/ Finance club, Wine club, and International club. I loved the most was Accounting/ Finance club because I learned a lot things about career planning for Accounting major after graduation, making new friends, some tips for taking CPA exams, some available internships hiring from email of Lisa Woods, and heard stories and experiences from people that were experience in studying at university, struggling for their goal, and how they find their fit jobs after a long time working in many places.
  • Christine Felts
    Canada
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Central Washington University Accounting
    Tell us about studying accounting in the USA
    Amazing instructors and programming. Class options are variable and easy to organize
  • Joji Imatomi
    Japan
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    Ohio Northern University Accounting
    Tell us about studying accounting in the USA
    My professors were kind and very helpful. They taught me a lot.
  • Nguyen Pham
    Vietnam
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Southern Utah University Accounting
    Tell us about studying accounting in the USA
    The accounting and finance programs at SUU are really good. The lectures are not too hard to understand. My tuition is really reasonable and there are a ton of scholarships available for any students.
  • Davaasuren Byambaa
    Mongolia
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Murray State University Accounting
    Tell us about studying accounting in the USA
    I had my bachelor's degree from MSU in accounting and now pursuing my MBA here too. Accounting department is so welcoming and full with professors who are willing to help you anytime. In my opinion. accounting courses are generally requires lot of studying and hard work because the nature of the concept. Tuition is higher for international students compare to the in-state student however there are a scholarship opportunities too. However, compare the overall cost to the knowledge I got from the program I would say that tuition is fair.