Accounting

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$25,000 - $40,000*

These estimated earnings are for employees who have completed their associate degree in Accounting. Career advancement is available if you transfer your credits toward a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar profession. As experience and education increase, you can expect to earn significantly more during your career.

For more information on regional jobs and pay for accounting graduates, go to NC State’s Career Coach page.

*Earnings figure is based on EMSI employment information for north central Ohio.

$14,824 - $12,000 = $2,824 in net cost*

The calculation above includes the following:

  • The estimated current cost of tuition, fees and books to complete a two-year associate degree in Accounting at NC State is $14,824.
  • Minus the average amount of financial aid ($6,000 x 2 years) students received. NOTE: Your financial aid could be higher or lower than this average.
  • Leaving just $2,824 to be funded by other sources — which may include additional scholarships, grants and loans. Many students opt for payment plans to avoid debt. Employed students should inquire with their employers about the possibility of reimbursement for educational expenses.

In the 2020-2021 school year, NC State awarded more than $7.5 million in financial aid and scholarships to our students. We will work with you to explore every source of financial aid available.

*These figures were calculated using data available when this information was published.

$47,336*

Estimated cost of two years of instruction and attendance at a four-year public institution in Ohio.

*This estimate is an average of the cost of attending a public college or university for two years. This cost includes room and board for residential students.

$86,064**

Estimated cost of two years of instruction and attendance at a four-year private institution in Ohio.

**This estimate is an average of the cost of attending a private college or university for two years. This cost includes room and board for residential students.

Career Outlook

Your associate degree in Accounting will equip you with the building blocks for a successful career in the field. Successful graduates have gone on to become school treasurers, county auditors, tax professionals, and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).

Where You Could Go

NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online. NC State has a unique 3+1 agreement with Franklin University allowing Business Management, Marketing, and Accounting graduates to complete their bachelor’s degree at the Kehoe Center.

Program Accreditation

This program is Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

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Graduate Testing

Graduates take the Major Field Test covering accounting, management, marketing and economics. The test is administered by Education Testing Services (ETS), the same company that oversees SAT testing. NC State graduates have scored in the top 15% of community college students taking this exam nationwide.