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Accounting Degree at Palo Alto College (PAC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 023413
  • Phone: (210) 486-3000

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  • Phone: (210) 921-5270

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  • Phone: (210) 921-5316

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Accounting Degree

The accounting program at Palo Alto College prepares students for a career as a staff accountant, public accountant, tax accountant, financial analyst, business analyst, financial reporting manager, and controller. The program focuses on accounting and related business functions. Program courses include: accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, and professional standards and ethics. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer accounting degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Accounting Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. PAC offers an associate's degree program in accounting.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male4
Female13

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black1
Hispanic10
White3
Unknown3

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Accounting program at Palo Alto College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Accountants

  • Description:

    Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, accountants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 15.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 5,760
      • Average Hourly Rate: $32.20
      • Average Annual Salary: $66,970

Budget Analysts

  • Description:

    Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, budget analysts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.4% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 630
      • Average Hourly Rate: $32.47
      • Average Annual Salary: $67,540

Credit Analysts

  • Description:

    Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, credit analysts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 410
      • Average Hourly Rate: $31.44
      • Average Annual Salary: $65,390

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Accounting Programs in Texas

Accounting programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Our Lady of the Lake University - San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
  • Accounting and Finance (B)
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St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

22 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B,M)
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Trinity University

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

57 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B,M)
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University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

80 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B,M)
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The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

170 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B,M,D)
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Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

200 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B,M)
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Schreiner University

Kerrville, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
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Saint Edward's University

Austin, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

27 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B,M)
  • Bookkeeping (B,M)
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The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

550 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B,M,D)