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Accounting Degree at Illinois State University (ISU)

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  • Phone: (309) 438-2111

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Accounting Degree

The accounting program at Illinois State University 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 Illinois 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. ISU has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree129
    Master's Degree46

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male110
    Female65

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian4
    Black6
    Hispanic4
    White152
    Unknown3

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Accounting program at Illinois State University, 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
    • Bloomington-Normal, IL
      • Total Employment: 410
      • Average Hourly Rate: $27.59
      • Average Annual Salary: $57,390

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
    • Bloomington-Normal, IL
      • Total Employment: 40
      • Average Hourly Rate: $32.37
      • Average Annual Salary: $67,340

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
    • Bloomington-Normal, IL
      • Average Hourly Rate: $27.14
      • Average Annual Salary: $56,450

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 Illinois

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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Heartland Community College

Normal, IL
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C)
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Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

32 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
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Eureka College

Eureka, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
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Illinois Central College

East Peoria, IL
Type: Community College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (A)
  • Bookkeeping (A)
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Bradley University

Peoria, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

71 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B,M)
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Richland Community College

Decatur, IL
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C,A)
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)
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Parkland College

Champaign, IL
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (C,A)
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Millikin University

Decatur, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Champaign, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

720 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B,M,D)
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Illinois Valley Community College

Oglesby, IL
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (A)
  • Bookkeeping (A)