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Accounting Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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  • FAFSA School Code: 003754
  • Phone: (540) 231-6000

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  • Phone: (540) 231-6267

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  • Phone: (540) 231-5179

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Accounting Degree

The accounting program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 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 Virginia 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. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has offered the following academic levels for students:

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

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree183
    Master's Degree72

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male136
    Female119

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian17
    Black8
    Hispanic11
    White187
    Unknown14

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Accounting program at Virginia Tech, 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
    • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
      • Total Employment: 410
      • Average Hourly Rate: $28.35
      • Average Annual Salary: $58,960

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

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

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 Virginia

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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Radford University

Radford, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

38 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
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Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
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Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
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Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
  • Accounting and Business and Management (B)
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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

320 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (A,B,M)
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Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
Averett University

Danville, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
Averett University - Non - Traditional Programs

Danville, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
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Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (B)
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University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

120 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Accounting (M)