Accounting Degree at San Jose State University

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Accounting Degree

The accounting program at San Jose 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 California 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. San Jose State University offers a master's degree program in accounting.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male18
Female27

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian24
Hispanic2
White8
Multiple Races4
Non Resident Alien3
Unknown4

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Accounting program at San Jose State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, accountants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.7% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 13
    • Average Hourly Rate: $48.36
    • Average Annual Salary: $100580

Budget Analysts

Description

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

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, budget analysts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.5% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 400
    • Average Hourly Rate: $42.52
    • Average Annual Salary: $88430

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, credit analysts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.1% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 810
    • Average Hourly Rate: $39.58
    • Average Annual Salary: $82320

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 California

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 200 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (B)
  • Accounting and Business and Management (B)

Menlo College

Atherton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 29 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

California State University - East Bay

Hayward, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (M)

Holy Names University

Oakland, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 67 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (B,M)

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 51 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (M)

Golden Gate University - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 150 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (C,B,M)

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 59 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

Humphreys College - Stockton and Modesto Campuses

Stockton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (A,B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
55.22%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
76%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
27:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,245