Accounting Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Accounting Degree

The accounting program at West Virginia 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 West 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. WVU has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree90
Master's Degree38

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male83
Female45

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian5
Black2
Hispanic4
White111
Multiple Races2
Non Resident Alien4

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

Upon completion of the Accounting program at West Virginia 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 & Projections ()

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

Salary & Wages

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 380
    • Average Hourly Rate: $29.79
    • Average Annual Salary: $61960

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

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $26.45
    • Average Annual Salary: $55020

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

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

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

Alderson Broaddus College

Philippi, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Accounting (B,M)

Bethany College

Bethany, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

West Virginia Business College - Wheeling

Wheeling, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Accounting (A)
  • Bookkeeping (A)

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Accounting (B)
  • Bookkeeping (B)

South Branch Career and Technical Center

Petersburg, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College

Programs

  • Accounting (C)
  • Bookkeeping (C)

Ohio Valley University

Vienna, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Accounting (B)

Mountain State College

Parkersburg, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Accounting (C,A)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007