Find Accounting Programs in Arkansas


Although Business Insider ranked the economy of Arkansas as 42nd in the country in 2015 based on such factors as average wage and the state’s per capita gross state product, Arkansas boasts some stellar economic successes. For instance, Arkansas is the home of the top company on the Fortune 500 – Wal-Mart. A University of Arkansas study points to the food and forestry products sectors as being the key to stability as those industries aren't as affected by economic downturns as much as finance and real estate, which are relatively small industries in the state.

Accountants in Arkansas can earn an average income of $65,740 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2015 report (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ar.htm). (Income estimates come from BLS surveys and are not guaranteed.)

Agriculture is responsible for a large portion of Arkansas' economy, and companies in food production, lumber, paper and plastic manufacturing are major employers. Well-known Fortune 500 companies include the processed chicken giant Tyson's which has headquarters in Springdale as well as locations across the state, Murphy USA, Murphy Oil, Dillard’s, JB Hunt Transport Services, and WIndstream Holdings. Jobs in certified public accounting (CPA) firms include positions with three of the 'Big Four' companies: PwC, Deloitte and Ernst & Young, as well as with Hogan Taylor, a large regional firm and Ervin & Co., the largest Arkansas-based CPA firm.

There are several ways to get the education required to obtain a CPA license in Arkansas, although all require earning at least a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 30 semester hours in upper-level undergraduate accounting courses or 20 hours of graduate-level accounting courses. You must then pass the state-administered Uniform CPA Exam and complete 2,000 hours' work experience under the supervision of a licensed CPA.

To keep your license current, you will need to complete continuing professional education classes, which are offered by the Arkansas Society of CPAs (http://www.arcpa.org/content/ascpa-home.aspx), as well as the Heartland Council of the Institute of Management Accountants (https://sites.google.com/site/imaheartlandcouncil). Both organizations are active though city chapters around the state with a full calendar of advocacy and networking opportunities.

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35 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business Technology (Computerized Accounting)
Major of Accounting
Master of Accountancy
Arkansas State University-Beebe (Beebe, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Technical Certificate in Computerized Accounting
Arkansas State University-Newport (Newport, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology - Computerized Accounting
Technical Certificate in Computerized Accounting
Arkansas Tech University (Russellville, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Accountancy
Black River Technical College (Pocahontas, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology - Accounting
Associate of Arts in Accounting English
Certificate in Accounting Assistant
College of the Ouachitas (Malvern, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Cossatot Community College - UA (De Queen, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting
Technical Certificate in Computerized Accounting
Harding University (Searcy, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor in Business Administration - Accounting
Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Hendrix College (Conway, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts Economics and Business - Accounting
Master of Arts Economics and Business - Accounting
Lyon College (Batesville, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
National Park Community College (Hot Springs, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Technology
Technical Certificate in Accounting Technician
North Arkansas College (Harrison, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
NorthWest Arkansas Community College (Bentonville, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Management - Accounting Technology
Certificate in Accounting Technology
Northwest Technical Institute (Springdale, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business - Accounting Assistant
Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Art in Accounting
Bachelor of Art in Accounting - Finance
Bachelor of Art in Accounting - Information System
Bachelor of Art in Accounting - Management
Bachelor of Art in Accounting - Marketing
Ozarka College (Melbourne, AR)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Proficiency Certificate in Accounting
Philander Smith College (Little Rock, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (Helena, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Pulaski Technical College (North Little Rock, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business - Accounting
Proficiency Certificate in Accounting
Technical Certificate in Accounting
SouthArk Community College (El Dorado, AR)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Technical Certificate in Accounting
Southeast Arkansas College (Pine Bluff, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology - Accounting
Technical Certificate in Business Technology - Accounting
Southern Arkansas University (Magnolia, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Southern Arkansas University Tech (Camden, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in International Business - Accounting
Doctor of Accounting
Master of Accountancy
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
Levels Offered:
Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Graduate Certificate in Accountancy
Master of Accountancy
University of Arkansas at Monticello (Monticello, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting - Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting - Finance
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting - Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting - Marketing
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (Pine Bluff, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Business Education
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Office Management
University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville (Batesville, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Service - Accounting
Technical Certificate in Business Services - Accounting
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope (Hope, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology - Accounting
Technical Certificate in Accounting
Technical Certificate in Business - Accounting or Office Systems Technology
(some programs offered online)
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton (Morrilton, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Fort Smith, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Accountancy
University of Phoenix (Little Rock, AR / Rogers, AR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AA - Accounting
BS - Accounting
BS - Business/Accounting
MBA - Accounting
MS - Accountancy
(some programs offered online)
University of the Ozarks (Clarksville, AR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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