Get an Accounting Degree in Colorado


Colorado has rebounded from the recession and had the lowest unemployment rate in country. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Colorado’s employment stood at 2.6 percent as of March 2017. This largely rural state's economy is the 4th healthiest in the United States, with a base that is growing more diverse. Denver is the largest city, not only in the state, but also within a 600-mile radius, and many jobs are found in the surrounding metropolitan area.

According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the outlook for accountants in the state is bright. The Department predicts that the number of jobs for accountants in Colorado will increase by more than 29% between 2015 and 2025. The Department also reports that the mean income for an accountant is $76,806; however experience is a major influencing factor. The average entry-level accountant earns $44,090, while an experienced professional's average salary is $93,167.

Health care and social assistance, retail trade, educational services and hospitality services provide more than 40 percent of the jobs in the state, and the government is one of the largest employers. The U.S. Air Force Academy is in Colorado Springs; the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is also in the state, as are a number of major government agencies. Fortune 500 companies include Arrow Electronics, DISH Network, DaVIta Healthcare, Liberty Interactive, Level 3 Communications, Ball Corp., Newmont Mining, Western Union, Envision Healthcare, and CH2M Hill. In addition, all of the 'Big Four' auditing firms have offices in Colorado.

While you don't need to be a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) to perform general accounting or tax work in Colorado, you do need a license to perform certain services or to call yourself a CPA. To get your CPA license in Colorado, you first need to have a bachelor's degree. You'll then need to pass the Uniform CPA Examination and the AICPA Ethics examination. Finally, you'll need a year of work experience under a licensed CPA before you can be licensed.

The Colorado Society of CPAs (http://www.cocpa.org) offers students and working professionals a wealth of resources including networking events, scholarships and continuing education classes. For Management Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants has chapters in Denver (http://www.denverima.org/news.html), Boulder (http://bvcima.imanet.org) and Pikes Peak (http://www.pikespeakima.com).

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40 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Adams State College (Alamosa, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Aims Community College (Greeley, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Arapahoe Community College (Littleton, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Argosy University (Denver, CO)
Levels Offered:

Programs Offered:
DBA - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
CollegeAmerica (Colorado Springs, CO / Denver, CO / Fort Collins, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business Management and Accounting
Associate of Occupational Studies in Business Management and Accounting
Associate of Occupational Studies in Business Management and Accounting - Property Management
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Colorado Christian University (Grand Junction, CO / Lakewood, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Accounting Certificate
B.S. Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Colorado Heights University (Denver, CO)
Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Public Accounting
Colorado Mountain College (Glenwood Springs, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Occupational Proficiency Certificate in Accounting
Colorado Northwestern Community College (Rangely, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Accountancy
Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Colorado Technical University (Colorado Springs, CO / Denver North, CO / Denver, CO / Greenwood Village, CO / Pueblo, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Insurance Premium Auditing
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
MBA - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Community College of Aurora (Aurora, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Management - Accounting Management
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting - Computerized Accounting
Certificate in Accounting - Full Charge Bookkeeping
Community College of Denver (Denver, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Delta-Montrose Technical College (Delta, CO)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting Technician
DeVry University (Westminster, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Technical Management - Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Master of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Everest College (Aurora, CO / Colorado Springs, CO / Thornton, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate Degree - Accounting
Associate Degree - Business Accounting
Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Front Range Community College (Westminster, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
institute of Business and Medical Careers (Fort Collins, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Johnson & Wales University (Denver, CO)
Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration in Global Business Leadership - Accounting
Master of Business Administration in Global Business Leadership - Enhanced Accounting
Jones International University (Centennial, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
BBA - Accounting
M.B.A. - Forensic Accounting
MBA - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Metropolitan State University of Denver (Denver, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Morgan Community College (Fort Morgan, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
National American University (Colorado Springs, CO / Denver, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
A.A.S. - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Northeastern Junior College (Sterling, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business - Accounting
Associate of Arts in Business - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Otero Junior College (La Junta, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Accounting
Certificate in Business Accounting
Pikes Peak Community College (Colorado Springs, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Pueblo Community College (Mancos, CO / Pueblo, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of General Studies in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Red Rocks Community College (Lakewood, CO)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Accounting Paraprofessional
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Accounting Technician
Certificate in Accounting Clerk
Regis University (Denver, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Auditing
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Budgeting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Financial Planning
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - General Ledger Bookkeeping
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Managing Controls
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Performance Analysis
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Taxation
BS - Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
MBA - Finance and Accounting
MS - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Master of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
University of Colorado-Denver (Denver, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting and Information Systems
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Accounting - Dual Program in Business Administration/Accounting
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Accounting - Dual Program in Health Administration/Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting - Accounting and Information Systems Audit Control.
Master of Science in Accounting - Auditing and Forensic Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting - Financial Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting - Taxation
Master of Science in Information Systems - Accounting and Information Systems Audit and Control
University of Denver (Denver, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science Accounting
Graduate Business Certificate in Accounting for Business
Graduate Business Certificate in Management Accounting and Accounting Systems
International Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Accountancy
Master of Accountancy /Master of Science in Business Intelligence - Dual in Accountancy/Business Intelligence
Master of Accountancy /Master of Science in Finance - Dual in Accountancy/Finance
Master of Accountancy /Master of Science in Management - Dual in Accountancy/Management
Master of Accountancy /Master of Science in Marketing - Dual in Accountancy/Marketing
Master of Accountancy /Master of Science in Real Estate And Construction Management - Dual in Accountancy/Real Estate And Construction Management
Master of Accountancy/International Master of Business Administration - Dual in Accountancy/Business Administration
Master of Accountancy/Master of Business Administration - Dual in Accountancy/Business Administration
Master of Business Ad
University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Accountancy
University of Phoenix (Aurora, CO / Colorado Springs, CO / Denver, CO / Fort Collins, CO / Lone Tree, CO / Pueblo, CO / Westminister, CO)
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)
Western State College of Colorado (Gunnison, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Westwood College (Denver, CO)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting And Financial Management
(some programs offered online)

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