Find an Accounting Program in Kansas


Although the recession lasted a bit longer in Kansas than in the rest of the country, the state has rebounded. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Kansas was tied for the 15th lowest unemployment rate in the country as of March 2017. The Kansas Department of Labor predicts that the accounting profession will grow 16.1 percent through 2022.

The state's location in the center of the country makes it a natural hub, with transportation as its top industry; this is followed by professional and business services. Kansas is home to several Fortune 500 companies, including Sprint/Nextel, Seaboard, and YRC Worldwide. The Inc 5000 list of innovative and fast-growing companies lists almost 40 firms in Kansas. Hallmark Cards and Harmon Industries are other large firms headquartered here. The 'big four' accounting firms are well-represented along with other giants like Grant Thornton. Some regional giants like Kennedy & Co. round out the certified public accountant (CPA) ecocosm.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics pegs the entry-level income in the state at $37,150, with experienced professionals earning an average of $96,940. Your earning potential may vary. In Manhattan the average starting income is around $36,220. In Wichita, it is possible to start at $40,280.

To join the accounting field you must hold a bachelor's degree and a transcript, documenting 150 hours of courses, with 42 hours in specified business and general education courses and 30 in advanced accounting classes. You must pass the four-part exam; each part can be taken separately. You also must take an ethics course and complete a year of accounting work supervised and documented by a licensed CPA.

The Kansas Society of Accountants (http://www.kscpa.org/) offers the continuing education classes you need to keep your license current and also stages a number of events and networking opportunities around the state. The Heartland Council of the Institute of Management Accountants (https://sites.google.com/site/imaheartlandcouncil/) offers the same benefits to certified management accountants (CMAs).

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43 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Barton County Community College (Great Bend, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting
Benedictine College (Atchison, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Bethel College (North Newton, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bryan College (Topeka, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Butler Community College (El Dorado, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Assistant
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Assistant
(some programs offered online)
Central Christian College of Kansas (McPherson, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
Cloud County Community College (Concordia, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Business - Accounting
Colby Community College (Colby, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Management - Accounting
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Technical Certificate in Business Management - Accounting
Cowley County Community College (Arkansas City, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Clerk
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Associate of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Dodge City Community College (Dodge City, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology - Accounting
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Donnelly College (Kansas City, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Emporia State University (Emporia, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting and Finance
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting - Public Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Friends University (Wichita, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Garden City Community College (Garden City, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Associate of Science in Business-Accounting/Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting - Dual in Accounting
Associate of Science in Business-Accounting/Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Communication - Dual in Accounting/Business Communication
Associate of Science in Business-Accounting/Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Education - Dual in Accounting/Business Education
Associate of Science in Business-Accounting/Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management - Dual in Accounting/Hospitality Management
Associate of Science in Business-Accounting/Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management - Dual in Accounting/Human Resource Management
Associate of Science in Business-Accounting/Bachelor of Business Administration in Management - Dual in Accounting/Management
Associate of Science in Business-Accounting/Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing - Dual in Accounting/Marketing
Hutchinson Community College (Hutchinson, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administrative Technology - Accounting Services
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Independence Community College (Independence, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting
Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Appplied Science in Accounting
Kansas City Kansas Community College (Kansas City, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Technical Certificate in Accounting
Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administraiton - Accounting
Master of Accountancy
Kansas Wesleyan University (Salina, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Labette Community College (Parsons, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Manhattan Area Technical College (Manhattan, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Bible/Bachelor of Accounting - Dual Degree Program in Bible/Accounting
McPherson College (McPherson, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
National American University (Overland Park, KS / Wichita West Ed Center, KS / Wichita, KS)
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)
Neosho County Community College (Chanute, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Newman University (Wichita, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Northwest Kansas Technical College (Goodland, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Ottawa University (Ottawa, KS / Overland Park, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
BA in Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting
Major in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Seward County Community College (Liberal, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technician
Associate of Science in Accounting
Southwestern College (Winfield, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Tabor College (Hillsboro, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting-Finance
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) - Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) - Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) - Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) - International Business
Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) - Marketing
Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting
Master of Accounting
University of Phoenix (Lenexa, KS / Topeka, KS / Wichita, KS)
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 Saint Mary (Leavenworth, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Washburn University (Topeka, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Wichita Area Technical College (Wichita, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Technical Certificate in Business Administration - Accounting
Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting - Accounting Information Systems
Master of Accounting - Taxation
Wright Career College (Overland Park, KS)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Diploma in Accounting

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