Find an Accounting Program in Kentucky


A 2016 report for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce reported that Kentucky had about 1.85 million paying jobs as of 2016.  The figure exceeds that during the peak of the last expansion by more than 20,000.  However, more than half of these jobs are located in the Lexington and Louisville areas. For accountants and auditors, job growth in Kentucky is expected to outpace average job growth in the state by 3.4-fold. According to the Kentucky Department for Employment Services, Labor Market Information department, 721 new 360 accounting jobs will open up between 2014 and 2024. This figure does not account for jobs that will be generated by accountants leaving the workforce. It reports that 10,790 10,200 accounting jobs in the state in 2014 2010 will grow to 11,511 by 2024.

Kentucky's economy is dominated by government, accounting for 15 percent of the state's gross domestic product, according to a report by the Kentucky government. The state is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies. Three health care giants are headquartered here: Humana, Omnicare and Kindred Healthcare. Yum Brands, which operates fast-food chains like Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, is headquartered in Louisville. The innovative online shoe retailer Zappos.com has a fulfillment center in Shepherdsville. Traditional certified public accountant (CPA) firms also offer opportunities for accountants. All of the 'Big Four' accounting firms have offices here as do a number of local companies such as Strothman & Company, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC and Montgomery Chilton Medley, LLP.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2016 numbers report accountants earn an average of $63,790 a year across the state. The agency lists Lexington as the city where accountants can earn the most on average. The income for entry-level accounting jobs in Lexington averages $41,220. In the smaller area of Elizabeth-Fort Knox, the average income for an entry-level accounting job is $32,840 a year.

To obtain a CPA license in Kentucky you must have a bachelor's degree. You must have at least 150 semester hours with a major in accounting to sit for the CPA exam. In addition to passing the state-administered Uniform CPA Examination, you must have a year of accounting or auditing experience in public practice, academia, industry or government that is verified by a licensed CPA.

The Kentucky Society of CPAs (http://www.kycpa.org/mx/hm.asp?id=home) offers CPAs in the state the opportunity to network, get involved with advocacy, and to keep their licenses current through continuing education. For certified management accountants (CMAs), the Institute for Management Accountants has active Kentucky chapters as part of the Lincoln Trail Regional Council (http://evansville.imanet.org/about-us/lincoln-trail-regional-council).

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43 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Asbury College (Wilmore, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Ashland Community and Technical College (Ashland, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Berea College (Berea, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Public Accounting
Big Sandy Community and Technical College (Prestonsburg, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bowling Green Technical College (Bowling Green, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Brescia University (Owensboro, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting
Campbellsville University (Campbellsville, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Daymar College (Owensboro, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting Technology
Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (Elizabethtown, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Gateway Community and Technical College (Covington, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Sciences in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Georgetown College (Georgetown, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Master of Business Administration in Accounting - Dual in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Master of Science in Accounting - Dual in Accounting
Henderson Community College (Henderson, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Interactive College of Technology (Florence, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Office Technology - Accounting
Diploma in Accounting and Automated Office
Jefferson Community and Technical College (Louisville, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Appplied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Trainee I
Certificate in Accounting Trainee II
Diploma in Accounting
Kentucky Christian University (Grayson, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Kentucky State University (Frankfort, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Kentucky Wesleyan College (Owensboro, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
CPA Certificate in Accounting
Lindsey Wilson College (Columbia, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Madisonville Community College (Madisonville, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Maysville Community and Technical College (Maysville, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Business Administration - Accounting
Midway College (Midway, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Morehead State University (Morehead, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Murray State University (Murray, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business - Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Business (Accounting) - Finance
Bachelor of Arts in Business (Accounting) - Financial Planning
Bachelor of Arts in Business (Accounting) - Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) - Finance
Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) - Financial Planning
Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting) - Information Systems
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
National College (Lexington, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business Administration - Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting Office Assistant
Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Certificate in Accounting CPA
Certificate in General Accounting
Master of Accountancy
Owensboro Community and Technical College (Owensboro, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Pikeville College (Pikeville, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Somerset Community College (Somerset, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (Cumberland, KY)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting
Spalding University (Louisville, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Spencerian College (Louisville, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting & Management
Diploma in Accounting
Sullivan University (Lexington, KY / Louisville, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
AS - Accounting
BSBA - Accounting
Diploma in Administrative Accounting Specialist
Diploma in Business Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Thomas More College (Crestview Hills, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Accountancy
Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy
Certificate in Accountancy
Transylvania University (Lexington, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Union College (Barbourville, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting
Master of Accounting
University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accountancy) - Information Security
Certificate in Accounting
Master of Accountancy
Master of Business Administration/Master of Accountancy - Joint Degree Program in Business Administration/Accountancy
University of Phoenix (Florence, KY / Louisville, KY)
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 Cumberlands (Williamsburg, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
West Kentucky Community & Technical College (Paducah, KY)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Trainee I
Certificate in Accounting Trainee II
Diploma in Accounting
Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Advanced Accounting Studies

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