Find an Accounting Program in Oregon


As of 2017, Oregon is tied for the 15th lowest unemployment rate in the country in strong contrast to its status during the great recession. In particular, the outlook for accountants is a bright spot. Workforce Oregon, a project of the Oregon Employment Department, predicts that the accounting profession will grow faster than the average statewide through 2024 with an average of 607 jobs a year becoming available.

Workforce Oregon breaks up the number of total accounting jobs by industry. The professional services sector has the highest concentration of jobs for accountants with 4,101 3,954. The next key industry is management with 1,067 accounting jobs. Coming in third are accounting jobs in management.

Fortune 500 companies Nike and Precision Castparts are headquartered here. CNN/Money's Best Companies to Work For list for Oregon includes Intel and locally well-known Umpqua Bank. The big banks like Chase and Citibank are here, too. Joining Intel in the technology sector are Tekronix, Mentor Graphics and a host of up-and-coming firms in the so-called 'Silicon Forest.' The 'Big Four' accounting firms of KPMG, PWC and Ernst & Young are joined by local certified public accountant (CPA) firms like Perkins & Co. and Geffen Mesher & Co.

While the Oregon Employment Department 2016 figures indicate that accountants earned an average of $66,634, your income may vary depending on where you work. An accountant in Clackamas earns an average of $72,353, while their colleagues in the Portland metro area average $68,172.

To make accounting your career, you must receive the proper education and get licensure as a CPA. As far as education goes, you need a bachelor's degree with 150 semester hours, 24 of which must be in accounting and 24 of which must be in general business. Once you pass the CPA exam and the ethics exam, you need a year of work experience in the field under the supervision of a licensed CPA.

You can give your career a boost by getting involved with advocacy initiatives relevant to the field and by networking. The Oregon Society of CPAs (http://www.orcpa.org) offers opportunities for both, along with continuing education classes to keep your license current. The Institute of Management Accountants' Pacific Northwest Council (http://www.ima-pnc.org/) has active city chapters in the state and offers similar benefits to members.

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34 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Abdill Career College Inc (Medford, OR)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting Clerk/Bookkeeper
Blue Mountain Community College (Pendleton, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Technician
Central Oregon Community College (Bend, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Chemeketa Community College (Salem, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Administrative Assistant
Completion Certificate in Accounting
Clackamas Community College (Oregon City, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Clerk
Clatsop Community College (Astoria, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technician
Columbia Gorge Community College (The Dalles, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Clerk
Concordia University (Portland, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Corban University (Salem, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting and Finance
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting/Finance
DeVry University (Portland, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Technical Management - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Master of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Eastern Oregon University (La Grande, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Everest College (Portland, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate Degree - Accounting
Associate Degree - Business Accounting
George Fox University (Newberg, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Major in Accounting
Major in Accounting - Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations
Major in Accounting - Auditing
Major in Accounting - Corporate Finance
Major in Accounting - Financial Accounting
Major in Accounting - Governmental Accounting
Major in Accounting - Managerial Accounting
Major in Accounting - Taxation
Klamath Community College (Klamath Falls, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Services - Accounting
Certificate in Business and Management - Accounting
Linfield College (McMinnville, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting
Major in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Certificate in Accounting
Mt Hood Community College (Gresham, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Specialist - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Clerk
Northwest Christian University (Eugene, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Oregon Institute of Technology (Klamath Falls, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting
Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Pioneer Pacific College (HCI - Wilsonville, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business - Accounting
Portland Community College (Portland, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Accelerated Certificate in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Science Oregon Transfer in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Entry-Level Accounting Clerk
Portland State University (Portland, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Major in Accounting
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting
Rogue Community College (Grants Pass, OR)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Completion Certificate in Business Assistant - Accounting Assistant Specialty
Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting (Managerial Accounting)
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting (Public Accounting)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting (Managerial Accounting)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting (Public Accounting)
Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Southwestern Oregon Community College (Coos Bay, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science Business in Management/Entrepreneurship - Accounting
Completion Certificate in Accounting
Tillamook Bay Community College (Tillamook, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Treasure Valley Community College (Ontario, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Management - Accounting
Umpqua Community College (Roseburg, OR)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology - Accounting
University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Governmental Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Managerial and Behavioral Accounting
Master of Accounting
University of Phoenix (Tigard, OR)
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 Portland (Portland, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting/Master of Business Administration in Accounting - Dual in Accounting
Warner Pacific College (Portland, OR)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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