Find an Accounting School in South Carolina


The economy of South Carolina continues to struggle, although its unemployment rate declined by half during the previous five years according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The South Carolina Department of Commerce reported that the major industry in the state was trade, transportation, and utilities closely followed by the government as of 2016. The May 2016 2011 US Bureau of Labor Statistics report for South Carolina showed that accountants and auditors earn an average of $61,340 a year, although where you work in the state makes a difference. For example, an accountant in Spartanburg earns an average income of $68,480, while one in Columbia averages $57,510.

Manufacturing once drove the South Carolina economy. Electrical-equipment, textiles and forest products are still important in the state; however, the service economy is growing the fastest with tourism, education and health care playing growing roles. Domtar, the only Fortune 500 company headquartered here, is hardly a household name, but is a major player in the paper products industry. A number of smaller companies and out-of-state giants are significant employers. Financial services, from mortgage giant ArborOne to banks like First Community Bank and First Reliance Bank, offer many opportunities to accountants. All of the 'Big Four' accounting firms have offices in the state and are joined by local firms like Webster Rogers and Elliott Davis LLC.

To start your career as a CPA in South Carolina, you need to pass the certified public accountant (CPA) exam. You can sit for the test after completing 120 semester hours of college courses, but to obtain a license, you need at least a bachelor's degree with an accounting concentration, including 36 hours of accounting courses and 36 hours in business or additional accounting courses. You also need to obtain a year of experience working under a licensed CPA.

The South Carolina Society of Accountants (http://www.scsacct.org/) offers aspiring accountants and practicing professionals the opportunity to network and get involved in industry issues. The Society also offers the continuing education classes needed to maintain CPA licensure. The Carolinas Council of the Institute of Management Accountants (http://carolinascouncil.imanet.org/) offers similar benefits and events for certified management accountants (CMAs).

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47 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Aiken Technical College (Graniteville, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in General Accounting
Allen University (Columbia, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Anderson University (Anderson, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
Benedict College (Columbia, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Accountancy
Central Carolina Technical College (Sumter, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Specialist
Centura College (Columbia, SC)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Business Accounting
Charleston Southern University (Charleston, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business in Accounting
Associate of Business in Accounting - General Business
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Claflin University (Orangeburg, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Professional Accountancy
Coastal Carolina University (Conway, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Major in Accounting - CMA/Finance
Major in Accounting - CPA
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
College of Charleston (Charleston, SC)
Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Accountancy
Columbia College (Columbia, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Converse College (Spartanburg, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Denmark Technical College (Denmark, SC)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Applied Science Certificate in Accounting
Erskine College (Due West, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Florence-Darlington Technical College (Florence, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Forrest Junior College (Anderson, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Francis Marion University (Florence, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Furman University (Greenville, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Business/Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Accounting - Dual in Business Administration/Accounting
Greenville Technical College (Greenville, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Applied Science Certificate in Accounting
Applied Science Certificate in Accounting Clerk
Applied Science Certificate in Small Business Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (Conway, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Lander University (Greenwood, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Limestone College (Gaffney, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Midlands Technical College (West Columbia, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business in Accounting
North Greenville University (Tigerville, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Accounting
Northeastern Technical College (Cheraw, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Clerk Accounting
Certificate in Accounting/Microcomputer Application
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (Orangeburg, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Basic Accounting
Piedmont Technical College (Greenwood, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
South Carolina State University (Orangeburg, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
South University (Columbia, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AS - Accounting
MBA - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Southern Wesleyan University (Central, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Spartanburg Community College (Spartanburg, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Administrative Accounting Specialist
Technical College of the Lowcountry (Beaufort, SC)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting
The Citadel (Charleston, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Tri-County Technical College (Pendleton, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Financial Accounting
Certificate in Managerial Accounting
Certificate in Payroll Accounting
Certificate in Tax Accounting
Trident Technical College (Charleston, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Applied Science Certificate in Professional Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
University of Phoenix (Columbia, SC)
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 South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Accountancy
University of South Carolina-Aiken (Aiken, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
University of South Carolina-Upstate (Spartanburg, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Virginia College (Greenville, SC / North Charleston, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
AS - Acct Specialist
(some programs offered online)
Voorhees College (Denmark, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting - Information Management
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Information Management
York Technical College (Rock Hill, SC)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in General Business - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Clerk

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