Find Accounting Programs in Virginia


Driven by the economic powerhouse of Northern Virginia, the state has enjoyed a certain resiliency during tough times, at least partially because its proximity to the federal government has continually fueled the economy. The Virginia economy is a tale of two states in one. Outside of the knowledge-based, technology-intensive 'beltway bandit' Northern Virginia economy, the western part of the state is largely agricultural, and these agricultural jobs add up to the state's largest industry. As of March 2017, the unemployment rate of 3.8 percent is below the national average, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A 2016 report from the Virginia Employment Commission stated that the health care and social assistance will produce the most new jobs between 2014 and 2024. Professional, scientific and technical services is the second-fastest growing sector.

The 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that accountants earn an average wage of $83,380. This makes them the 4th best paid in the country on average. As of May 2016, the average salary for an entry-level accountant in the bottom ten percent is $48,620, while that of an experienced accountant in the top ten percent is $127,030. The Bureau also states that an accountant in Richmond makes an average of $73,690, a few thousand dollars more than the average wage for the same position in other cities such as Harrison and Lynchburg.  The Virginia Employment Commission predicts that the number of jobs for accountants will increase by 14.4 percent between 2014 and 2024 generating 1,804 jobs a year on average.

Above average incomes require both licensure and experience. To qualify for a certified public accountant (CPA) license, you first need to earn a bachelor's degree in an accounting concentration or the equivalent, as defined by the Virginia Board of Accountancy. You then need to pass the CPA exam and obtain a year of work experience.

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (http://www.vscpa.com/Content/vscpa.aspx) presents a lively calendar of networking and career development programs. For certified management accountants (CMAs), the Institute of Management Accountants (http://www.imanet.org/) has several chapters throughout the state. Accountants in government can benefit from the Association of Government Accountants (http://www.agacgfm.org/); in addition to events and advocacy, this organization offers a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFMÆ) designation, which may boost your government career.

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62 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Argosy University (Arlington, VA)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Advanced Professional Graduate Business Certificate in Accounting
DBA - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Averett University (Danville, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Blue Ridge Community College (Weyers Cave, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Bluefield College (Bluefield, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bridgewater College (Bridgewater, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Bryant & Stratton College (Richmond, VA / Virginia Beach, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Accounting
Central Virginia Community College (Lynchburg, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Centura College (Newport News, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business - Accounting Administration
Christopher Newport University (Newport News, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (Clifton Forge, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts and Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Danville Community College (Danville, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
DeVry University (Arlington, VA)
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
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Master of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Emory & Henry College (Emory, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Everest College (Chesapeake, VA / Newport News, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate Degree - Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Ferrum College (Ferrum, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Germanna Community College (Locust Grove, VA)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Career Studies Certificate in Accounting
Hampton University (Hampton, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Richmond, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
John Tyler Community College (Chester, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Career Studies Certificate in Accounting
Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
MS - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Longwood University (Farmville, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Lord Fairfax Community College (Middletown, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Marymount University (Arlington, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Mountain Empire Community College (Big Stone Gap, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
National College (Salem, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Accounting/Information Systems
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting Office Assistant
New River Community College (Dublin, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Northern Virginia Community College (Annandale, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Career Studies Certificate in Accounting
Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Patrick Henry Community College (Martinsville, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology - Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology - Accounting Information Systems
Piedmont Virginia Community College (Charlottesville, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Radford University (Radford, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Rappahannock Community College (Glenns, VA)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Bookkeeping/Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Roanoke College (Salem, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Saint Paul's College (Lawrenceville, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Southside Virginia Community College (Alberta, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Management - Accounting
Southwest Virginia Community College (Richlands, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Stratford University (Falls Church, VA)
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 Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance and Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Strayer University (Newington, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AA - Accounting
BS - Accounting
Diploma - Accounting
MBA - Accounting
MS - Accounting Info Systems
MS - Controllership
MS - Taxation
MS in Acc - Public Accounting
(some programs offered online)
The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Master of Accounting
Thomas Nelson Community College (Hampton, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Career Studies Certificate in Accounting
Tidewater Community College (Norfolk, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA)
Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
University of Phoenix (Arlington, VA / Fairfax, VA / Reston, VA / Richmond, VA)
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 Richmond (Richmond, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Accountancy
University of the Potomac (Herndon, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Advanced Professional Certificate in Business Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Management - Accounting
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
University of Virginia's College at Wise (Wise, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Business - Accounting
Master of Accountancy
Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting
Virginia Highlands Community College (Abingdon, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting and Information Systems Technology
Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Finance
Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Accounting and Information Systems
Doctor of Philosophy in Business - Accounting and Information Systems
Master of Accounting and Information Systems
Virginia Union University (Richmond, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Virginia Western Community College (Roanoke, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Career Studies Certificate in Accounting
Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting And Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting
Wytheville Community College (Wytheville, VA)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Business Management - Accounting

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