Accounting-related occupations are expected to grow around 11% in job numbers between 2014-2024, according to the BLS’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accounting is a key part of any business, as well as a service many Americans seek around federal tax filing time.

There are many accounting-related occupations, some of which are listed in this article, compiled from the Web pages of the 20 colleges ranked in this article. While some of the occupations require just a bachelor’s degree, some require an advanced degree and/or professional certification.

If you are interested in a career in accounting or closely-related fields, this rankings list of relevant and affordable online bachelor’s degrees may help you find a suitable college/ university. You can learn more about Cleary University here.

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Alphabetic list of schools covered in this ranking

The abbreviations used in the table below may not be official and in which case are used here for convenience only.

NCES Name (abbrev, estdate, rank) location $in-state $out-of-state $net price
Western International University (WIU, 1978, 1) Tempe, Arizona $6,000 $6,000 $2,280
National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension (NAU-AFB, 1974, 2) Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota $6,075 $6,075 $8,585
Cleary University (Cleary, 1883, 3) Howell, Michigan $20,000 $20,000 $8,593
Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU, 1897, 4) Alva, Oklahoma $12,562 $6,112 $8,613
Western Governors University (WGU, 1997, 5) Salt Lake City, Utah $6,070 $6,070 $8,624
University of Maine at Augusta (UMA, 1965, 6) Augusta, Maine $16,688 $7,448 $9,136
Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSUD, 1965, 7) Denver, Colorado $20,057 $6,420 $9,145
Peirce College (Peirce, 1865, 8) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania $14,184 $14,184 $9,302
Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU, 1884, 9) Natchitoches, Louisiana $17,794 $7,006 $9,488
American Public University System (APUS, 1991, 10) Charles Town, West Virginia $6,880 $6,880 $9,572
Dickinson State University (DSU, 1918, 11) Dickinson, North Dakota $8,679 $6,172 $10,074
University of Maryland-University College (UMUC, 1947, 12) Adelphi, Maryland $12,336 $7,056 $10,588
Brescia University (Brescia, 1925, 13) Owensboro, Kentucky $20,440 $20,440 $10,795
Columbia College (CC, 1851, 14) Columbia, Missouri $8,240 $8,240 $11,031
Morehead State University (MSU, 1887, 15) Morehead, Kentucky $20,246 $8,098 $11,373
Indiana State University (ISU, 1865, 16) Terre Haute, Indiana $18,708 $8,580 $11,525
Bellevue University (BU, 1966, 17) Bellevue, Nebraska $7,050 $7,050 $11,786
Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW, 1906, 18) Americus, Georgia $15,518 $5,262 $12,047
University of West Alabama (UWA, 1835, 19) Livingston, Alabama $15,878 $8,734 $12,350
University of Memphis (UofM, 1912, 20) Memphis, Tennessee $20,615 $8,903 $12,369