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Accounting Schools in California

There are 63 California schools offering accounting programs. 2,791 students graduated from programs at California accounting schools in 2010. 1,395 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 549 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 2,532 students graduate from programs in this state in accounting per year. This accounts for 3% of accounting students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 434 students graduated with certificates in accounting, 413 with a degree at the associate's level, 1,395 with a bachelor's level degree, and 549 with a master's level degree.

63 accounting schools are located in California. Out of these, while 54 schools are private, nine schools are public. While public accounting school tuition varies from $4,848 to $6,480, private accounting school tuition varies from $10,134 to $40,230.

Average tuition for programs in accounting is $21,769. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,848 per year, is at California State University-Los Angeles, while the highest tuition for accounting programs, which is $40,230 each year, is at Claremont McKenna College.

California accounting schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Accounting Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 2,532 students graduate from programs in this state in accounting per year. This accounts for 3% of accounting students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 434 students graduated with certificates in accounting, 413 with a degree at the associate's level, 1,395 with a bachelor's level degree, and 549 with a master's level degree.

Accounting Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 322
  • Certificate 2007: 325
  • Certificate 2008: 313
  • Certificate 2009: 327
  • Certificate 2010: 434
  • Associate 2006: 55
  • Associate 2007: 237
  • Associate 2008: 274
  • Associate 2009: 264
  • Associate 2010: 413
  • Bachelor 2006: 1223
  • Bachelor 2007: 1230
  • Bachelor 2008: 1316
  • Bachelor 2009: 1308
  • Bachelor 2010: 1395
  • Master 2006: 345
  • Master 2007: 366
  • Master 2008: 371
  • Master 2009: 500
  • Master 2010: 549

Accounting Program Availability in California

Schools in this western state offer a total of 100 programs in accounting. Of these programs, 35% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Accounting Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 30
  • Associate: 18
  • Bachelor: 35
  • Master: 17

Career Trends

Accountants — Salary by Percentile

Accountants — Salary by Percentile

Accountants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 43620
  • 25th Percentile: 53580
  • Median: 67910
  • 75th Percentile: 86860
  • 90th Percentile: 112150

Career Trends

Accountants — Employment Trend

Accountants — Employment Trend

Accountants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 57820
  • Median Salary 2007: 60580
  • Median Salary 2008: 64660
  • Median Salary 2009: 65810
  • Median Salary 2010: 67910
  • Total Employed 2006: 124560
  • Total Employed 2007: 131000
  • Total Employed 2008: 128550
  • Total Employed 2009: 119890
  • Total Employed 2010: 118550

California vs National Accounting Employment

California vs National Accounting Employment

  • Employed in California: 11.054% (118550)

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1. Heald College - Stockton

1605 E March Ln
Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 473-5200

Heald College-Stockton is near the heart of downtown. It offers two accounting programs. More specifically, this school offers students one certificate in accounting and one associate's level accounting degree. 2,319 students seek degrees in 22 programs at this school, overall.

2. CET - Gilroy

7800 Arroyo Cir
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 287-7924

CET-Gilroy, which is very close to Gilroy, California, is located in a rural area and it offers one accounting program. This school is one of 242 vocational schools in California.

3. Humphreys College - Stockton and Modestoes

6650 Inglewood Ave
Stockton, CA 95207-3896
(209) 478-0800

Humphreys College-Stockton and Modestoes is 3.9 miles from the center of the city. It offers three accounting programs. More specifically, it offers one certificate in accounting to students, one associate's level accounting degree, and one bachelor's level degree in accounting. 900 students pursue degrees in 28 programs at this school, overall. HC is the tenth oldest institution in the state of California offering accounting programs.

4. Saint Marys College of California

1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 631-4000

Saint Marys College of California offers one accounting program and SMC is located in the suburbs of Moraga, California. 3,917 students seek degrees in 78 programs at this medium-sized school, overall.

5. The University of Phoenix - San Diego

3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123-4403
(800) 473-4346

The University of Phoenix-San Diego is 7.2 miles from the heart of downtown. This school offers two programs in accounting. Of those, it offers one bachelor's level accounting degree to students and one accounting degree at the master's level.

6. California College - San Diego

2820 Camino Del Rio South- Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108-3824
(619) 680-4430x1501

California College-San Diego offers one accounting program and this school is 4.0 miles from the heart of downtown. 485 students pursue degrees in ten California College-San Diego programs, overall.

7. Claremont McKenna College

500 E 9th St
Claremont, CA 91711-6400
(909) 621-8000

Claremont McKenna College is located in the suburbs of Claremont, California and this school offers one accounting program. 1,278 students pursue degrees in 50 CMC programs, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of California offering accounting.

8. The University of La Verne

1950 Third St
La Verne, CA 91750-4401
(909) 593-3511x4900

The University of La Verne offers one accounting program and La Verne is located in the suburbs of La Verne, California. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering accounting programs.

9. CET - Sobrato

701 Vine St
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 287-7924

CET-Sobrato, which is near the center of the city, is in San Jose, CA and it offers one program in accounting. 711 students pursue degrees in 11 programs at this school, overall.

10. Empire College School of Business

3035 Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2126
(707) 546-4000

Empire College School of Business, which is near the center of the city, is in Santa Rosa, CA. It offers two programs in accounting. Out of those, this small school offers students one certificate in accounting and one degree at the associate's level in accounting. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

11. Heald College - Rancho Cordova

2910 Prospect Park Dr
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 414-2700x2746

Heald College-Rancho Cordova, which is very close to Rancho Cordova, California, is in a rural area. It offers two programs in accounting. Out of those, students are offered one accounting certificate by it and one associate's level accounting degree. This small school is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering accounting in terms of programs.

12. The Cambridge Junior College - Yuba City

990-A Klamath Lane
Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 674-9199

The Cambridge Junior College-Yuba City is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in accounting. In terms of programs, it is the third largest institution in the state of California offering accounting.

13. MTI College

5221 Madison Ave
Sacramento, CA 95841-9817
(916) 339-1500

MTI College offers one program in accounting and it is located in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

14. The Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education

1515 W Mission Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766-1233
(909) 469-2333

The Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education offers one accounting program and this school is near the heart of downtown. Overall, 1,309 students pursue degrees in 19 programs at this school.

15. CET - San Bernardino

1430 Cooley Court
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(408) 287-7924

CET-San Bernardino is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in accounting.

16. DeVry University - California

901 Corporate Ctr Dr
Pomona, CA 91768-2642
(909) 622-8866

DeVry University-California, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Pomona, CA and it offers one program in accounting. This medium-sized school is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of California offering accounting in terms of programs.

17. Heald College - Roseville

Seven Sierra Gate Plz
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 789-8600

Heald College-Roseville is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown. This school offers two programs in accounting. Of those, students are offered one accounting certificate by this school and one associate's level accounting degree.

18. Simpson University

2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003-8606
(530) 224-5600

Simpson University, which is very close to Redding, California, is in a rural area and it offers one accounting program. This school is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California.

19. The University of Phoenix - Central Valley

45 Riverpark Pl W Ste 300
Fresno, CA 93720-1562
(800) 266-2107

The University of Phoenix-Central Valley, which is 7.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Fresno, CA and it offers one accounting program. Overall, 2,554 students pursue degrees in 37 UOPX programs.

20. The University of Redlands

1200 E. Colton Ave
Redlands, CA 92373-0999
(909) 793-2121

The University of Redlands is near the heart of downtown and it offers one accounting program. Redlands is a 4-year institution.

21. Golden Gate University - San Francisco

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
(415) 442-7800

Golden Gate University-San Francisco is near the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in accounting. Specifically, this school offers one degree at the bachelor's level in accounting to students and one degree at the master's level in accounting. GGU is a 4-year institution.

22. Heald College - Modesto

5260 Pirrone Ct
Salida, CA 95367
(209) 416-3700

Heald College-Modesto is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Salida, California. This school is one of several campuses. It offers eight degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 287 students sought degrees from the eight programs at this school. It offers subjects such as business, medical assisting, and business administration.

23. The Los Angeles ORT College - Van Nuys

14519 W.Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 382-6000x6025

The Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys is in the center of Van Nuys and this school offers one accounting program. It is a 2-year institution.

24. CET - El Centro

294 S 3rd St
El Centro, CA 92243
(408) 287-7924

CET-El Centro offers one program in accounting and it is 0.8 miles from the center of the city. 305 students pursue degrees in five CET-El Centro programs, overall.

25. Heald College - Fresno

255 W Bullard
Fresno, CA 93704
(209) 438-4222

Heald College-Fresno offers two accounting programs. Of those, it offers students one certificate in accounting and one accounting degree at the associate's level. This school is near the heart of downtown. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of California offering accounting.

26. Everest College - Ontario Metro

1819 South Excise Avenue
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 484-4311

Everest College-Ontario Metro, which is only a few miles from Ontario, is located in a rural area and it offers one accounting program. Overall, 1,162 students seek degrees in seven programs at this very small school.

27. Heald College - San Jose

341 Great Mall Pky
Milpitas, CA 95035-8008
(408) 934-4900

Heald College-San Jose offers two programs in accounting. Of those, students are offered one certificate in accounting by it and one associate's level degree in accounting. This small school, which is near the center of the city, is in Milpitas, CA. Overall, 1,680 students seek degrees in 18 programs at this school. It is the seventh biggest institution in the state of California offering accounting in terms of programs.

28. The Southern California Institute of Technology

222 S. Harbor Blvd.- Suite 200
Anaheim, CA 92805-3758
(714) 300-0300

The Southern California Institute of Technology offers two programs in accounting. More specifically, students are offered one accounting certificate by SCIT and one bachelor's level degree in accounting. This school is located in the center of Anaheim. 695 students pursue degrees in 13 Southern California Institute of Technology programs, overall. SCI Tech is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering accounting in terms of programs.

29. Woodbury University

7500 Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91510-7846
(818) 767-0888x220

Woodbury University offers one program in accounting and this school, which is 2.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Burbank, CA. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of California offering accounting programs.

30. The Milan Institute - Visalia

6500 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 684-3900

The Milan Institute-Visalia is near the heart of downtown and it offers one accounting program. It is a for-profit institution.

31. North-West College - Pasadena

530 E Union
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-5815

Founded in 1966, North-West College-Pasadena is a for-profit institution. This school is located in the center of Pasadena. It offers students nine certificates. In 2010, 123 students sought degrees from the nine programs at this school. This school offers subjects including pharmacy technology and business. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits it. It is one of 242 vocational schools in California.

32. CET - Rancho Temecula

27941 Jefferson Avenue
Temecula, CA 92590
(408) 287-7924

CET-Rancho Temecula offers two programs in accounting. It offers two accounting certificates to students. This vocational school is located in Temecula, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is one of 242 vocational schools in California.

33. La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515-8247
(951) 785-2000

La Sierra University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Riverside, CA. LSU offers two programs in accounting. More specifically, LSU offers one bachelor's level degree in accounting to students and one master's level accounting degree. La SIerra is a 4-year institution.

34. Heald College - Hayward

25500 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 783-2100

Heald College-Hayward, which is very close to Hayward, California, is in a rural setting. It offers two accounting programs. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in accounting and one associate's level degree in accounting. Overall, 2,073 students pursue degrees in 20 programs at this school. It ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

35. Advanced College

13180 Paramount Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280
(562) 408-6969

Advanced College is in the suburbs of South Gate, California. It offers two accounting programs. Out of those, this school offers one certificate in accounting to students and one degree at the associate's level in accounting.

36. Heald College - Salinas

1450 N Main St
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-1700

Heald College-Salinas offers two accounting programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in accounting by this school and one accounting degree at the associate's level. It is near the heart of downtown.

37. The Los Angeles ORT College - Los Angeles

6435 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 966-5444x210

The Los Angeles ORT College-Los Angeles is 7.3 miles from the heart of downtown. This school offers two accounting programs. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in accounting and one associate's level degree in accounting.

38. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education

5200 Valentine Rd
Ventura, CA 93003-0000
(805) 289-1744x1108

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education offers two accounting programs. Students are offered two accounting certificates by this school. This vocational school is in Ventura, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This vocational school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

39. ICDC College

5422 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(310) 482-6996

ICDC College, which is 4.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Los Angeles, CA and it offers one program in accounting. It ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

40. Pacific States University

3450 Wilshire Blvd. 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 731-2383

Pacific States University, which is near the center of the city, is in Los Angeles, CA. PSU offers three programs in accounting. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in accounting by it, one accounting degree at the bachelor's level, and one master's level accounting degree. 196 students pursue degrees in ten Pacific States University programs, overall.

41. Scripps College

1030 North Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-3905
(909) 621-8149

Founded in 1926, Scripps College is a 4-year institution. Scripps is located in the suburbs of Claremont, California. Students are offered two certificates and 60 degrees at the bachelors level by it. 965 students sought degrees from the 62 programs at this school in 2010. It offers subjects including acting, language, and science. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it. This school is the only school which requires freshmen to live on campus in California.

42. Heald College - San Francisco

350 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 808-3000

Heald College-San Francisco is near the heart of downtown. It offers two accounting programs. More specifically, this school offers one certificate in accounting to students and one accounting degree at the associate's level. 1,541 students pursue degrees in 20 Heald College-San Francisco programs, overall. This school ranks tenth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

43. California State University - San Bernardino

5500 University Pky
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
(909) 537-5000

California State University-San Bernardino offers one program in accounting and this university is 5.3 miles from the center of the city. 16,400 students seek degrees in 61 Cal State San Bernardino programs, overall. It is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering accounting in terms of programs.

44. Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
(626) 969-3434

Azusa Pacific University is located in the suburbs of Azusa, California and APU offers one program in accounting. 9,258 students pursue degrees in 55 programs at this school, overall.

45. Loyola Marymount University

One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
(310) 338-2700

Loyola Marymount University is near Los Angeles, CA and LMU offers one program in accounting.

46. The University of Phoenix - Southern California

3100 Bristol Street- Suite 500
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3099
(800) 888-1968

The University of Phoenix-Southern California offers two programs in accounting. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in accounting by Phoenix and one master's level accounting degree. This large school, which is 3.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Costa Mesa, CA. Phoenix is a for-profit 4-year institution. UOPX is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering accounting in terms of programs.

47. Heald College - Concord

5130 Commercial Circle
Concord, CA 94520-0522
(925) 288-5800

Heald College-Concord is located in Concord, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers six programs in accounting. Out of those, this school offers three accounting certificates to students and three accounting degrees at the associate's level. Overall, 1,775 students pursue degrees in 37 programs at this school. In terms of programs, this school is the largest institution in the state of California offering accounting.

48. The University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(619) 260-4600

The University of San Diego is near the heart of downtown. It offers two accounting programs. Specifically, this school offers one accounting degree at the bachelor's level to students and one accounting degree at the master's level. It is a 4-year institution.

49. Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4000

Pepperdine University offers one program in accounting and this school is located in the suburbs of Malibu, California. This school is a 4-year institution.

50. The University of Phoenix - Bay Area

3590 N First St
San Jose, CA 95134-1805
(800) 266-2107

The University of Phoenix-Bay Area, which is near the heart of downtown, is in San Jose, CA. It offers three accounting programs. Of those, students are offered two bachelor's level accounting degrees by it and one degree at the master's level in accounting.

51. Chapman University

One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6815

Chapman University offers one program in accounting and it is in the center of Orange. This mid-sized school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in accounting.

52. National University

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
(800) 628-8648

National University offers two programs in accounting. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in accounting by this school and one accounting degree at the master's level. It is located in La Jolla, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 16,249 students pursue degrees in 93 National University programs.

53. California State University - Fullerton

800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
(657) 278-2011

California State University-Fullerton is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in accounting. Overall, 35,590 students pursue degrees in 98 California State University-Fullerton programs. It ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

54. Fresno Pacific University

1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702-4709
(559) 453-2000

Fresno Pacific University is 2.5 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in accounting. This school is a 4-year institution.

55. Point Loma Nazarene University

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106-2899
(619) 849-2200

Point Loma Nazarene University offers one accounting program and PLNU, which is 5.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in San Diego, CA. This school is a 4-year institution.

56. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University offers one program in accounting and it is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown. It is one of 28 research universities in California. In terms of enrollment, this large university ranks fourth in the state of California.

57. Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4000

Santa Clara University offers three programs in accounting. Out of those, this university offers students one accounting certificate and two bachelor's level degrees in accounting. Santa Clara is near the heart of downtown. This mid-sized university is a 4-year research institution. This university is the oldest institution in the state of California offering accounting programs.

58. California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504-3297
(951) 689-5771

California Baptist University, which is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Riverside, CA and it offers one accounting program. CBU is a 4-year institution.

59. The University of Phoenix - Sacramento Valley

2860 Gateway Oaks Drive- Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833-4334
(800) 266-2107

The University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley offers two programs in accounting. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level accounting degree by it and one master's level degree in accounting. This school is 3.0 miles from the heart of downtown. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution.

60. The Vanguard University of Southern California

55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-3610

The Vanguard University of Southern California, which is 1.8 miles from the center of the city, is in Costa Mesa, CA and it offers one accounting program. 2,055 students pursue degrees in 35 Vanguard University of Southern California programs, overall.

61. California Lutheran University

60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787
(805) 492-2411

California Lutheran University offers one accounting program and CLU, which is 4.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Thousand Oaks, CA. This school is a 4-year institution.

62. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-1111

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is in the suburbs of San Luis Obispo, California and it offers one accounting program. Overall, 18,360 students pursue degrees in 90 programs at Cal Poly. This university is the sixth largest institution in the state of California offering accounting.

63. San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

San Diego State University offers two programs in accounting. Of those, this university offers students one bachelor's level degree in accounting and one accounting degree at the master's level. SDSU is near the heart of downtown. Overall, 29,187 students pursue degrees in 150 programs at this large university.

64. The University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-5555

The University of San Francisco is near the heart of downtown and this school offers one accounting program. 9,557 students seek degrees in 93 programs at this medium-sized school, overall. This school is the sixth largest institution in the state of California offering accounting.

65. California State University - Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200

California State University-Northridge is located in the center of Northridge and this school offers one accounting program. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California. In terms of programs, this school is the seventh biggest institution in the state of California offering accounting.

66. California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

California State University-Los Angeles offers one accounting program and it is 4.2 miles from the heart of downtown. Overall, 20,142 students pursue degrees in 104 Cal State L.A. programs. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of California offering accounting.