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2022 Best Accounting Schools in Alabama

24 Colleges in Alabama
1,558 Accounting Degrees Awarded
$43,063 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you pursue a degree in accounting, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #8 most popular program in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual reviewed 24 schools in Alabama to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of accounting. Combined, these schools handed out 1,558 degrees in accounting to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Accounting School

Best Accounting Schools in Alabama The accounting program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Accounting rankings. We derive our Best Overall Accounting School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Accounting Degree Level

The accounting school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Accounting Schools in Alabama. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Accounting in Alabama

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the accounting degree levels they offer.

10 Top Alabama Schools in Accounting

#1

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
263 Accounting Degrees Awarded

Auburn University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in accounting. Located in the city of Auburn, Auburn is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #216 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Auburn is a great university overall.

There were about 263 accounting students who graduated with this degree at Auburn in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the accounting degree program at Auburn University earn $9,287 more than the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#2

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
388 Accounting Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat The University of Alabama if you wish to pursue a degree in accounting. Located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #466 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UA is a great university overall.

There were approximately 388 accounting students who graduated with this degree at UA in the most recent year we have data available. Accounting degree recipients from The University of Alabama receive an earnings boost of approximately $11,637 over the typical income of accounting majors.

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#3

Samford University

Birmingham, AL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In AL
53 Accounting Degrees Awarded

Samford University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in accounting. Samford is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Birmingham. A Best Schools rank of #517 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Samford is a great university overall.

There were roughly 53 accounting students who graduated with this degree at Samford in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
199 Accounting Degrees Awarded

University of Alabama at Birmingham is a good decision for students pursuing a degree in accounting. UAB is a very large public university located in the city of Birmingham. A Best Schools rank of #668 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UAB is a great university overall.

There were about 199 accounting students who graduated with this degree at UAB in the most recent data year. Accounting degree recipients from University of Alabama at Birmingham get an earnings boost of about $7,237 above the typical income of accounting graduates.

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#5

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, AL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In AL

Located in the midsize city of Birmingham, BSC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #1102 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means BSC is a great college overall.

There were approximately 13 accounting students who graduated with this degree at BSC in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In AL
65 Accounting Degrees Awarded

UAH is a medium-sized public university located in the medium-sized city of Huntsville. A Best Schools rank of #1073 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UAH is a great university overall.

There were approximately 65 accounting students who graduated with this degree at UAH in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in accounting from University of Alabama in Huntsville

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
71 Accounting Degrees Awarded

UNA is a moderately-sized public university located in the city of Florence. A Best Schools rank of #1565 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UNA is a great university overall.

There were approximately 71 accounting students who graduated with this degree at UNA in the most recent data year. After graduation, accounting degree recipients typically make an average of $37,300 in the first five years of their career.

More information about a degree in accounting from University of North Alabama

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
67 Accounting Degrees Awarded

Located in the fringe town of Athens, Athens State University is a public university with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #1490 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Athens State University is a great university overall.

There were roughly 67 accounting students who graduated with this degree at Athens State University in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the accounting program state that they receive average early career earnings of $38,500.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
68 Accounting Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Mobile, USA is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #1256 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means USA is a great university overall.

There were about 68 accounting students who graduated with this degree at USA in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the accounting program report average early career income of $35,400.

More information about a degree in accounting from University of South Alabama

#10

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$27,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the large suburb of Montevallo, Montevallo is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 21st out of 48 colleges for overall quality in the state of Alabama.

There were approximately 22 accounting students who graduated with this degree at Montevallo in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduating, accounting degree recipients generally earn around $41,300 in their early careers.

More information about a degree in accounting from University of Montevallo

Best Accounting Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Accounting Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 2,473
Florida 276 3,940
North Carolina 274 2,487
Virginia 268 1,984
Tennessee 257 1,264
South Carolina 239 1,032
Kentucky 238 817
Mississippi 228 980
Arkansas 226 554
Louisiana 225 1,080
West Virginia 205 505

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One of 21 majors within the Business, Management & Marketing area of study, Accounting has other similar majors worth exploring.

Accounting Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Accounting 1,524
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 28
Accounting and Finance 3
Accounting and Business/Management 3

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 6,906
Marketing 1,309
Finance & Financial Management 1,221
Human Resource Management 410
Management Information Systems 407
Business/Managerial Economics 353
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 344
General Business/Commerce 281
Business Support & Assistant Services 259
Hospitality Management 212

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Pixabay.

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