dcsimg
Find Accounting Programs

Accounting Schools in Arkansas

Accounting schools in Arkansas may help aspiring financial professionals benefit from the combination of knowledge and skills offered through their programs. During their studies, students may learn about reading financial statements, how to present information to shareholders, business law, and principles of taxation.

Postsecondary institutions in Arkansas may offer a number of different types of accounting programs, including full time, part time, or online. Students might be able to pursue certificates, bachelor's and even graduate degrees, depending on the school.

Arkansas Schools: Accounting Programs

Below is a table showing the schools located in Arkansas that offer accounting-related programs, based on information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. These schools feature program(s) in one or more of the following areas: accounting, accounting and business/management, accounting and finance, accounting technology and bookkeeping, accounting and other related services, auditing.

Name

City

School Website

University Type

Net Price

(2011-2012)

Arkansas Baptist College

Little Rock

www.arkansasbaptist.edu

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

$17,309

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville

www.anc.edu

2-year, Public

$7,417

Arkansas State University-Beebe

Beebe

www.asub.edu

2-year, Public

$6,591

Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Jonesboro

www2.astate.edu

4-year, Public

$8,708

Arkansas State University-Newport

Newport

www.asun.edu

2-year, Public

$4,523

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville

www.atu.edu

4-year, Public

$7,867

Black River Technical College

Pocahontas

www.blackrivertech.edu

2-year, Public

$7,958

College of the Ouachitas

Malvern

www.coto.edu

2-year, Public

$4,916

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

De Queen

www.cccua.edu/

2-year, Public

$6,510

Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute

Forrest City

www.crti.tec.ar.us

< 2-year, Public

$3,305

Harding University

Searcy

www.harding.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$15,508

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia

www.hsu.edu

4-year, Public

$9,173

Hendrix College

Conway

www.hendrix.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$20,803

John Brown University

Siloam Springs

www.jbu.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$15,486

Lyon College

Batesville

www.lyon.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$13,772

National Park Community College

Hot Springs

www.npcc.edu

2-year, Public

$9,886

North Arkansas College

Harrison

www.northark.edu

2-year, Public

$5,878

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville

www.nwacc.edu

2-year, Public

$11,449

Northwest Technical Institute

Springdale

www.nwti.edu

< 2-year, Public

$7,056

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia

www.obu.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$17,575

Ozarka College

Melbourne

www.ozarka.edu

2-year, Public

$6,615

Pulaski Technical College

North Little Rock

www.pulaskitech.edu

2-year, Public

$11,376

South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado

www.southark.edu

2-year, Public

$10,008

Southeast Arkansas College

Pine Bluff

www.seark.edu

2-year, Public

$9,126

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Magnolia

WWW.SAUMAG.EDU

4-year, Public

$7,772

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville

www.uark.edu

4-year, Public

$11,496

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock

ualr.edu/www/

4-year, Public

$9,872

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello

www.uamont.edu

4-year, primarily associate's, Public

$9,578

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff

www.uapb.edu

4-year, Public

$8,823

University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville

Batesville

www.uaccb.edu

2-year, Public

$7,364

University of Arkansas Community College-Hope

Hope

www.uacch.edu

2-year, Public

$11,499

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Fort Smith

uafs.edu/

4-year, Public

$6,624

University of Central Arkansas

Conway

www.uca.edu

4-year, Public

$10,184

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville

www.ozarks.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$15,467

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator, 2013, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Certification and Licensing Requirements for Arkansas Accountants

The BLS indicates that accountants who go on to become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) can expect to have an edge in the hiring process over those who do not pursue this certification. CPAs need a state license to practice, which includes taking the Uniform CPA Examination. Arkansas publishes minimum requirements that must be met before an applicant can sit for the exam. This includes earning a bachelor's degree from an approved school, with 30 credit hours of upper-level accounting courses (or 20 hours of graduate courses) and 30 hours of business courses. After successfully passing the exam, CPA candidates must meet other requirements to gain licensure, including earning a total of 150 college credits and completing one year of accounting-related work experience. For further details on becoming a CPA in Arkansas, please contact the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Career Opportunities for Graduates of Accounting Schools in Arkansas

Students who earn their accounting degrees in Arkansas may find themselves able to look for a variety of specializations within the field, depending on their education level and career preferences. Potential career opportunities could include managerial accountant, IT auditor, bookkeeper, payroll clerk, budget analyst, tax examiner or revenue agent.

Numerous nationally-recognized accounting firms reside in Arkansas. Three of the "Big Four" global firms maintain offices in the state. These include Deloitte, one of the largest accounting firms in the country, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The following table shows other accounting firms that are located in Arkansas:

Accounting Firms in Arkansas

City

Website

Hudson, Cisne & Company, LLP

Little Rock

www.hc-cpa.com

Jones & Co.

Paragould

www.jonescpa.com

Ervin & Company

Fayetteville

www.ervincpa.com

Emrich & Scroggins, LLP

El Dorado, Warren

www.emrichscroggins.com

Richard H. Meads

Springdale

www.rmeads-cpa.com

Bell, Foster, Bowman, Fleming, P.A.

Little Rock

www.fosterfleming.com

Erwin & Company

Little Rock

www.erwinco.com

Jason Bauer, CPA

Little Rock

www.littlerockcpa.net

Able Bookkeeping

Rogers

www.ablebk.com

Ballard & Company, Ltd

Mountain Home

www.ballardcpa.com

Beall, Barclay & Company, PLC

Fort Smith

www.beallbarclay.com

Bell & Company, PA

Bell & Company, PA

www.bellandcompany.net

Bonds & Company, CPAs, PA

Sherwood

www.bondscpa.com

EGP, PLLC

North Little Rock

www.egpcpas.com

Richard L Maxwell & Associates, PLLC

Crossett

www.maxwellcpa.com

Employment Outlook for Accounting Careers in Arkansas

Once someone has earned their degree in accounting, there are a number of careers they may be able to pursue. Below are a few of the potential positions, along with their projected growth and salary data:

Occupation

Mean Annual Wage, Arkansas (May 2012)

Mean Annual Wage, United States (May 2012)

Projected State Employment Growth (2010-2020)

Projected National Employment Growth (2010-2020)

Accountants and Auditors

$61,020

$71,040

12%

16%

Budget Analysts

$49,290

$72,100

14%

10%

Financial Analysts

$74,080

$69,500

12%

23%

Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks

$33,010

$36,640

8%

14%

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment Projections, 2012; Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment and Wages, 2013; Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, 2013

* Salaries and employment opportunities may vary based on experience, education, location and other factors.

Sources:

Accountants and Auditors, May 2012 Occupational Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132011.htm

Accountants and Auditors, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2012-13 Edition), Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Accountants-and-auditors.htm

Budget Analysts, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012,

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Budget-analysts.htm

Budget Analysts, Occupational Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013,

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132031.htm

Financial Analysts, Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012,

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Financial-analysts.htm

Financial Analysts, Occupational Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013,

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132051.htm

2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 29, 2013,

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm

Arkansas, May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ar.htm

The Best Accounting Firms to Work For, Forbes, Jacquelyn Smith, April 17, 2012, http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2012/04/17/the-best-accounting-firms-to-work-for/

State of Arkansas, Long-Term Industry and Occupational Projections, 2010-2020

http://www.discoverarkansas.net/admin/uploadedPublications/2113_LT_State_10-20.pdf

Rules and Regulations, Arkansas State Board of Accountancy, Effective August 17, 2013

http://www.arkansas.gov/asbpa/rules_2013/Complete_Rules_Set.pdf

College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, 2013

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

National Employment by Occupation, Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

http://bls.gov/emp/ep_table_102.htm

 

Search for Accounting Schools in Arkansas

 
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            Master of Science in Taxation
            • The online M.S. in Accounting from St. John's provides you with the technical accounting knowledge and prepares you for the CPA exam.
            • Online Courses
            MS in Accounting - Government Specialization

            WELCOME TO KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

            Online Education That Fits Your Life

            For 80 years, we’ve been preparing students for career success. We’ve led the wayso that our students can too.

            Globally Renowned Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

            Purdue University, one of the nation's most respected universities, will acquire Kaplan University and create a new, nonprofit, public institution within the Purdue system. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place later this year. This change will be seamless—during the transition, you will still be able to enroll at Kaplan University, earn a high-quality education, and meet your educational and career goals.

            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Accountancy
            • A private Catholic & Jesuit institution delivering a transformative education
            • Scranton U has earned accreditation from 17 different accrediting agencies
            • Lovely 58 acre campus situated off Interstate 81 in PA’s Pocono Northeast region
            • 88% of faculty hold doctoral or other terminal degrees in their fields
            • 2017-18 first-year students got $30 million + in financial aid & scholarships
            • Online Courses
            Accounting (BS to MS)
            • Earn your Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 100% online
            • Learn business and leadership skills through case studies and intensive projects, culminating in a capstone course
            • Program designed to teach students key concepts in accounting, financial services, and marketing
            • South University brings over 115 years of achievement and tradition to a supportive, online classroom
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Science in Accountancy
            • This program combines government and nonprofit perspectives for a comprehensive outlook and broad-based training in public administration.
            • Affordable and convenient, it prepares students to act as authentic and ethical leaders in a challenging public service landscape.
            • Online Courses
            MS in Accounting
            • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
            • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
            • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            B.S. in Accounting
            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
            • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
            • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Business Management & Accounting (AAS)

            The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

            Congratulations! Your interest in Independence University is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

            We want to help you get that degree. Consider:

            1.       Start Fast, Finish Fast: You can earn an Associate’s degree in 20 months, and a Bachelor’s degree in 30 to 36 months.*

            2.       Save up to $5,000 on your college degree.† You can afford college with our new Fresh Start Scholarships!

            3.       Tuition Assistance: Financial aid and grants are available to those who qualify.

            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Master of Science Professional Accounting
            • A top Catholic university, SHC has guided students in mind, heart & spirit since 1856
            • AACSB accredited college with more than 90 exceptional academic programs
            • Ranked by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek
            • Seton Hall offers more than 17,000 internship opportunities to choose from
            • 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio for strong mentor-guided career endeavors
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            Accountancy with a concentration in General Accounting
            • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
            • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
            • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
            • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses