Accounting Schools In Washington State

Accounting classes faculty can choose to work at one of 51 accredited accounting schools in Washington State. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in accounting in the state of Washington State, which encompasses accounting training at the following levels:

  • Accounting Certificate
  • Associates degree in Accounting
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • Masters degree in Accounting


Schools

  1. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  2. Bellingham Technical College

    3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225-1599

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  3. Big Bend Community College

    7662 Chanute St, Moses Lake, Washington 98837-3299

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  4. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  5. Centralia College

    600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, Washington 98531-4099

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  6. City University of Seattle

    11900 NE First Street, Bellevue, Washington 98005

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  7. Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598

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  8. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004

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  9. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  10. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  11. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  12. Everett Community College

    2000 Tower Street, Everett, Washington 98201

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  13. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  14. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  15. Grays Harbor College

    1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, Washington 98520-7599

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  16. Green River Community College

    12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, Washington 98092-3622

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  17. Heritage University

    3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, Washington 98948

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  18. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  19. Bates Technical College

    1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

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  20. Lake Washington Technical College

    11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506

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  21. Lower Columbia College

    1600 Maple Street, Longview, Washington 98632-0310

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  22. Seattle Community College-North Campus

    9600 College Way North, Seattle, Washington 98103-3599

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  23. Northwest University

    5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98083-0579

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  24. Olympic College

    1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

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  25. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  26. Peninsula College

    1502 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, Washington 98362

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  27. Renton Technical College

    3000 NE Fourth St, Renton, Washington 98056-4123

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  28. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  29. Seattle Community College-South Campus

    6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98106-1499

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  30. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  31. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  32. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  33. Skagit Valley College

    2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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  34. South Puget Sound Community College

    2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512-6292

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  35. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  36. Tacoma Community College

    6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100

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  37. Walla Walla Community College

    500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, Washington 99362-9267

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  38. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  39. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  40. Wenatchee Valley College

    1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, Washington 98801-1799

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  41. Everest College-Vancouver

    120 NE 136th Ave Ste 130, Vancouver, Washington 98684-6950

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  42. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  43. Whatcom Community College

    237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226

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  44. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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  45. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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  46. University of Washington-Bothell Campus

    18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, Washington 98011-8246

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  47. University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

    1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, Washington 98402-3100

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  48. Seattle Vocational Institute

    2120 S Jackson, Seattle, Washington 98144-2219

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  49. University of Phoenix-Western Washington Campus

    7100 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila, Washington 98188-8553

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  50. Pierce College at Puyallup

    1601 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, Washington 98374-2222

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  51. DeVry University-Washington

    3600 S 344th Way, Federal Way, Washington 98001-9558

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Accounting Employment

Washington State 79,230
National 3,526,740

Of all of the accounting professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Accounting professionals In Washington State

83,940 87,950 90,860 84,720 79,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Accounting is a shrinking field in Washington State. In 2010 there were 4,710 less accounting professionals working in Washington State than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has shrunk by 6% in four years. This decline is slower than the national trend for accounting professionals which shows a 7% decrease in the number of accounting professionals working around the nation.

Accounting VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$42,918 $43,860 $44,867 $45,602 $47,397
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Accounting
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by accounting professionals is increasing in Washington State. In 2006 accounting professionals made a mean salary of $42,918 per year, and in 2010 they made $47,397 per year.

Salary percentiles for Accounting professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$31,503
25th percentile
$37,295
50th percentile
$45,288
75th percentile
$55,153
90th percentile
$66,553

This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 111% pay differential between the highest paid accounting professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of accounting in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Accounting professionals and related professions in Washington State

Accounting
$47,397
Business
$100,314
Business Administration
$104,023
Finance
$70,698
Forensic Accounting
$61,207
Small Business
$131,480

Accounting professionals in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Accounting programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
32
bachelor
18
master
11
doctor
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Certificate
42
Total103

As the number of accounting professionals is decreasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 51 accredited accounting schools in Washington State state is increasing. In 2006 there were 1,831 accounting graduates from accounting courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 2,158 graduates.

Thus there was a 18% percent increase in the number of accounting school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. 41% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in accounting.

Accounting Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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