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Accounting Schools
In Columbia, Maryland

There is only one accounting school in Columbia for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the accounting academic community in Columbia, and the future trends. Academia in accounting includes accounting training at the accounting bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Maryland Accounting Employment

Columbia 32,620
Maryland 63,300

Exactly 32,620 of the 63,300 accounting professionals employed in Maryland, work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of accounting professionals in Columbia has shrunk by 2%. As the number of accounting professionals in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. Maryland Accounting employment growth

66,050 65,230 67,090 65,000 63,300
33,450 33,850 35,320 34,200 32,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Maryland
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Accounting VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$44,223 $46,998 $49,412 $50,045 $48,962
$43,230 $45,220 $47,030 $48,670 $49,910
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Accounting in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

Salaries for accounting professionals in Columbia have increased. In 2010 accounting professionals in Columbia reportedly earned an average salary of $48,962 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for accounting professionals in Columbia was $44,223 per year. The growth in the salary of accounting professionals in Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Accounting professionals in Columbia

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Accounting professionals make a median salary of $44,738 per year in Columbia. The 10% of accounting professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $29,538 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 153% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Accounting professionals and related professions in Columbia

Forensic Accounting
Business Administration
Small Business

On average accounting professional salaries in Columbia are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Accounting schools in Columbia


There is only one accredited accounting school in the city. Many of Columbia's accounting professionals are graduates of this school.

Accounting Programs Offered In Columbia


There is one degree and certificate program in accounting offered by Columbia's accounting school.

Student Completed Accounting Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 9 students graduated from accounting courses in 2010.

Accounting Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Maryland

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