Accounting Schools in Kentucky

Kentucky Accounting Schools

Kentucky Board of Accountancy332 West Broadway – Suite 310
Louisville, KY 40202-2115
Phone: 502-595-3037
Fax: 502-595-4500
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Accounting is the practice of monitoring and analyzing financial records for either an individual or a corporation. Accountants have to be good with numbers and detail-oriented. Professional accounting positions usually require a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field.

Accounting programs usually begin with introductory courses that focus on basic accounting principles. After completing the introductory courses, students move on to the more advanced courses like:

  • tax accounting
  • cost accounting
  • auditing
  • accounting information systems

Most programs also include other business courses like business law, ethics and auditing. Outside of the classroom, a lot of schools offer internships so that students can apply what they have learned in the real-world.

In Kentucky, there are many schools with accounting bachelor degree programs. Graduates of these programs are qualified for a variety of entry-level accounting positions.

Total Accounting Schools: 35
Total Accounting Students: 21,622
Average Tuition: $16,011
Average Scholarship Package: $7,309
Average Grant Amount: $10,424
Average Classroom Size: 20 Students
Online Accounting Programs: 26
Average Online Tuition: $14,742
Online Undergraduate Programs: 26
Online Graduate Programs: 16
Top Accounting Schools:Transylvania University
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
Largest Accounting School:University of Kentucky
• 4,139 Students Currently Attending
Cheapest Accounting School:Somerset Community College
• $3,360 Annual Tuition Charges
School With Largest Financial Aid Packages:Berea College
• $22,244 Average Financial Aid Award

Salary and Job Outlook for Accountants in Kentucky

As of May 2020, Kentucky’s accountants earned an average salary of $62,550, while those at the top of the pay scale (90th percentile) earned about $116,280. Top earners in this profession largely represent those with advanced degrees like the master’s in accounting and those who have climbed the career ladder to earn senior- and executive-level positions.

Accountants in the Louisville/Jefferson County (KY-IN) region earned some of the highest salaries in the state as of May 2020, reporting an average salary of $65,980 and a top salary (90th percentile) of $126,300.

The number of accountants in Kentucky is projected to increase by 10% between 2018 and 2018 – that’s two and a half times the projected national growth rate in this profession during this time. During this ten-year period leading to 2028, the state expects to see about 1,320 annual job openings for accountants due to a combination of new job growth, retirements, and natural job turnover.

Most accountants work in offices. Some work as private accountants and manage the finances for an organization. Others work for public accounting firms that provide accounting services for other businesses, organizations, or individuals. The federal government also hires accountants.

In Kentucky, there are many opportunities for recent accounting graduates. In some cases, internships can lead to full-time employment after graduation. During tax season, many organizations hire accountants to assist with taxes. Public accounting firms often hire entry level staff accountants and teach them the business. The IRS has an office in Kentucky and many opportunities for entry level work.

May 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics salary and job market data for accountants and auditors represents state data, not school-specific information.

Job growth projections for 2018-2028 sourced from the U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored O*Net database represents state data, not school-specific information.

Conditions in your area may vary. Data Accessed May 2021.