Accounting Degrees in Idaho

Boise State University

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1910 University Dr
(208) 426-1011

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's of Arts in Accountancy, Bachelor's of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accountancy, Master's in Science in Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Brigham Young University-Idaho

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525 S Center
(208) 496-1411

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Broadview University

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2750 East Gala Court
(651) 332-8000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's of Science in Accounting, Bachelor's of Science in Forensic Accounting, Associate of Applied Science in Management Accounting, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting and Tax Specialist, Certificates in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Brown Mackie College-Boise

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9050 W Overland Rd Ste 100
(208) 321-8800

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

College of Southern Idaho

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315 Falls Ave.
(208) 733-9554

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting/Bookkeeping

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

College of Western Idaho

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5500 East Opportunity Drive
(208) 562-3000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

CollegeAmerica-Stevens Henager College

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3200 Channing Way Ste A305
(208) 528-7696

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Management and Accounting, Bachelor's of Science in Accounting, Bachelor's of Science in Accounting with Forensic Emphasis

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of

Eastern Idaho Technical College

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1600 S 25th E
(208) 524-3000 x3371

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Paraprofessional Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Idaho State University

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921 S 8th Ave
(208) 282-2700

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's in Accounting, Master's of Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Lewis-Clark State College

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500 8th Ave
(208) 792-5272

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's of Business Administration with Management Accounting Emphasis

Accrediting Agency:

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

North Idaho College

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1000 West Garden Avenue
(208) 769-3300

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Assistancy

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Northwest Nazarene University

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623 S. University Blvd.
(208) 467-8011

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Stevens Henager College

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1444 Entertainment Avenue
(208) 383-4540

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Management and Accounting, Bachelor's of Science in Accounting, Bachelor's of Science in Accounting with Forensic Emphasis

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of

The College of Idaho

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2112 Cleveland Blvd
(208) 459-5011

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Seeking Accreditation

University of Idaho

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875 Perimeter Drive
(888) 884-3246

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's of Science in Business with an Accounting Emphasis, Master's of Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

University of Phoenix-Idaho Campus

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1422 S. Tech Lane
(208) 898-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts with Concentration in Accounting, Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Accounting Foundations, Bachelor's of Science in Business with a Concentration in Accounting, Bachelor's of Science in Accounting, Master's of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Council for Business Schoools and Programs (ACBSP)

Educational Requirements

Candidates for CPA licensure in the state of Idaho must hold at least a bachelor’s degree with 150 credit hours.

Salary

In May 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated that 3,360 accountants and auditors were employed in Idaho. The average wage for accountants and auditors in Idaho in 2011 was $60,720.

CPA Licensing in Idaho

Idaho CPAs are licensed by the Idaho State Board of Accountancy. To become licensed, a person must first take the CPA exam after meeting the following academic requirements:

  • Complete the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement Criminal History Records Check form and return it with their application.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 30 or more semester hours in business administration subjects with 20 of those required hours in accounting subjects.

Requirements to be issued a certificate (license):

  • Complete 150 hours of semester study at an institution of higher education.
  • Earned a graduate degree with a concentration in accounting, OR
  • Earned a graduate degree and completed at least 24 semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate or 15 semester hours at the graduate level in the subjects of accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting, OR
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree and completed 24 semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate or graduate level and at least 24 semester hours in business courses at the undergraduate or graduate level, OR
  • Complete the AICPA’s professional ethics course.

Continuing Education Requirements

Idaho CPA certificates (licenses) are renewed annually, and Idaho CPAs are required to report their continued professional education (CPE) hours annually. A total of 80 semester hours of CPE must be completed in the two calendar years immediately preceding the date annual deadline. A rolling total of 4 CPE credits of ethics are required for all active CPAs. As of January 1, 2013, any Idaho ethics course from a NASBA registry or QAS provider is acceptable for CPE ethics credits.

Accounting Jobs in Idaho

Though well-known for being an important agricultural state, Idaho’s largest industry is actually science and technology, which accounts for over 25 percent of the state’s total revenue and 70 percent of its exports. Leading employers of CPAs in Idaho include Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, as well as MarkMonitor, Benewah Medical Center, the U.S. Land Management Bureau, Glanbia Foods, and D.L. Evans Bancork.