Accounting Degrees in Kansas

Allen County Community College

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1801 N Cottonwood
(620) 365-5116 x100

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's of Business Administration

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Baker University

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618 Eighth Street
(800) 873-4282

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, MBA or Master's degree in Management with Accounting concentration

Accrediting Agency:

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

Barton County Community College

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245 NE 30th Road
(620) 792-2701

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Benedictine College

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1020 N 2nd St
(913) 367-5340

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Bethany College

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335 E Swensson St
(785) 227-3311 x8361

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Brown Mackie College-Kansas City

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9705 Lenexa Dr.
(913) 768-1900 x5022

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting diploma, Associate degree in Accounting Technology

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Brown Mackie College-Salina

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2106 South 9th Street
(785) 825-5422

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting diploma, Associate degree in Accounting Technology

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Butler Community College

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901 S Haverhill Rd
(316) 321-2222

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Assistant Certificate, Accounting Assistant Associate degree, Associate degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Colby Community College

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1255 S Range
(785) 462-3984

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Business Administration/Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Cowley County Community College

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125 S 2nd St
(620) 442-0430

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degrees in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

Dodge City Community College

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2501 N 14th Ave
(620) 225-1321

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Transfer program for Accounting majors, Certificate or Associate degree in Business Technology

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

Emporia State University

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1200 Commercial
(620) 341-1200

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Fort Hays State University

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600 Park St
(785) 628-4000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, MBA with Accounting concentration

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Friends University

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2100 W. University Ave.
(316) 295-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, MBA in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

Highland Community College

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606 W Main
(785) 442-6000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degrees in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

Hutchinson Community College

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1300 N Plum St
(620) 665-3500

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting, Certificate or Associate in Business Admin Technologies - Accounting Services

Accrediting Agency:

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

Independence Community College

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1057 West College Avenue
(620) 331-4100

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

Johnson County Community College

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12345 College Blvd
(913) 469-8500

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

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

Kansas City Kansas Community College

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7250 State Ave
(913) 334-1100

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Kansas State University

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Anderson Hall
(785) 532-6011

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Master of Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Kansas Wesleyan University

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100 E. Claflin Ave.
(785) 827-5541 x1220

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Labette Community College

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200 S 14th
(620) 421-6700

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

MidAmerica Nazarene University

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2030 E College Way
(913) 782-3750

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

National American University-Overland Park

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10310 Mastin
(913) 981-8700

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with Accounting emphasis

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

National American University-Wichita

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7309 E 21st St. N. Suite G40
(316) 681-3050

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting, Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with Accounting emphasis

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Neosho County Community College

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800 W 14th St
(620) 431-2820 x217

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Newman University

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3100 McCormick Ave
(316) 942-4291

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Ottawa University-Kansas City

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4370 W. 109th Street Suite 200
(913) 451-1431

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Ottawa University-Ottawa

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1001 South Cedar
(785) 242-5200

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Pittsburg State University

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1701 S Broadway
(620) 231-7000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, MBA with Accounting concentration

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Seward County Community College and Area Technical School

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1801 N. Kansas Ave.
(620) 624-1951

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degrees in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

Southwestern College

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100 College Street
(620) 229-6000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Tabor College

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400 S Jefferson
(620) 947-3121 x1056

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with minor in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

University of Kansas

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Strong Hall
(785) 864-2700

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting, Master of Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

University of Phoenix-Wichita Campus

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3020 N. Cypress Dr
(316) 630-8121

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Associate degree in Accounting, Associate degree in Accounting Foundations

Accrediting Agency:

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

University of Saint Mary

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4100 S 4th St Trafficway
(913) 682-5151

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

Washburn University

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1700 SW College Avenue
(785) 670-1010

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Wichita State University

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1845 Fairmount
(316) 978-3456

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Master of Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, AACSB International

Wright Career College

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10975 El Monte
(913) 385-7700

Institution Type:

2-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Business Administration/Accounting, Accounting diploma

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Educational Requirements

Becoming a CPA in Kansas requires sitting for the four-part CPA exam and gaining licensure in the state. To take the Uniform CPA Exam in Kansas, applicants need to have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited, Board-approved college or university with 150 semester hours, including at least 42 hours in business and general education, at least 11 semester hours in written and oral communication, and at least 30 semester hours in accounting theory and practice courses. Specific subject area necessities are many, and current requirements can be found on the Kansas Board of Accountancy‘s website. Courses waived by the Board are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Salary

Accountants can expect to be paid competitively, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that accountants in Kansas were paid an average of $61,030 in 2011. Accountants in the lowest 10% of earnings in Kansas can expect to make $36,720 per year, while the highest 10% are paid $90,650. The metropolitan areas of Kansas City and Wichita have the highest average earnings for accountants throughout the state.

CPA Licensing in Kansas

As with many states, becoming a CPA in Kansas requires passing the four-part Uniform CPA Exam and successfully completing the AICPA’s Professional Ethics course. Specific requirements to become a certified public accountant (CPA) in Kansas include:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher, with a concentration in accounting.
  • Provide all transcripts for review upon sitting for the Uniform CPA Exam.
  • Pass the four-part Uniform CPA Exam.
  • Successfully complete the AICPA’s Professional Ethics course.
  • Complete the Kansas Board of Accountancy’s application for a CPA certificate to be licensed in the state, called the Application for Certificate by Passing Examination in Kansas.
  • Pay the application fee, unless waived.
  • Note: Some states are considered substantially reciprocal to Kansas’ education and ethics requirements. In these cases, one may be able to obtain a license to practice accountancy in Kansas by applying for Certificate by Reciprocity. This also includes a registration fee.
  • To obtain a permit to practice in Kansas, prospective CPAs must also satisfy the experience requirement. There are several means of achieving the necessary experience, and it is typically gained through an internship or entry-level accountancy job. A licensed CPA must verify via notarized signature that “a person has the experience necessary to obtain a permit to practice,” according to the Kansas Board of Accountancy.

Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing professional education requirements for CPAs in Kansas can be found easily via the information portal on the Kansas Board of Accountancy’s website. Specific continuing education requirements can be found here. CPAs in Kansas must complete 80 hours of continuing professional education biennially. Two of these hours must be in the field of professional ethics, with only certain applicable courses. Self study and work with other licensed CPAs can be approved for continuing educational requirements. These allowances are specifically detailed here.

Accounting Jobs in Kansas

Like most states, Kansas has a need for qualified, certified accountants and those with accounting degrees in every industry. Accounting is a field that permeates all types of businesses and industries, including Kansas’ major agriculture and manufacturing industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects will be more in number and higher in pay when considering metropolitan versus rural areas of Kansas. Accountants in the state can stay connected through the Kansas Society of CPAs, which updates its members on events, job listings, and relevant news.