Accounting Degrees in Michigan

Adrian College

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110 S Madison St
(517) 265-5161

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Distant

Albion College

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611 E Porter St
(517) 629-1000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Distant

Alpena Community College

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665 Johnson St
(989) 356-9021

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

Andrews University

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4150 Administration Drive
(800) 253-2874

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Fringe

Aquinas College

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1607 Robinson Road SE
(616) 632-8900

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

City: Midsize

Baker College Center for Graduate Studies

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1116 W Bristol Rd
(810) 766-4021

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Baker College of Allen Park

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4500 Enterprise Dr
(313) 425-3700

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Baker College of Auburn Hills

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1500 University Dr
(248) 340-0600

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Baker College of Cadillac

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9600 E 13th St
(231) 876-3101

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

Baker College of Clinton Township

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34950 Little Mack Ave
(586) 791-6610

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Baker College of Flint

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1050 West Bristol Road
(810) 766-4000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Baker College of Jackson

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2800 Springport Rd
(517) 789-6123

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Small

Baker College of Muskegon

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1903 Marquette Ave
(231) 777-8800

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

Baker College of Owosso

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1020 S Washington St
(989) 729-3300

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Distant

Baker College of Port Huron

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3403 Lapeer Road
(810) 985-7000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Small

Bay de Noc Community College

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2001 N Lincoln Road
(906) 786-5802

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Remote

Calvin College

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3201 Burton SE
(616) 526-6000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

City: Midsize

Central Michigan University

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106 Warriner Hall
(989) 774-4000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Distant

Cleary University

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3601 Plymouth Rd
(800) 686-1883

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Midsize

Cornerstone University

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1001 E Beltline Ave NE
(616) 949-5300

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

City: Midsize

Davenport University

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6191 Kraft Avenue S.E.
(616) 698-7111

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

Delta College

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1961 Delta Road
(989) 686-9000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

DeVry University-Michigan

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26999 Central Park Blvd Ste 125
(248) 213-1610

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

Eastern Michigan University

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202 Welch Hall
(734) 487-1849

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Everest Institute-Dearborn

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23400 Michigan Avenue
(616) 364-8464

Institution Type:

< 2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Everest Institute-Kalamazoo

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5177 W Main
(269) 381-9616

Institution Type:

< 2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Midsize

Ferris State University

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1201 S State St
(231) 591-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Remote

Glen Oaks Community College

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62249 Shimmel Rd
(269) 467-9945 x0

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Distant

Gogebic Community College

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E 4946 Jackson Rd
(906) 932-4231 x0

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

Grand Rapids Community College

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143 Bostwick Ave NE
(616) 234-4722

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Midsize

Grand Valley State University

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1 Campus Dr
(616) 331-2020

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Henry Ford Community College

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5101 Evergreen Rd
(313) 845-9600

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

Hope College

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141 E 12th St
(616) 395-7000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

Jackson Community College

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2111 Emmons Rd
(517) 787-0800

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

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6767 West O Ave
(269) 488-4100

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Midsize

Kellogg Community College

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450 North Ave
(269) 965-3931

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

Kirtland Community College

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10775 N Saint Helen Road
(989) 275-5000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Distant

Kuyper College

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3333 East Beltline N.E.
(616) 222-3000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Lake Michigan College

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2755 E Napier Avenue
(269) 927-3571

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

Lake Superior State University

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650 W Easterday Ave
(906) 632-6841

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Remote

Lansing Community College

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419 N Capitol Ave
(517) 483-1957

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Midsize

Macomb Community College

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14500 E Twelve Mile Rd
(586) 445-7999

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Midsize

Madonna University

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36600 Schoolcraft Rd
(734) 432-5300

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

Michigan State University

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East Lansing
(517) 355-1855

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

Michigan Technological University

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1400 Townsend Drive
(906) 487-1885

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Remote

Mid Michigan Community College

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1375 S Clare Ave
(989) 386-6622

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

Monroe County Community College

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1555 South Raisinville Road
(734) 242-7300

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Small

Montcalm Community College

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2800 College Dr
(989) 328-2111

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Distant

Mott Community College

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1401 E Court St
(810) 762-0200

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Midsize

Muskegon Community College

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221 S Quarterline Rd
(231) 773-9131

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

North Central Michigan College

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1515 Howard St
(231) 348-6602

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

Northern Michigan University

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1401 Presque Isle Avenue
(906) 227-1000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Remote

Northwestern Michigan College

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1701 E Front St
(231) 995-1000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Remote

Northwood University-Michigan

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4000 Whiting Dr
(989) 837-4200

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Distant

Oakland Community College

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2480 Opdyke Rd
(248) 341-2000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Oakland University

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2200 North Squirrel Road
(248) 370-2100

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Rochester College

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800 West Avon Road
(248) 218-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Saginaw Valley State University

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7400 Bay Rd
(989) 964-4000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

Schoolcraft College

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18600 Haggerty Road
(734) 462-4400

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

Siena Heights University

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1247 E. Siena Heights Dr
(517) 263-0731

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Town: Distant

Southwestern Michigan College

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58900 Cherry Grove Rd
(269) 782-1000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Fringe

Spring Arbor University

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106 E. Main St
(517) 750-1200

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Small

St Clair County Community College

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323 Erie Street
(810) 984-3881

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Small

University of Detroit Mercy

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4001 W McNichols Rd
(313) 993-1000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

City: Large

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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503 Thompson Street
(734) 764-1817

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

City: Midsize

University of Michigan-Dearborn

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4901 Evergreen Rd
(313) 593-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

University of Michigan-Flint

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303 E Kearsley
(810) 762-3000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

City: Midsize

University of Phoenix-Metro Detroit Campus

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5480 Corporate Dr
(248) 925-4100

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

University of Phoenix-West Michigan Campus

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318 River Ridge Dr NW
(616) 647-5100

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration

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3838 Livernois
(248) 689-8282

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

Washtenaw Community College

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4800 E Huron River Dr
(734) 973-3543

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Suburb: Large

Wayne County Community College District

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801 W. Fort Street
(313) 496-2600

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

City: Large

Wayne State University

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656 West Kirby Street
(313) 577-2424

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

City: Large

West Shore Community College

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3000 N Stiles Rd
(231) 845-6211

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

No

Accrediting Agency:

Rural: Distant

Western Michigan University

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1903 West Michigan Avenue
(269) 387-1000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Yes

Accrediting Agency:

City: Small

Educational Requirements

In Michigan, becoming a CPA involves gaining licensure through the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Educational requirements include a minimum of a completed bachelor’s degree. Prospective CPAs should complete 150 semester hours of college-level coursework, including a major or concentration in accounting. Thirty semester hours must be in the accounting concentration, and 39 additional semester hours should be taken according to the requirements laid out by Michigan’s accountancy board. Transcripts must be available for review upon sitting for the CPA exam.

Salary

Accountants working in Michigan will enjoy average annual salaries that are higher than the national average for the field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary in 2011 was $67,990. The bottom 10% of earners in Michigan had an annual salary of approximately $39,000, while the top 10% make more than $105,000. The Detroit metropolitan area features some of the highest salaries in the state, with $74,220 as the 2011 average for the region. Less densely populated areas see lower average salaries, but compensation for accountants is competitive throughout the state.

CPA Licensing in Michigan

Becoming a CPA in Michigan will require “The Three E’s:” Education, the Exam, and Experience. Prospective Michigan CPAs must take care to complete all requirements put forth by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Official requirements for CPA licensure can be found here. These requirements include:

  • Be of good moral character.
  • Fulfill at least the minimum education requirement of a bachelor’s degree, with 150 semester hours of courses completed. A concentration in accounting is required, with 30 hours of accounting courses necessary for licensure, as well as 39 hours of other general business courses. Specific education requirements can be found here.
  • Remit payment for all applicable application and testing fees. A schedule of fees can be found here.
  • Provide transcripts for review upon sitting for the Uniform CPA Exam.
  • Pass the Uniform CPA Exam.
  • Meet the experience requirement for Michigan CPAs. This includes 2,000 hours and one year of work in public accountancy, a government entity, or other accepted accounting work, and will require verification.

Continuing Education Requirements

CPAs in Michigan must renew their licenses every two years to continue practicing. In order to do this, 40 hours of continuing professional education must be completed annually. Continuing education credits are reported biennially. Official requirements for continuing education can be found here. The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants offers information and options for continuing education courses. Eight of the 40 hours must be auditing or accounting courses, and two of the total hours per year must be ethics courses.

Accounting Jobs in Michigan

As a licensed CPA in Michigan, there are many different types of job opportunities available to you. While a job is never guaranteed, accounting positions in Michigan reached more than 28,000 in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With Detroit and other large urban centers in the state, financial services should enjoy reasonable job growth and occupational demand. Licensed CPAs have an advantage over non-licensed accountants, and will have an easy competitive advantage. The automotive and entertainment industries also require business operators such as accountants to promote Michigan’s industries and continued economic health. The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants keeps its members up to date on developments in the field, relevant career events, and job postings.