Accounting Degrees in New Hampshire

Franklin Pierce University

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40 University Drive
(603) 899-4000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts in Accounting, Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting, Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC)

Great Bay Community College

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320 Corporate Dr
(603) 427-7600

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science degree in Accounting, Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Lakes Region Community College

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379 Belmont Road
(603) 524-3207 x701

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate in Science degree in Accounting with a concentration on Business, Associate in Science degree in Accounting with a concentration on Computer Applications, Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Lebanon College

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15 Hanover Street
(603) 448-2445 x101

Institution Type:

2-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science in Business degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Manchester Community College

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1066 Front St
(603) 206-8000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science degree in Accounting, Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Mount Washington College

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3 Sundial Ave
(603) 668-6660

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate in Business Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Nashua Community College

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505 Amherst St
(603) 882-6923

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate in Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Business Administration: Accounting Certificate I, Business Administration: Accounting Certificate II, Business Administration: Accounting Certificate III

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

New England College

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98 Bridge St
(603) 428-2211

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

NHTI-Concord’s Community College

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31 College Drive
(603) 271-6484

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate in Science degree in Accounting, Accounting Basic Certificate, Accounting Advanced Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Plymouth State University

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17 High Street
(603) 535-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

River Valley Community College

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One College Drive
(603) 542-7744

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate in Science Accounting degree, Accounting Certificate, Advanced Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Saint Anselm College

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100 Saint Anselm Drive
(603) 641-7000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Southern New Hampshire University

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2500 North River Road
(603) 668-2211

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science degree in Accounting, Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Bachelor of Science degree in Business Studies and Accounting, Master of Science degree in Accounting, MBA in Accounting, International MBA in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, European Council for Business Education

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

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105 Main St.
(603) 862-1234

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science degree programs in Business Administration with an option in Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

White Mountains Community College

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2020 Riverside Road
(603) 752-1113

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate Degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Educational Requirements

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy provides CPA licensing services for the NH Board of Accountancy. Educational requirements to become certified in New Hampshire include having a bachelor’s degree, completing 120 semester hours of education, with 12 hours each in Accounting and Business.

Salary

The average annual wage of accountants and auditors in New Hampshire is $66,230, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared to a national mean annual wage of $70,130. About 3,730 accountants and auditors are employed in the state, with a statewide concentration lower than the national average. Employment for accountants across the U.S. is expected to grow into 2020, with the greatest prospects going to CPAs and other accountants with professional recognitions.

CPA Licensing in New Hampshire

To become certified as a public accountant in New Hampshire, you must have fulfilled the education requirements, passed the Uniform CPA Exam, paid the fees (generally $150), and meet the experience requirements. If you have a bachelor’s degree, two years of experience in public accounting is required; if you have a master’s degree, one year of experience is required.

The educational requirements to apply for a CPA license are as follow:

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Completed 120 semester hours
  • Completed 12 semester hours in Accounting
  • Completed 12 semester hours in Business

Continuing Education Requirements

Licenses must be renewed every three years, and 120 hours of continuing professional education are required within each three-year period. Four hours of ethics must be included in the 120 hours. Among the options for CPE classes are those offered by state CPA societies, such as the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New Hampshire Society of Accountants.

Accounting Jobs in New Hampshire

The real estate industry contributes the most to the New Hampshire economy and can be a profitable specialization for accountants in the state. Some options include becoming a property accountant, who track the financial state of a certain property, or a real estate accountant, who work closely with real estate investors and must understand changes in tax law and the market. The manufacturing industry also provides many opportunities for New Hampshire CPAs.