Accounting Degrees in New Jersey

American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education

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4500 New Brunswick Ave
(908) 222-0002

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Computerized Accounting and Bookkeeping Training Program

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States

Atlantic Cape Community College

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5100 Black Horse Pike
(609) 625-1111

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate in Applied Science in Accounting, Associate in Applied Science with an Accounting Information Systems option

Accrediting Agency:

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Bergen Community College

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400 Paramus Rd
(201) 447-7200

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate in Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association's Commission on Higher Education

Berkeley College-Woodland Park

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44 Rifle Camp Rd
(973) 278-5400

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration in Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association's Commission on Higher Education

Bloomfield College

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467 Franklin St
(973) 748-9000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association's Commission on Higher Education

Brookdale Community College

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765 Newman Springs Rd
(732) 224-2345

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts in Business Administration Program with an Accounting Option, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Academic Credit Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association's Commission on Higher Education

Burlington County College

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601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
(609) 894-9311

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science in Accounting, Accounting Certificate, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Association's Commission on Higher Education

Caldwell College

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120 Bloomfield Avenue
(973) 618-3000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, MBA with a concentration on Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Camden County College

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College Drive
(856) 227-7200

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges, The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education

Centenary College

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400 Jefferson St
(908) 852-1400

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Cumberland County College

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3322 College Drive
(856) 691-8600

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Academic Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Dover Business College

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600 Getty Avenue
(973) 546-0123 x1111

Institution Type:

< 2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Business Administration Certificate in Computerized Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Eastwick College and the Hohokus Schools

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250 Moore Street
(201) 488-9400

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Business Administration with Computerized Accounting and Bookkeeping

Accrediting Agency:

New Jersey Department of Education, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Essex County College

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303 University Ave
(973) 877-3000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham

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285 Madison Ave
(973) 443-8500

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Accounting BS/MS Program

Accrediting Agency:

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

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1000 River Rd
(201) 692-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Accounting BS/MS Program

Accrediting Agency:

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Felician College

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262 S Main St
(201) 559-6000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Georgian Court University

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900 Lakewood Ave
(732) 987-2200

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Gloucester County College

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1400 Tanyard Road
(856) 468-5000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Associate of Applied Science in Computer Accounting, Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Harris School of Business-Cherry Hill Campus

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One Cherry Hill
(856) 662-5300

Institution Type:

< 2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Computerized Accounting Technology Program

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and School

Harris School of Business-Hamilton Campus

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3620 Quakerbridge Rd
(609) 586-9104

Institution Type:

< 2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Computerized Accounting Technology Program

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and School

Hudson County Community College

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70 Sip Avenue
(201) 714-7100

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Associate of Science degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Kean University

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1000 Morris Ave
(908) 737-5326

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Mercer County Community College

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1200 Old Trenton Rd
(609) 586-4800

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Middlesex County College

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2600 Woodbridge Avenue
(732) 548-6000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Certificate of Achievement

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Monmouth University

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400 Cedar Ave
(732) 571-3400

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

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Accrediting Agency:

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Montclair State University

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1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road
(973) 655-4000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting, Accounting Post-Master's Certificate Program

Accrediting Agency:

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

New Jersey City University

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2039 Kennedy Blvd
(201) 200-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Passaic County Community College

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One College Blvd
(973) 684-6800

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Computerized Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey

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505 Ramapo Valley Rd
(201) 684-7500 x7500

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Raritan Valley Community College

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118 Lamington Road
(908) 526-1200

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Information Systems

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Rider University

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2083 Lawrence Road
(609) 896-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Master of Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Rowan University

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201 Mullica Hill Road
(856) 256-4000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Rutgers University-Camden

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406 Penn
(856) 225-6095

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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83 Somerset St
(732) 932-1766

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in accounting, MBA in Accounting, MBA in Professional Accounting, Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting, Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting, Master of Accountancy in Taxation

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Rutgers University-Newark

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249 University Avenue
(973) 353-1766

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in accounting, MBA in Accounting, MBA in Professional Accounting, Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting, Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting, Master of Accountancy in Taxation

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Saint Peter’s University

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2641 Kennedy Blvd
(201) 761-6000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Accountancy, Dual MBA and MS in Accountancy, Five-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Science program in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Seton Hall University

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400 S Orange Ave
(973) 761-9000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Master of Science in Professional Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Strayer University-New Jersey

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2201 Rte 38 Ste 100
(888) 378-7293

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Sussex County Community College

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One College Hill Road
(973) 300-2100

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

The College of New Jersey

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2000 Pennington Road
(609) 771-1855

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Thomas Edison State College

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101 W State St
(609) 984-1100

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting, Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Union County College

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1033 Springfield Ave
(908) 709-7000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University of Phoenix-Jersey City Campus

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100 Town Square Pl
(201) 610-1408

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting Foundations, Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting, Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ,

William Paterson University of New Jersey

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300 Pompton Rd
(973) 720-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, MBA with a concentration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) (accreditations.dot)

Educational Requirements

To become a CPA in New Jersey, under the guidelines outlined by the NJ Board of Accountants and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, applicants must have completed 150 semester hours of education, as well as a combination of a degree and a set number of accounting and business-related courses, dependent upon the degree earned.

Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants and auditors in New Jersey have an annual average salary of $81,250; the state has the third-highest pay in the U.S. for the occupation. Several New Jersey areas are included in the top-paying metropolitan areas for accountants, such as the areas that include Newark, Wayne, and Ocean City. The job outlook for accountants and auditors nationwide is good with employment expected to grow through 2020. It is especially positive for accountants with advanced degrees or who are CPAs.

CPA Licensing in New Jersey

To become a licensed CPA in New Jersey, applicants must pass the Uniform CPA Exam, meet the educational requirements, and have one years of experience in the practice of public accountancy under the direction of a licensee. Licenses must be renewed every three years. To apply for a New Jersey CPA license, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed 150 semester hours of education (only 120 hours required to sit for the exam)
  • Plus one of the following options:
  • Graduate degree with concentration in accounting from accounting program accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) or The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Graduate degree in business from AACSB- or ACBSP-accredited program, plus 15 semester hours in accounting at the graduate level, including financial accounting, audit, tax, and management accounting
  • Graduate degree from AACSB- or ACBSP-accredited business school or college of business, plus 24 semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Bachelor’s degree from business school or college of business accredited by AACSB or ACBSP, plus 24 semester hours in accounting including financial accounting, audit, tax, and management accounting, and 24 semester hours in business-related subjects
  • Bachelor’s degree, plus 30 semester hours in accounting including financial accounting, audit, tax, and management accounting, and 24 hours in business-related subjects

Continuing Education Requirements

CPAs in New Jersey are required to renew their licenses every three years and must have completed 120 credits of continuing professional education in that three-year period. Accountants who practice public accountancy or are involved with the attest function in issuing an audit must complete 24 of the 120 credits in the areas of accounting or auditing. Each credit hour must represent 50 minutes of verified attendance at a board-approved course or seminar.

Accounting Jobs in New Jersey

The manufacturing and chemical industries are profitable in New Jersey and provide ample opportunities for accountants in the state. Those interested n these industries might specialize in cost accounting, management accounting, or even environmental accounting. The gaming and gambling industry is also prominent in the Atlantic City area, and accountants who are familiar with the AICPA’s Gaming Audit and Accounting Guide will have an advantage in the casino market.