Accounting Degrees in Oregon

Abdill Career College Inc

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843 E Main Ste 203
(541) 779-8384

Institution Type:

< 2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accountant Clerk / Bookkeeper Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges

Blue Mountain Community College

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2411 NW Carden Ave
(541) 276-1260

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Technician Certificate, Accounting Technology - Bookkeeping Specialist Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on College and Universities

Chemeketa Community College

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4000 Lancaster Dr NE
(503) 399-5000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges

Clackamas Community College

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19600 Molalla Ave
(503) 657-6958

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Clatsop Community College

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1651 Lexington Avenue
(503) 325-0910

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Accounting Technician

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Columbia Gorge Community College

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400 E Scenic Dr
(541) 506-6000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Professional Technical Certificate - Accounting Clerk

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Oregon

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9755 SW Barnes Road
(503) 296-7468

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

M.B.A. with an Accounting concentration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Accounting and Financial Management, Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

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

Everest College-Portland

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425 SW Washington
(503) 222-3225

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

George Fox University

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414 N Meridian St
(503) 538-8383

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

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

Heald College-Portland

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6035 NE 78th Ct
(503) 505-5492

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, Certificate of Completion in Business Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Klamath Community College

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7390 South Sixth Street
(541) 882-3521

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting, Business Administration Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

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

Lane Community College

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4000 E 30th Ave
(541) 463-3000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Linfield College-Adult Degree Program

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900 SE Baker Street
(800) 452-4176

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor degree in Accounting, Post Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

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900 SE Baker
(503) 883-2200

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest

Linn-Benton Community College

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6500 Pacific Blvd SW
(541) 917-4999

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Clerk Certificate, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Mt Hood Community College

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26000 SE Stark St
(503) 491-6422

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Management: Accounting, Accounting Clerk Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Northwest Christian University

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828 East 11th Avenue
(541) 343-1641

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Oregon Institute of Technology

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3201 Campus Drive
(541) 885-1000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Management with an option in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Oregon State University

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1500 S.W. Jefferson
(541) 737-0123

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Post Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Pioneer Pacific College

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27501 SW Parkway Ave
(503) 682-3903

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Portland Community College

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12000 SW 49th Avenue
(503) 244-6111

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Clerk Certificate, Accelerated Accounting Certificate, Entry-Level Accounting Clerk Certificate, Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Portland State University

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724 SW Harrison
(503) 725-3511

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor degree in Accounting, Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Rogue Community College

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3345 Redwood Hwy
(541) 956-7501

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology with an Accounting option

Accrediting Agency:

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Southern Oregon University

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1250 Siskiyou Blvd
(541) 552-7672

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Public Accounting option, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Managerial Accounting option

Accrediting Agency:

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Southwestern Oregon Community College

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1988 Newmark Ave
(541) 888-2525

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Accounting, Certificate of Completion: Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Tillamook Bay Community College

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4301 Third St.
(503) 842-8222

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Clerk Certificate, Entry-Level Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Treasure Valley Community College

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650 College Blvd
(541) 881-8822

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Management with an Accounting option

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Umpqua Community College

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1140 College Rd.
(541) 440-4600

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Oregon

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110 Johnson Hall
(541) 346-1000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accounting Master of Accounting (http://lcb.uoregon.edu/App_Aspx/MaccAbout.aspx)

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Phoenix-Oregon Campus

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13221 SW 68th Pkwy
(503) 403-2900

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

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

Accrediting Agency:

The Higher Learning Commission, The North Central Association, The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

University of Portland

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5000 N Willamette Blvd
(503) 943-7911

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Warner Pacific College

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2219 SE 68th Ave
(503) 517-1000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Educational Requirements

Certified Public Accountants in Oregon are licensed and regulated by Oregon’s Board of Accountancy, which determines the requirements for becoming a CPA in the state. Applicants must pass the Uniform CPA Exam and meet the education requirements, which include completing 150 semester hours of education, a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited school, 24 semester hours in accounting, and 24 hours in accounting or related subjects.

Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2011, accountants and auditors in Oregon earn an annual average wage of $62,210, and 11,280 are employed in the state. Nationally, accountants earn $70,130 on average each year. Through 2020, job prospects are expected to grow as individuals and companies continue to cope with the effects of the recession and recent financial scandals. Accountants who are CPAs or hold other professional recognitions are projected to have the greatest job prospects.

CPA Licensing in Oregon

To become a licensed CPA in Oregon, applicants must pass all sections of the CPA exam, pass the ethics exam adopted by the board, have 12 months of experience under a supervisor licensee, and meet the education standards required to sit for the CPA exam. To sit for the Uniform CPA Exam, applicants must meet these requirements:

  • Completed a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completed 150 semester hours of education
  • Completed 24 semester hours in the study of accounting
  • Completed an additional 24 semester hours in accounting or related subjects, including business, finance, economics, and written and oral communication

Continuing Education Requirements

Active CPAs must renew their licenses every two years. During each two-year period, CPAs must complete 80 hours of continuing professional education, with at least 24 hours completed each year. Four hours of professional conduct and ethics are required during each two-year period.

Accounting Jobs in Oregon

Many accountant jobs in Oregon can be found in the manufacturing sector. The state exports large amounts of paper products, computer equipment, electronics, chemicals, and more. Management/cost accountants, tax accountants, and auditors can find jobs with both large and small manufacturing companies here. High-tech companies in Oregon also have need for accountants beyond the manufacturing stage, and may attract tech-savvy CPAs who are interested in auditing information systems or helping manage accounting information systems.