Accounting Degrees in Utah

Brigham Young University-Provo

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Main Campus
(801) 422-4636

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Accountancy, Ph.D. Prep Track

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Broadview University-Layton

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869 West Hill Field Road
(801) 660-6000

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate Degree in Accounting & Tax Specialist, Associate Degree in Accounting & Management Emphasis, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Broadview University-Orem

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898 N 1200 W
(801) 822-5800

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate Degree in Accounting & Tax Specialist, Associate Degree in Accounting & Management Emphasis

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Broadview University-Salt Lake City

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240 E Morris Ave
(801) 300-4300

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Business Technology Certificate, no accounting-specific degrees

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Broadview University-West Jordan

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1902 W 7800 S
(801) 304-4224 x1120

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate Degree in Accounting & Management Emphasis, Associate Degree in Accounting & Tax Specialist, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Utah

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9350 South 150 East
(801) 565-5110

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Master of Business Administration with an Accounting concentration, Master of Science in Accounting, Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

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

Dixie State College of Utah

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225 S 700 E
(435) 652-7500

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Eagle Gate College-Layton

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915 N 400 W
(801) 546-7500

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Eagle Gate College-Murray

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5588 South Green Street
(801) 333-8100 x8112

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Everest College-West Valley City

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3280 W 3500 S
(801) 840-4800

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Diploma in Business Office Administration, no accounting-specific degrees

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Latter-day Saints Business College

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95 North 300 West
(801) 524-8100

Institution Type:

2-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Accounting, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting-Financial/Managerial

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College

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200 N Washington Blvd
(801) 627-8300

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Business Technology Certificate, no accounting-specific degrees

Accrediting Agency:

Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

Provo College

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1262 S 820 E
(801) 692-6400

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science Degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Salt Lake Community College

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4600 S Redwood Rd
(801) 957-4111

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Certificate of Completion in Accounting, Accounting Clerk Certificate of Proficiency

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Snow College

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150 E College Ave
(435) 283-7000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Southern Utah University

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351 West University Blvd
(435) 586-7700

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Composite, Bachelor of Arts, Accounting Composite, Bachelor of Science, Master of Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Business Schools, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Southwest Applied Technology Center

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510 West 800 South
(435) 586-2899

Institution Type:

< 2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Clerk Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Council on Occupational Education

Stevens-Henager College-Logan

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755 S Main St
(435) 792-6970 x5001

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management & Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Stevens-Henager College-Murray

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383 W Vine St
(801) 281-7620

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management & Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Stevens-Henager College-Ogden

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1350 W. 1890 S.
(801) 622-1567 x1000

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management & Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Stevens-Henager College-Provo

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1476 South Sandhill Road
(801) 418-1450 x2001

Institution Type:

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

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management & Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Forensic Accounting emphasis

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Strayer University-Utah

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9815 S Monroe St Ste 200
(888) 378-7293

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

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

Accrediting Agency:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Uintah Basin Applied Technology College

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1100 E Lagoon St 124-5
(435) 722-6900

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Technician Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Council on Occupational Education

University of Phoenix-Utah Campus

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5373 S. Green Street
(801) 263-1444

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 Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting, Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Master of Science in Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

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

University of Utah

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201 Presidents Circle
(801) 581-7200

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting major, Master of Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business

Utah State University

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Old Main Hill
(435) 797-1000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting/Management Information Systems Certificate of Completion, Bachelor of Science or Arts in Accounting, Master of Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Association to Advance College Schools of Business

Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah

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451 E 400 N
(435) 637-2120 x0

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Information Systems Certificate of Completion, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges

Utah Valley University

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800 W University Parkway
(801) 863-8000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Accounting, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Associate of Science with a pre-major in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Minor in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts or Sciences in Integrated Studies Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Weber State University

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3848 Harrison Blvd
(801) 626-6000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Minor in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts or Science in Accounting, Master of Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Western Governors University

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4001 East 700 South
(801) 274-3280

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)

Westminster College

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1840 South 1300 East
(801) 484-7651

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

Educational Requirements

Candidates for CPA licensure in Utah must hold at least a bachelor’s or graduate degree in accounting or a board-approved course of study with 150 credit hours.

Salary

In May 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated that 10,020 accountants and auditors were employed in Utah. Their annual average salary was $65,240 in 2011.

CPA Licensing in Utah

Utah CPAs are licensed by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL). To become licensed, a person must first take the CPA exam after meeting the following requirements:

  • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a board-approved accredited institution with an accounting degree or a board-approved course of study.
  • There are different levels of education requirements based on major. For instance, applicants can have a graduate degree in accounting, or an MBA with varying concentrations in accounting, or a bachelor’s in a relevant major with similarly varying concentrations in accounting and finance. For a more thorough breakdown of requirements for exam applicants, visit the National Association for the State Boards of Accountancy and the DOPL.

Requirements to be issued a certificate (license):

  • Pass the CPA exam.
  • Complete the AICPA’s professional ethics course. A candidate does not have to wait until he or she passes the CPA exam before completing the ethics exam.
  • Pass the Utah Law and Rules exam. The exam is available at the PSI Exams Online website.
  • Earn 2,000 hours (one year) of accounting experience obtained under the supervision of a licensed CPA.

Continuing Education Requirements

Utah CPAs are required to complete 80 hours of qualifying continued professional education (CPE) every two years for biennial license renewal. CPAs can obtain CPE credit hours from board-approved group study, self study, or on-site training programs. The board allows and determines credits for published books and articles with the maximum credit being 25 percent of total required hours. There is no ethics requirement.

Accounting Jobs in Utah

Utah is home to several financial services companies, and CPAs may find employment in banks, insurance companies, credit unions, mortgage brokers, and real estate management companies located throughout the state. Large accounting firms in Utah include Mayer Hoffman McCann, Renaissance Financial group, First Utah Bank, and USA Lending Group. Two of the “Big Four” accounting firms, Deloitte and Ernst & Young, have offices in Salt Lake City.