Top master's in accounting programs in North Carolina

Increase your earning potential with a master’s in accounting. Programs take 1-2 years to complete and provide a broad overview of accounting theory and practice. The option to specialize in an accounting area related to your target career can increase your competitiveness in the job market. Would-be CPAs can use a master’s in accounting program to meet obligatory study requirements. Explore our best accounting graduate programs rankings below to find the right grad school for you. 

Our master’s in accountancy rankings cover 328 of the 434 universities available, accounting for 89% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $62,956.

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#1 in North Carolina | #120 in Accounting nationally

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.22

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $68,510

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $17,137

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.30

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in North Carolina | #121 in Accounting nationally

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.22

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $68,492

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $17,119

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.30

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in North Carolina | #123 in Accounting nationally

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.23

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $65,634

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $14,261

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $18,993

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.29

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in North Carolina | #141 in Accounting nationally

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.24

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $68,341

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $16,968

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $21,778

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.32

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in North Carolina | #183 in Accounting nationally

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.29

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $66,812

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $15,439

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $25,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.38

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in North Carolina | #198 in Accounting nationally

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.30

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $59,030

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,657

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.35

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in North Carolina | #243 in Accounting nationally

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.38

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $79,400

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $28,027

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $46,457

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.59

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#8 in North Carolina | #268 in Accounting nationally

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.46

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $78,346

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $26,973

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $55,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.71

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#9 in North Carolina | #310 in Accounting nationally

Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina

Economic score: 0.67

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $51,504

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $131

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $34,839

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.68

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#10 in North Carolina | #324 in Accounting nationally

Strayer University-North Carolina

Morrisville, North Carolina

Economic score: 1.42

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $53,226

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,853

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $78,555

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.48

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Elon, North Carolina

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Wilmington, North Carolina

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Wingate, North Carolina

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