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Accounting majors learn skills vital for every organization, from multi-national companies to government agencies and nonprofits. We provide the foundation you’ll need to prepare for professional tests like the Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) examination.

By the numbers7

Accountants rank No. 7 in Best Business Jobs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018).


What is Accounting at WVU like?


We have a rich heritage of producing successful accounting professionals and business leaders. Our graduates excel on professional examinations, and the majority who seek employment upon graduation are successful.

With a strong alumni network and a solid reputation among major accounting firms, we have an excellent record of placing students in the accounting profession.

At a Glance

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Fast Facts

What makes Accounting at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

  • A forensic accounting focus permeates most of our courses. Our faculty received a U.S. Department of Justice Grant to develop a forensic accounting curriculum for the U.S.
  • Tutoring is available through the Business Learning Resource Center, as well as a special program for ACCT 201 students that is led by recent students who were successful in the course.

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What is Accounting at WVU ranked?


Accountants rank No. 7 in Best Business Jobs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018).


Accountants rank No. 8 in Best STEM Jobs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018).


Accountants rank No. 36 in The 100 Best Jobs (U.S. News & World Report, 2018).


What can you do with this degree?

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Accounting major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


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What are the courses like in Accounting at WVU?

Major Map

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Cost and Aid

How much does Accounting at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $422
Per Semester $5,064
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,128
Per Credit $1,110
Per Semester $13,320
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,640
Per Credit $1,110
Per Semester $13,620
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,240
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Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending WVU in addition to university scholarships.

Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPA and SAT/ACT test score. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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What are the requirements to apply for Accounting at WVU?

Program Requirements

In addition to meeting WVU's base admission standards, first-time freshmen must also meet one of these admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year:

For general admission to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics for non-residents:
  • ACT Math: 19
  • SAT Math: 510
For direct admission to majors in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics:
  • GPA: 3.00
  • ACT Math: 22
  • SAT Math: 540

If you don't meet the admission requirements for WVU's Accounting major, check out some related programs.

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Accounting major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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