Colorado Accounting Degrees Online and On-Campus

There are 177 accounting degree programs in Colorado in our directory (49 Associates, 60 Bachelors, 31 Masters, and 1 Doctorate).

Some of the top business schools reside in the state of Colorado, and they are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). There is no shortage of opportunities to gain initial experience in accounting or to advance to a higher level in the profession.

Here is a quick list of Colorado accounting degrees (all levels):

  • Aims Community College: Associates in General Accounting Bachelors in General Accounting Certificate in General Accounting
  • Arapahoe Community College Associates in Business Administration Associates in Financial Services Associates in General Accounting Certificate in Business Administration Certificate in Financial Services
  • College America-Colorado Springs Associates in Business Administration Associates in Financial Services Associates in General Accounting Associates in information systems
  • Click to jump to all Colorado schools offering accounting degrees.

AACSB-Accredited Accounting Programs in Colorado

10 institutions have been designated with AACSB accreditation, showcasing their business programs have gone through rigorous review with high standards. Locations to find these programs include Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, and Greely. Prospective students not around those areas may consider the variety of educational options available online.

Colorado Accounting Career Summary

  • Average Mean Salary for Accountants and Auditors in Colorado: $72940
  • Income Ranges: Top 90% Mean Salary: $127720 / Bottom 10% Mean Salary: $43870
  • Employment Change: +9,750 jobs added between 2014 and 2024, an estimated average of 2,040 new accountant or auditor jobs in Colorado per year.
All data is sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

University of Colorado-Boulder - Master of Science in Accounting

The Leeds School of Business offers an MSA degree that helps students become proficient in auditing, financial analysis, and risk management. They will be prepared in taking on organizational financial needs regardless of sector. The curriculum consists of six required courses and four of five elective options for 30 total credit hours. Highlights include the capstone project that focuses on issues within the professional industry, and an elective will take on rotating topics in business.

80 percent of students have been able to land a paid internship opportunity. Graduates of the program have experienced high passing rates on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, 10 percent above the average across the country. That is the highest among other Colorado business schools. Companies that have hired graduates from UC-Boulder include the Big Four accounting firms such as Deloitte and Ernst and Young, MillerCoors, and Archdiocese of Denver.

University of Northern Colorado - Master of Accounting

The Monfort College of Business will help students become prepared for the CPA exam and will generally help meet the 150-hour requirement for licensing within the state for those that have pursued a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of accounting. One of the benefits at UNC is smaller class size, which gives students more accessibility with the faculty. Graduates have seen a 98 percent success rate in job placement six months after completing the program.

Students do have to meet certain prerequisite requirements in order to begin the program's curriculum. Any courses that have not been fulfilled will be added to their study if admitted. Undergraduates can complete up to nine credit hours during their senior year to be admitted into the program. 30 total credit hours are needed to fulfill the degree, with the credit hours being divided up into 18 core courses and 12 accounting electives. Example courses include Contemporary Issues in Auditing Topics and Tax, Advanced Financial Management, and Governmental and Institutional Accounting.

Online Master of Accounting Programs in Colorado

Colorado State University – Master of Business Administration

The College of Business offers one of the top online MBA programs in the state with a variety of focuses to choose from, including accounting. There are five months that students can start the program: August, October, January, March, and May. Requirements for the program include students holding an undergraduate degree with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, four years of professional work experience, and submissions in the application process should include an updated resume, statement of purpose, and three letters of recommendation. No GMAT or GRE scores are needed for submission.

42 total credit hours are needed to complete the program, which can take as little as 21 months, or five semesters. Students have the ability to take the program for up to five years. Most of the curriculum consists of core courses, but up to six credit hours are reserved for electives. Courses directly focused on accounting include Managerial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Risk Management, and Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues.

University of Colorado-Denver – Master of Business Administration

The MBA program through UC-Denver has 15 different specializations for students to fully customize their curriculum and get them on a direct path to their career. Examples of concentrations to choose from include Accounting, Finance, Risk Management and Insurance, and Taxation. 48 total credit hours are needed regardless of concentration, and the curriculum is divided up into 30 hours of core courses and 18 hours of electives – three of those elective credits will be used toward international topics. Courses that will be taken under the Accounting specialization include Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, and Tax Planning for Managers.

Students have the ability to complete most of the program online, or a blend of online and on-campus opportunities. All core courses are available online in the fall and spring semesters, but not all electives are available online nor each semester. The program can be completed in as little as 16 months or as long as five years plus an additional semester. Different variations of the MBA include the 11-month MBA and the Executive MBA. These are less customizable with no electives or specializations, but the programs can be completed quicker. The Executive MBA is more geared toward experienced working professionals.

Colorado Accountant Careers and Salary Information

The state of Colorado has one of the highest concentrations of accountant and auditing positions in the country and over 36,300 are employed in the state according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Both the Boulder and Denver metropolitan locations have the largest concentrations in the country.

Salary Estimates

Average salary estimates are also on the higher spectrum at $82,320, and that sits a few thousand dollars higher within the Denver metropolitan area. These salary figures fall by nearly $20,000 when compared to tax examiners and revenue agents.

Top Colorado Accounting Firms

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Online Accounting Degrees Accepting Applicants

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All Schools with Accounting Degrees in Colorado

Aims Community College

Greeley CO
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Financial Services
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Financial Services

College America-Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Financial Services
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Associates in information systems
  • Bachelors in Bookkeeping
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Financial Services
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in information systems
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Financial Services
  • Online Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in information systems

College America-Denver

Denver CO
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood CO
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Online Certificate in General Accounting
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting

Colorado Northwestern Community College

Rangely CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Colorado State University

Fort Collins CO
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Management
  • Masters in General Accounting

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Pueblo CO
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Colorado Technical University

Greenwood Village CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in Financial Management
  • Bachelors in Forensic Accounting
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Management
  • Masters in General Accounting

Colorado Technical University Online

Colorado Springs CO
  • Online Associates in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in General Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Forensic Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Online Masters in Business Administration
  • Online Masters in Business Management

Community College of Aurora

Aurora CO
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Community College of Denver

Denver CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in Economics
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Accounting Administration
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Computerized Accounting
  • Online Associates in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in Economics

Emily Griffith Opportunity School

Denver CO
  • Certificate in Accounting Administration
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping

Everest College-Aurora

Aurora CO
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Online Associates in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in Business Management
  • Online Associates in General Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Business Management
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

Everest College-Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting

Everest College-Thornton

Thornton CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting

Fort Lewis College

Durango CO
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting

Front Range Community College

Westminster CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Financial Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Financial Management
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Institute of Business and Medical Careers

Fort Collins CO
  • Associates in Bookkeeping
  • Associates in Business Administration

Mesa State College

Grand Junction CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Denver CO
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Financial Management
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo CO
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Business Technology

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood CO
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Technology
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Regis University

Denver CO
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Leadership
  • Masters in General Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Finance
  • Online Certificate in Business Management
  • Online Certificate in General Accounting
  • Online Masters in Business Administration
  • Online Masters in Business Leadership
  • Online Masters in General Accounting

San Juan Basin Technical College

Mancos CO
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Technology
  • Certificate in General Accounting

University of Colorado Denver

Denver CO
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Management
  • Masters in Economics
  • Masters in Finance
  • Masters in General Accounting
  • Online Certificate in Business Management
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

University of Denver

Denver CO
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Business Technology
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Management
  • Masters in Finance
  • Masters in General Accounting

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley CO
  • Bachelors in Business Administration

Western State College of Colorado

Gunnison CO
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting