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Earn an Online Associate Degree in Accounting

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If you love working with numbers and bottom lines, online Accounting programs could be a good fit for you. An online associate degree in Accounting from U.S. Career Institute will prepare you to work in many different careers within the field of finance. When you become an accountant, you can work for a large corporation or a nonprofit or go into business for yourself. An accounting career offers job security, the potential for advancement, and a good, steady income. And your online Accounting degree can give you a competitive edge. When you earn your degree from U.S. Career Institute, you'll be well-positioned for career success!

  • Accounting Associate Degree professional salary – up to $47,440 per year!*
  • U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in this field is over 1.7 million.*
  • Classes are self-paced, making them flexible and giving you the option to complete the program when it works best for you and your schedule!
  • Our accessible Student Services team and Instructors are available for you throughout your program.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$139 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

Accounting Training that fits your life

What You'll Learn During Your Associate in Accounting Program

When you become an Accounting specialist, you may work with tax filings or bookkeeping or work as a financial consultant. Your online Accounting degree will teach you the skills you need to succeed in many types of accounting careers. Each of our accounting online courses explores a different topic in depth. The pacing of our training program allows you to truly master skills as you work toward getting your online associate degree in Accounting. Because you take one class at a time, you will be able to thoroughly master each subject as you learn the ins and outs of the accounting field.

Our online Accounting degree program includes:

  • Accounting principles
  • Workplace psychology
  • Economics
  • Business law
  • Small-business management
  • Tax accounting

For the full Accounting Associate Program course outline, goals, and outcomes, please visit our Program Outline page. Accounting Outline

Accounting Specialist Career Outlook & Degree Program That Fits Your Life



Number of Jobs

1.7 Million*

U.S. Career Institute’s online Accounting Associate Degree school will teach you everything you need to know to start working as an Accounting Specialist—no previous experience needed. And our self-paced online Accounting training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online associate in accounting, there are no in-person accounting classes to attend and no schedules to keep.

For full career outlook please visit our career and certification page.

Accounting Outcomes

USCI Student Testimonial Quote

I cannot say enough good things about U.S. Career Institute. I have not done well in school as I have a learning disability. US Career Institute makes it can take your time through the whole course.

Teresa P.

Online Accounting Tuition and Financing

Accounting Associate Degree Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Accounting associate degree program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Want a competitive edge? Take a look at our Accounting Degree Program with low monthly payments of just $139!

Accounting Degree FAQ's

Q. Is Accounting a Good Degree to Pursue?
A. Completing an accounting program online is a great idea because it can lead to so many different opportunities. An accounting associate degree can qualify you for jobs that lead to lucrative careers. It's also a flexible major that can be applicable to many fields and types of businesses.
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Q. What Is the Best Accounting Degree to Get?
A. An associate degree in accounting is a perfect starting point for many who are interested in advancing their career or beginning a new career in accounting. Accounting undergraduate programs will prepare you to immediately start working and gaining experience in entry-level accounting positions. From there, you can develop interests further and gain the experience needed to excel and move into higher-level positions.
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Q. Can You Be an Accountant With an Associate Degree?
A. An associate degree will prepare you for all entry-level positions in accounting. When you take USCI’s Accounting courses online, our DEAC accredited institution will help you develop the skills needed to start your accounting career as soon as you finish the program.
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Q. What Is an AAS in Accounting?
A. AAS stands for an Associate of Applied Science in accounting. This is the entry degree accountants qualify for and paves the way for higher-level degrees and positions. Many people associate an AAS with being a two-year degree, but when you enroll in an accounting program online with U.S. Career Institute, you can earn your degree in as little as 16 months.
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Q. Can I Get My Associate Degree Online?
A. Yes! There are many online colleges for accounting, though they are not all created equal. If you want to get an online accounting degree that's affordable and will equip you with the skills you need, we have the perfect online accounting degree program for you. We also offer several other business certificates, including programs focused on bookkeeping, insurance adjusting and office administration.
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Q. How Long Does it Take to Get an Accounting Degree Online?
A. At many traditional schools, it can take two years or more to earn an associate degree in accounting, but with USCI, that timeline can be accelerated to as fast as 16 months. U.S. Career Institute students can take advantage of self-paced learning, so it's up to you how quickly you move through the classes for your undergraduate accounting degree.
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Q. How Can You Earn an Accounting Degree Online?
A. You can get an associate Accounting degree online by enrolling with U.S. Career Institute. Our cost-effective distance learning program will give you skills that you can build on for high-paying and highly successful careers. This is the entry point to success!
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Office and Administrative Support Occupations, on the internet at Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks (visited April 25, 2024). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.