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What would be a good college to be an accountant in Iowa?

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Kevin’s Answer

I would suggest you take a look at the curriculum for colleges you are interested in. Not all accounting majors are the same across colleges/universities. Also, talk with the counselors and alumni from the school to get their inputs. You would also want to complete a CPA to improve your chances in the workforce, so find out how schools rank in terms of the CPA pass rate. You don't necessarily need to go to a top-notch school to succeed. Also, your budget plays a huge role, you wouldn't be a good accountant if you have a lot of debt now, would you?
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Jeremy’s Answer

To go off of the responses above, I would also suggest taking a look at the curriculum of colleges with an accounting program. Most community college and universities have an accounting program and it will likely have a list of classes you would take in their program. This is useful to keep in mind, as if you had interest in becoming a CPA, there is a minimum number of accounting classes you would need. I agree with the above comments about your budget. Having a degree in accounting or obtaining your CPA are skills that will make you desirable to many companies. A university with a higher ranking may have more connections to employers, but this is not always the case and not a barrier to get a post-graduation accounting job.
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Jeremy’s Answer

One of the great things about accounting is that you don't necessarily need to go to an expensive or prestigious university in order to become an Accountant. Instead you should think about how much tuition you can afford or how much student loan debt you want to graduate with, whether you want to go to school far away or stay near home, and where you eventually want to live. figure out which school is the best for those things, and then look at their accounting program to see if it will prepare you adequately for the CPA exam. You may want to make sure you go to a college that has an entire business college instead of just a business department, at the minimum. Usually that will mean that they value their accounting and business curriculum enough to provide you with a good foundation to take the CPA exam after graduation.

Also, attending a community college for the first two years of your education is much cheaper than going to a four-year school right away. That's what I did. so I would look at that as an option before deciding to go to a four-year-school as a freshman.
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Robert’s Answer

If you live in Iowa or another state that has reciprocal agreements (for similar in-state tuition). This could be a factor as college is generally expensive in any case. Many schools have excellent accounting/business programs. Drake, Iowa (and State). But you have to also decide what size school would make you feel comfortable. There are amazing local schools with respected staff that you may want to look at also (depending if you want to live at home or experience the dorm/campus life).
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