Accounting Degrees

Accounting Programs

Accounting is essential in all organizations. Financial health and transparency are top priorities in business. An accounting degree can open up a range of opportunities as skilled employees are in demand.*

The accounting field involves analyzing, interpreting and communicating financial information within organizations and providing transparency to outside agencies and the public.

Program Options

We offer both an associate and bachelor’s accounting degree program.

Associate in Applied Science in Accounting

  • Learn accounting principles and business fundamentals
  • Classes available on campus and online, day or evening
  • Earn a two-year degree in as few as 18 months with year-round, full-time study at 15 credits per quarter.

The bachelor’s program builds on these fundamentals through more advanced accounting, business and communication focuses on analytics and payroll management.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

  • Earn a four-year degree in as few as 36 months with year-round, full-time study at 15 credits per quarter
  • Classes are available online and on campus
  • Hands-on learning with experienced instructors

Program benefits

Whenever we can, we offer you an advantage in your learning experience. This means small class sizes and hands-on training so you can be ready for day one in your career.  Our hands-on programs are enhanced through networking opportunities beyond the classroom, including networking seminars and guest speaker events.

Career Outlook

Graduates with an associate degree can pursue employment in bookkeeping and as an accounting clerk. Those with a bachelor’s degree may qualify for roles such as accountant or auditor, serving in a wide range of industry sectors, including manufacturing, government, and finance and insurance.*

Our graduates have contributed to the following companies:**

  • Accountemps
  • Ally Financial
  • Better Business Bureau
  • City Insurance
  • McNally Industries
  • Menards
  • Merrill Lynch Global Wealth
  • S. Bank
  • S. Property and Fiscal Office
  • Wells Fargo


** Graduate outcomes between July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015.

This program is offered at:


South Dakota

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Career Outlook

US Bureau of Labor Statistics projected
employment growth rates for 2014-2024

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
10th Percentile Salary $22,940
25th Percentile Salary $29,570
50th Percentile Salary $37,250
Accountants and Auditors
10th Percentile Salary $41,400
25th Percentile Salary $52,090
50th Percentile Salary $67,190

This annual salary is taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for this job title. The 10th percentile indicates the bottom 10 percent of earners make less than that figure annually; the 25th percentile means the bottom quarter of workers earn less than the number; and the 50th percentile shows the medium income for the profession.