The costs of a traditional campus based accounting degree program can make an online accounting degree program look very attractive. The average cost of a four-year degree is $5,000 a year. When you add room and board, transportation, parking fees, books and other fees on top of this, the cost for a four-year bachelors degree in accounting can go as high as $80,000.
Distance learning or online college degree programs are an affordable alternative to the traditional type of college. Consider that a four-year online degree may cost up to $20,000 and the average salary of an entry-level accountant is $50,000. You can earn back you investment in the first year of employment. I think that makes it very affordable!
Online accounting programs offer specialties in forensic accounting, management accounting. or you can even earn a degree that will allow you to become a certified public accountant (CPA). The annual salary of a CPA is way above $50,000.
An online college website will be able to provide you with the information you need to select the program that offers the specialty you want. The site will also provide you with information about curriculum, costs, financial aid, technical support and other resources.
After you select your college, you will be able access your lessons, download lectures, and communicate with your instructors via e-mail. You will have access 24/7 to materials and technical support.
When you add up the benefits of a degree in accounting, subtract the affordable costs of obtaining the degree and multiply the benefits, I think you will see that your can’t afford not to do an online accounting program.
Source by Tara Peterson