More than 64,000 students graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting in the 2006-2007 school year, the largest number of accounting graduates in at least 36 years, according to a report by the American Institute of CPAs.

The total pool of newly minted accountants is 19 percent greater than in the 2003-2004 school year, when the AICPA last conducted a survey of accounting grads. The gender ratio is fairly close at 52 percent female and 48 percent male.

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