Towson, Md. (June 29, 2004) -- Boosted by the attention focused on the profession by the recent spate of accounting scandals, the number of accounting majors at colleges and universities climbed more than 17 percent last year, according to the Maryland Association of CPAs.

Accounting majors at the 10 schools offering undergraduate accounting degrees in the state jumped 17.4 percent, according to an MACPA analysis of figures from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

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