Jacksonville has a total population of 8,404 and a student population of 9,351. Of these students, 9,351 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Jacksonville State University is the largest accounting school in Jacksonville, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 34 students graduated from the Accounting program at Jacksonville State University.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with an accounting degree in Jacksonville. Tuition in 2009 at Jacksonville's accounting schools was $16,378 per year for instate students and $21,370 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,204 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board at Jacksonville-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,876.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jacksonville, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 32,530 accountants in Alabama, 410 were working in the greater Jacksonville area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 10% in Jacksonville. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Jacksonville is $29,750 per year, which is higher than the average for accountants state-wide.