Fayetteville has a total population of 58,047 and a student population of 20,000. Of these students, 19,849 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Fayetteville, the largest accounting school, by student population, is University of Arkansas. In 2010, University of Arkansas graduated approximately 124 students from its accounting program.
A reported 124 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Fayetteville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,241 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fayetteville accounting schools was an average of $27,118 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,082 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,732 per year, on average, for room and board at Fayetteville-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fayetteville, your job prospects are average. There were 20,490 accountants working in Arkansas and 2,660 working in the greater Fayetteville area in 2010. The number of accountants in Fayetteville is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Fayetteville, you can expect to make an average salary of $30,040 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.