Edwardsville has a total population of 21,491 and a student population of 13,984. Of these students, 13,940 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Edwardsville, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Approximately 117 students graduated in 2010 from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with credentials in accounting.
A total of 117 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Edwardsville in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Edwardsville's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,531 per year in instate tuition and $33,833 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $715 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,470 per year, on average, for room and board at Edwardsville-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,070.
If you plan on staying in Edwardsville after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Edwardsville, which is the most popular accounting profession, are average. In 2010, of the 74,880 accountants in Illinois, 15,140 were working in the greater Edwardsville area. The number of accountants in Edwardsville is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Edwardsville is $34,090 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for accountants.