If you decide that you want to get an accounting certificate, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 accounting schools in Lafayette, Louisiana. Lafayette has a general population of 110,257 and an overall student population of 22,602. Approximately 17,681 of Lafayette's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Lafayette, by student population, is Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus. In 2010, Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus graduated approximately 130 students with credentials in accounting.
A reported 192 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Lafayette in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Lafayette's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,764 per year in instate tuition and $21,336 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Lafayette. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board at Lafayette-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,058.
If you decide to work as an accountant in Lafayette, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 28,880 accountants in Louisiana, 2,650 were working in the greater Lafayette area. The government projects that the number of accountants in Lafayette will 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 Lafayette is $32,760 per year, which is higher than the average for accountants state-wide.
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