If you decide that you want to get an accounting degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 accounting schools in Westminster, Maryland. With an overall population of 16,731 and a student population of 7,520, approximately 7,520 of Westminster students attend one of Westminster's schools that offer accounting programs.
Westminster's largest accounting school is McDaniel College. In 2010, approximately 13 students graduated from the Accounting program at McDaniel College.
A reported 22 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Westminster in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,426 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,820 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,826.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Westminster, your job prospects are average. There were 30,120 accountants working in Maryland and 13,240 working in the greater Westminster area in 2010. The number of accountants in Westminster is expected to increase by 9% 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 Westminster is $39,210 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for accountants.