Las Cruces has a total population of 74,267 and a student population of 28,575. Of these students, 18,526 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Las Cruces, the largest accounting school, by student population, is New Mexico State University-Main Campus. In 2010, New Mexico State University-Main Campus graduated approximately 89 students with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 89 students graduated with an accounting degree in Las Cruces. If you decide to attend one of Las Cruces's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,434 per year in instate tuition and $27,586 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,032 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Las Cruces. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,338 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,908.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Las Cruces, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 14,100 accountants in New Mexico. Of these accountants, 900 were working in the greater Las Cruces area. Las Cruces's accountant workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Las Cruces is $27,420 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for accountants.