Portales has a total population of 11,131 and a student population of 4,679. Of these students, 4,679 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Portales, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 14 students graduated from the Accounting program at Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Portales in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,976 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portales accounting schools was an average of $19,526 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Portales-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $5,374 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,602.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Portales, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 14,100 accountants in New Mexico, 2,360 were working in the greater Portales area. Portales's accountant workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Portales, you can expect to make an average salary of $27,560 per year. This is lower than the average salary for accountants in the state.