Chambersburg has a general population of 17,862 and an overall student population of 996. Approximately 840 of Chambersburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Wilson College is the largest accounting school in Chambersburg, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Accounting program at Wilson College.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Chambersburg in 2010. If you decide to attend a accounting school in Chambersburg, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $26,930.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,070 per year, on average, for room and board at Chambersburg-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,010.
If you plan on staying in Chambersburg after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Chambersburg, which is the most popular accounting profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 25 accountants in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Chambersburg area. The government projects that the number of accountants in Chambersburg will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Chambersburg is $29,820 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.