Dallas has a general population of 2,557 and an overall student population of 2,736. Approximately 2,736 of Dallas's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Dallas, by student population, is Misericordia University. In 2010, Misericordia University graduated approximately 13 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of Dallas's accounting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,050 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Dallas-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $10,050 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $25,650.
If you plan on staying in Dallas after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Dallas, which is the most popular accounting profession, are not very good. There were 83,000 accountants working in Pennsylvania and 3,100 working in the greater Dallas area in 2010. Dallas's accountant workforce is projected to 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 Dallas is $31,000 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.