Huntsville has a general population of 35,078 and an overall student population of 16,850. Approximately 16,772 of Huntsville's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Sam Houston State University is the largest accounting school in Huntsville, based on student population. Approximately 148 students graduated in 2010 from Sam Houston State University with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 148 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of Huntsville's accounting schools. If you decide to attend one of Huntsville's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,870 per year in instate tuition and $26,180 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,063 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Huntsville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,744 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an accountant in Huntsville, your job prospects are good. There were 143,380 accountants working in Texas and 1,600 working in the greater Huntsville area in 2010. The government projects that the number of accountants in Huntsville will increase by 14% 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 Huntsville is $27,770 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.