With an overall population of 15,859 and a student population of 8,878, approximately 8,878 of Radford students attend one of Radford's schools that offer accounting programs.
Radford University is the largest accounting school in Radford, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 32 students graduated from the Accounting program at Radford University.
A reported 32 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Radford in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Radford's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,874 per year in instate tuition and $27,538 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,970 per year, on average, for room and board at Radford-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,404.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Radford, your job prospects are good. There were 51,840 accountants working in Virginia and 930 working in the greater Radford area in 2010. The number of accountants in Radford is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Radford is $29,990 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.