Fort Smith has a total population of 80,268 and a student population of 7,491. Of these students, 7,335 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Fort Smith's largest accounting school is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. In 2010, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith graduated approximately 0 students from its accounting program.
If you decide to attend one of Fort Smith's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,640 per year in instate tuition and $21,040 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,150 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,389 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,540.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Fort Smith, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 14 accountants in Arkansas were working in the greater Fort Smith area. The government projects that the number of accountants in Fort Smith will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Fort Smith, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,130 per year. This is lower than the average salary for accountants in the state.