With an overall population of 74,848 and a student population of 6,723, approximately 6,617 of Danbury students attend one of Danbury's schools that offer accounting programs.
Danbury's largest accounting school is Western Connecticut State University. In 2010, Western Connecticut State University graduated approximately 45 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with an accounting degree in Danbury. Tuition in 2009 at Danbury's accounting schools was $22,055 per year for instate students and $31,747 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,517 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,640.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Danbury, your job prospects are not very good. There were 23,440 accountants working in Connecticut and 1,000 working in the greater Danbury area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 2% in Danbury. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Danbury, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,500 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.