The largest accounting school in Fairfield, by student population, is Fairfield University. In 2010, approximately 66 students graduated from the Accounting program at Fairfield University.
A total of 66 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Fairfield in 2010. If you decide to attend a accounting school in Fairfield, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $37,490.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fairfield-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $40,790.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fairfield, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 17,440 accountants in Connecticut. Of these accountants, 5,500 were working in the greater Fairfield area. The number of accountants in Fairfield is expected to increase by 10% 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 Fairfield is $72,010 per year, which is higher than the average for accountants state-wide.