Pocatello has a total population of 51,466 and a student population of 13,585. Of these students, 13,493 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Idaho State University is the largest accounting school in Pocatello, based on student population. In 2010, Idaho State University graduated approximately 30 students with credentials in accounting.
A total of 30 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Pocatello in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Pocatello's accounting schools was $15,092 per year for instate students and $24,894 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Pocatello. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,050 per year, on average, for room and board at Pocatello-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,042.
If you decide to work as an accountant in Pocatello, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,020 accountants in Idaho. Of these accountants, 380 were working in the greater Pocatello area. The government projects that the number of accountants in Pocatello will increase by 14% 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 Pocatello is $26,140 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for accountants.