Hammond has a general population of 83,048 and an overall student population of 10,770. Approximately 10,133 of Hammond's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Hammond, by student population, is Purdue University-Calumet Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Calumet Campus graduated approximately 59 students with credentials in accounting.
A reported 59 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Hammond in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,585 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hammond accounting schools was an average of $24,872 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,125 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hammond-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,545.
If you decide to work as an accountant in Hammond, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 44,030 accountants in Indiana. Of these accountants, 3,540 were working in the greater Hammond area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 8% in Hammond. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Hammond is $30,440 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.