With an overall population of 27,428 and a student population of 4,144, approximately 4,065 of Valparaiso students attend one of Valparaiso's schools that offer accounting programs.
Valparaiso University is the largest accounting school in Valparaiso, based on student population. In 2010, Valparaiso University graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of Valparaiso's accounting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,320 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,960 per year, on average, for room and board at Valparaiso-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,160.
If you plan on staying in Valparaiso after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Valparaiso, which is the most popular accounting profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 accountants in Indiana were working in the greater Valparaiso area. The number of accountants in Valparaiso is expected to increase by 8% 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 Valparaiso is $30,440 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.