With an overall population of 28,778 and a student population of 41,052, approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette students attend one of West Lafayette's schools that offer accounting programs.
West Lafayette's largest accounting school is Purdue University-Main Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Main Campus graduated approximately 160 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 160 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of West Lafayette's accounting schools. If you decide to attend one of West Lafayette's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,638 per year in instate tuition and $37,118 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,220 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in West Lafayette. And if you live on campus at one of the West Lafayette-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
If you plan on staying in West Lafayette after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in West Lafayette, which is the most popular accounting profession, are average. In 2010, there were 44,030 accountants in Indiana. Of these accountants, 1,230 were working in the greater West Lafayette area. West Lafayette's accountant workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in West Lafayette is $29,820 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.