Pittsburg has a general population of 19,243 and an overall student population of 7,277. Approximately 7,277 of Pittsburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Pittsburg State University is the largest accounting school in Pittsburg, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 45 students graduated from the Accounting program at Pittsburg State University.
A reported 45 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Pittsburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,862 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Pittsburg accounting schools was an average of $23,386 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,744 per year, on average, for room and board at Pittsburg-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,102.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Pittsburg, your job prospects are average. There were 23,080 accountants working in Kansas and 6,680 working in the greater Pittsburg area in 2010. Pittsburg's accountant workforce is projected to increase by 9% 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 Pittsburg is $27,100 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.