Hammond has a total population of 17,639 and a student population of 15,316. Of these students, 15,151 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Hammond, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Southeastern Louisiana University. In 2010, Southeastern Louisiana University graduated approximately 95 students with credentials in accounting.
A total of 95 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Hammond in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Hammond's accounting schools was $14,448 per year for instate students and $21,704 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,450 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,528.
If you plan on staying in Hammond after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Hammond, which is the most popular accounting profession, are average. In 2010, of the 28,880 accountants in Louisiana, 450 were working in the greater Hammond area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 8% in Hammond. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Hammond is $26,250 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.