Monroe has a total population of 53,107 and a student population of 11,512. Of these students, 9,004 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Monroe, by student population, is University of Louisiana Monroe. In 2010, University of Louisiana Monroe graduated approximately 28 students from its accounting program.
A total of 28 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Monroe in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,693 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Monroe accounting schools was an average of $19,950 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Monroe. And if you live on campus at one of the Monroe-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $5,890 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Monroe, your job prospects are average. There were 28,880 accountants working in Louisiana and 1,390 working in the greater Monroe area in 2010. The number of accountants in Monroe 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 Monroe is $28,410 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.
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