Auburn has a general population of 23,203 and an overall student population of 2,720. Approximately 2,720 of Auburn's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Auburn's largest accounting school is Central Maine Community College. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from Central Maine Community College with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with an accounting degree in Auburn. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,916 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Auburn accounting schools was an average of $17,436 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Auburn-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $8,506 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,110.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Auburn, your job prospects are not very good. There were 8,000 accountants working in Maine and 1,030 working in the greater Auburn area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 1% in Auburn. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Auburn is $27,820 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.