With an overall population of 15,605 and a student population of 2,835, approximately 997 of Waterville students attend one of Waterville's schools that offer accounting programs.
Waterville's largest accounting school is Thomas College. In 2010, Thomas College graduated approximately 13 students from its accounting program.
A reported 13 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Waterville in 2010. If you decide to attend a accounting school in Waterville, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $20,440.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Waterville-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $8,410 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,840.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Waterville, your job prospects are not very good. There were 8,000 accountants working in Maine and 2,410 working in the greater Waterville area in 2010. The government projects that the number of accountants in Waterville will increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Waterville is $31,610 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.