Cumberland has a total population of 21,518 and a student population of 4,177. Of these students, 4,085 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Cumberland, by student population, is Allegany College of Maryland. In 2010, Allegany College of Maryland graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in accounting.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Cumberland in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Cumberland's accounting schools was $18,163 per year for instate students and $19,273 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cumberland-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,823.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cumberland, your job prospects are average. There were 30,120 accountants working in Maryland and 310 working in the greater Cumberland area in 2010. Cumberland'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 Cumberland is $29,430 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.