Waltham has a general population of 59,226 and an overall student population of 11,226. Approximately 5,628 of Waltham's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Bentley University is the largest accounting school in Waltham, based on student population. In 2010, Bentley University graduated approximately 298 students with credentials in accounting.
A reported 453 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Waltham in 2010. If you decide to attend a accounting school in Waltham, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $35,828.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,050 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Waltham. And if you live on campus at one of the Waltham-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $11,740 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $42,383.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Waltham, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 accountants in Massachusetts were working in the greater Waltham area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to decrease by 0% in Waltham. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Waltham, you can expect to make an average salary of $40,760 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.