Westfield has a general population of 40,072 and an overall student population of 5,675. Approximately 5,675 of Westfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Westfield, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Westfield State University. In 2010, Westfield State University graduated approximately 8 students from its accounting program.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Westfield in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,956 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Westfield accounting schools was an average of $24,036 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $950 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Westfield. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,240 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,566.
If you decide to work as an accountant in Westfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 accountants in Massachusetts were working in the greater Westfield area. The number of accountants in Westfield is expected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Westfield is $34,990 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.