With an overall population of 25,946 and a student population of 27,472, approximately 27,247 of Mount Pleasant students attend one of Mount Pleasant's schools that offer accounting programs.
Mount Pleasant's largest accounting school is Central Michigan University. In 2010, Central Michigan University graduated approximately 92 students with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 94 students graduated with an accounting degree in Mount Pleasant. Tuition in 2009 at Mount Pleasant's accounting schools was $20,297 per year for instate students and $33,797 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Mount Pleasant. And if you live on campus at one of the Mount Pleasant-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $7,896 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an accountant in Mount Pleasant, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 55,310 accountants in Michigan. Of these accountants, 2,930 were working in the greater Mount Pleasant area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 5% in Mount Pleasant. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Mount Pleasant is $29,300 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.