With an overall population of 113,288 and a student population of 3,994, approximately 747 of Independence students attend one of Independence's schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Independence, the largest accounting school, by student population, is National American University-Independence. In 2010, National American University-Independence graduated approximately 4 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with an accounting degree in Independence. In 2009 tuition at accounting schools in Independence was $12,160 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,350 for accounting related books and supplies each year.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Independence, your job prospects are not very good. There were 39,880 accountants working in Missouri and 12,650 working in the greater Independence area in 2010. The government projects that the number of accountants in Independence will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Independence, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,940 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.