With an overall population of 16,651 and a student population of 3,597, approximately 3,527 of Poplar Bluff students attend one of Poplar Bluff's schools that offer accounting programs.
Poplar Bluff's largest accounting school is Three Rivers Community College. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Accounting program at Three Rivers Community College.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with an accounting degree in Poplar Bluff. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,262 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Poplar Bluff accounting schools was an average of $12,234 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Poplar Bluff. And if you live on campus at one of the Poplar Bluff-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $3,324 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Poplar Bluff after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Poplar Bluff, which is the most popular accounting profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 accountants in Missouri were working in the greater Poplar Bluff area. The government projects that the number of accountants in Poplar Bluff will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Poplar Bluff, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,000 per year. This is lower than the average salary for accountants in the state.