Butte has a general population of 33,892 and an overall student population of 2,741. Approximately 507 of Butte's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Butte's largest accounting school is Montana Tech-College of Technology. In 2010, Montana Tech-College of Technology graduated approximately 15 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with an accounting degree in Butte. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,907 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Butte accounting schools was an average of $18,873 per year in 2009.
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 Butte. And if you live on campus at one of the Butte-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $6,602 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 Butte after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Butte, which is the most popular accounting profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 accountants in Montana were working in the greater Butte area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 13% in Butte. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Butte is $31,200 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for accountants.