Missoula has a total population of 57,053 and a student population of 14,961. Of these students, 14,921 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Missoula, by student population, is The University of Montana. Approximately 67 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Montana with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 77 students graduated with an accounting degree in Missoula. Tuition in 2009 at Missoula's accounting schools was $17,455 per year for instate students and $29,889 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Missoula. And if you live on campus at one of the Missoula-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $6,611 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Missoula, your job prospects are good. There were 12,360 accountants working in Montana and 1,230 working in the greater Missoula area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 13% in Missoula. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Missoula, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,810 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.