Hackettstown has a general population of 10,403 and an overall student population of 2,939. Approximately 2,939 of Hackettstown's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Hackettstown, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Centenary College. In 2010, approximately 14 students graduated from the Accounting program at Centenary College.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Hackettstown in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,534 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $950 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hackettstown-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $9,434 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $29,084.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Hackettstown, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 60,500 accountants in New Jersey. Of these accountants, 3,830 were working in the greater Hackettstown area. Hackettstown's accountant workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Hackettstown is $34,630 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for accountants.