Lakewood has a general population of 36,065 and an overall student population of 9,996. Approximately 3,023 of Lakewood's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Georgian Court University is the largest accounting school in Lakewood, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Accounting program at Georgian Court University.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of Lakewood's accounting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,490 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,350 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lakewood-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $9,386 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,040.
If you plan on staying in Lakewood after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Lakewood, which is the most popular accounting profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 60,500 accountants in New Jersey, 12,000 were working in the greater Lakewood area. The number of accountants in Lakewood is expected 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 Lakewood is $38,560 per year, which is higher than the average for accountants state-wide.