Montclair has a general population of 38,977 and an overall student population of 18,361. Approximately 18,171 of Montclair's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Montclair, by student population, is Montclair State University. In 2010, Montclair State University graduated approximately 3 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of Montclair's accounting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,774 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Montclair accounting schools was an average of $33,785 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,838 per year, on average, for room and board at Montclair-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,936.
If you plan on staying in Montclair after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Montclair, which is the most popular accounting profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 60,500 accountants in New Jersey. Of these accountants, 13,120 were working in the greater Montclair area. Montclair's accountant workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Montclair, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,710 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.