New Brunswick has a general population of 48,573 and an overall student population of 37,571. Approximately 37,366 of New Brunswick's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick is the largest accounting school in New Brunswick, based on student population. In 2010, Rutgers University-New Brunswick graduated approximately 114 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 114 students graduated with an accounting degree in New Brunswick. If you decide to attend one of New Brunswick's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $26,338 per year in instate tuition and $37,510 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,431 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in New Brunswick. And if you live on campus at one of the New Brunswick-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $10,676 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $18,161.
If you decide to work as an accountant in New Brunswick, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 60,500 accountants in New Jersey, 12,000 were working in the greater New Brunswick area. The number of accountants in New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick is $38,560 per year, which is higher than the average for accountants state-wide.