South Orange has a general population of 16,964 and an overall student population of 9,616. Approximately 9,616 of South Orange's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
South Orange's largest accounting school is Seton Hall University. In 2010, Seton Hall University graduated approximately 56 students with credentials in accounting.
A reported 56 students graduated with credentials in accounting in South Orange in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,470 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in South Orange. And if you live on campus at one of the South Orange-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $11,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,370.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in South Orange, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 60,500 accountants in New Jersey, 13,120 were working in the greater South Orange area. The number of accountants in South Orange is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in South Orange, 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.