With an overall population of 54,405 and a student population of 17,065, approximately 15,051 of Union students attend one of Union's schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Union, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Kean University. Approximately 190 students graduated in 2010 from Kean University with credentials in accounting.
A reported 190 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Union in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Union's accounting schools was $25,184 per year for instate students and $29,819 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Union. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Union, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 accountants in New Jersey were working in the greater Union area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 2% in Union. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Union, 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.