With an overall population of 30,940 and a student population of 1,703, approximately 1,634 of Elmira students attend one of Elmira's schools that offer accounting programs.
Elmira College is the largest accounting school in Elmira, based on student population. In 2010, Elmira College graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in accounting.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Elmira in 2010. In 2009 tuition at accounting schools in Elmira was $34,850 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $450 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Elmira-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Elmira after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Elmira, which is the most popular accounting profession, are not very good. There were 144,380 accountants working in New York and 510 working in the greater Elmira area in 2010. The government projects that the number of accountants in Elmira will decrease by 0% 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 Elmira is $31,530 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for accountants.