Ithaca has a total population of 29,287 and a student population of 27,527. Of these students, 6,894 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Ithaca's largest accounting school is Ithaca College. Approximately 33 students graduated in 2010 from Ithaca College with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of Ithaca's accounting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $32,060 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Ithaca. And if you live on campus at one of the Ithaca-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $11,780 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Ithaca after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Ithaca, which is the most popular accounting profession, are not very good. There were 144,380 accountants working in New York and 740 working in the greater Ithaca area in 2010. Ithaca's accountant workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Ithaca, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,710 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.