With an overall population of 9,425 and a student population of 7,486, approximately 3,187 of Potsdam students attend one of Potsdam's schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Potsdam, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Clarkson University. In 2010, Clarkson University graduated approximately 21 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with an accounting degree in Potsdam. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $32,910 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Potsdam. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,118 per year, on average, for room and board at Potsdam-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Potsdam, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 144,380 accountants in New York, 2,930 were working in the greater Potsdam area. The government projects that the number of accountants in Potsdam 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 Potsdam is $31,500 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.