With an overall population of 13,472 and a student population of 16,968, approximately 16,968 of Boone students attend one of Boone's schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Boone, by student population, is Appalachian State University. In 2010, Appalachian State University graduated approximately 122 students from its accounting program.
A total of 122 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Boone in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,391 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Boone accounting schools was an average of $25,012 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $700 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Boone, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 56,960 accountants in North Carolina, 2,490 were working in the greater Boone area. The government projects that the number of accountants in Boone will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Boone is $28,960 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for accountants.