With an overall population of 19,522 and a student population of 5,104, approximately 5,104 of Ashland students attend one of Ashland's schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Ashland, by student population, is Southern Oregon University. In 2010, Southern Oregon University graduated approximately 5 students from its accounting program.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Ashland in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Ashland's accounting schools was $19,806 per year for instate students and $33,468 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,350 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,454 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 Ashland, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 27,510 accountants in Oregon. Of these accountants, 1,260 were working in the greater Ashland area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 9% in Ashland. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Ashland is $29,520 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for accountants.