With an overall population of 136,924 and a student population of 16,514, approximately 12,217 of Salem students attend one of Salem's schools that offer accounting programs.
Chemeketa Community College is the largest accounting school in Salem, based on student population. In 2010, Chemeketa Community College graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in accounting.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Salem in 2010. In 2009 tuition at accounting schools in Salem was $3,510 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for accounting related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Salem after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in Salem, which is the most popular accounting profession, are average. There were 27,510 accountants working in Oregon and 2,190 working in the greater Salem area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 9% in Salem. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Salem, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,720 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.