California has a total population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017. Of these students, 9,017 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
California's largest accounting school is California University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, California University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 21 students from its accounting program.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in California in 2010. If you decide to attend one of California's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,359 per year in instate tuition and $23,693 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board at California-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in California, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 83,000 accountants in Pennsylvania. Of these accountants, 13,740 were working in the greater California area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 2% in California. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in California, you can expect to make an average salary of $32,730 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.