Chester has a total population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814. Of these students, 4,814 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Chester, by student population, is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 48 students graduated from the Accounting program at Widener University-Main Campus.
In 2010, 48 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of Chester's accounting schools. In 2009 tuition at accounting schools in Chester was $31,840 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Chester. And if you live on campus at one of the Chester-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
If you decide to work as an accountant in Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 accountants in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Chester area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 2% in Chester. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,180 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.