With an overall population of 11,887 and a student population of 2,361, approximately 2,361 of Elizabethtown students attend one of Elizabethtown's schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Elizabethtown, by student population, is Elizabethtown College. In 2010, Elizabethtown College graduated approximately 35 students with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 35 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of Elizabethtown's accounting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,800 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Elizabethtown. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,150 per year, on average, for room and board at Elizabethtown-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Elizabethtown, your job prospects are not very good. There were 83,000 accountants working in Pennsylvania and 3,000 working in the greater Elizabethtown area in 2010. The number of accountants in Elizabethtown is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Elizabethtown is $32,730 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for accountants.