Harrisburg has a general population of 48,950 and an overall student population of 24,399. Approximately 22,529 of Harrisburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Harrisburg's largest accounting school is Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg. Approximately 36 students graduated in 2010 from Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 55 students graduated with an accounting degree in Harrisburg. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,480 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for accounting related books and supplies each year.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Harrisburg, your job prospects are not very good. There were 83,000 accountants working in Pennsylvania and 3,550 working in the greater Harrisburg area in 2010. The number of accountants in Harrisburg is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Harrisburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $35,230 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.