Lancaster, Pennsylvania has 2 accounting schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in accounting. With an overall population of 56,348 and a student population of 5,789, approximately 2,357 of Lancaster students attend one of Lancaster's schools that offer accounting programs.
Consolidated School of Business is the largest accounting school in Lancaster, based on student population. In 2010, Consolidated School of Business graduated approximately 8 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of Lancaster's accounting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $39,980 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,430 per year, on average, for room and board at Lancaster-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lancaster, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 83,000 accountants in Pennsylvania, 3,000 were working in the greater Lancaster area. Lancaster's accountant workforce is projected 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 Lancaster is $32,730 per year, which is higher than the average for accountants state-wide.