Shippensburg has a general population of 5,586 and an overall student population of 8,253. Approximately 8,253 of Shippensburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Shippensburg, by student population, is Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 47 students graduated in 2010 from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of Shippensburg's accounting schools. Tuition in 2009 at Shippensburg's accounting schools was $17,256 per year for instate students and $25,692 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,086 per year, on average, for room and board at Shippensburg-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,558.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Shippensburg, your job prospects are not very good. There were 83,000 accountants working in Pennsylvania and 3,550 working in the greater Shippensburg area in 2010. The number of accountants in Shippensburg 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 Shippensburg, 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.