State College has a general population of 38,420 and an overall student population of 723. Approximately 707 of State College's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in State College, the largest accounting school, by student population, is South Hills School of Business & Technology. In 2010, South Hills School of Business & Technology graduated approximately 14 students from its accounting program.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in State College in 2010. In 2009 tuition at accounting schools in State College was $13,578 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,400 for accounting related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in State College after graduating from accounting school, you should know that job prospects for accountants in State College, which is the most popular accounting profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 83,000 accountants in Pennsylvania, 720 were working in the greater State College area. The government projects that the number of accountants in State College will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in State College, you can expect to make an average salary of $31,200 per year. This is higher than the average salary for accountants in the state.