With an overall population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211, approximately 14,211 of West Chester students attend one of West Chester's schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in West Chester, by student population, is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 104 students from its accounting program.
A total of 104 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in West Chester in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at West Chester's accounting schools was $19,967 per year for instate students and $28,299 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,320 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in West Chester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board at West Chester-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in West Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 83,000 accountants in Pennsylvania. Of these accountants, 22,640 were working in the greater West Chester area. West Chester'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 West Chester is $39,180 per year, which is higher than the average for accountants state-wide.