With an overall population of 26,475 and a student population of 2,634, approximately 2,584 of Newport students attend one of Newport's schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Newport, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Salve Regina University. In 2010, Salve Regina University graduated approximately 23 students from its accounting program.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with an accounting degree from one of Newport's accounting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,000 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,950 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Newport, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 7,640 accountants in Rhode Island. Of these accountants, 7,860 were working in the greater Newport area. The number of accountants in Newport is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Newport is $36,340 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for accountants.