Athens has a total population of 13,220 and a student population of 1,355. Of these students, 1,070 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Athens's largest accounting school is Tennessee Wesleyan College. In 2010, approximately 19 students graduated from the Accounting program at Tennessee Wesleyan College.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with an accounting degree in Athens. If you decide to attend a accounting school in Athens, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $18,600.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an accountant in Athens, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 accountants in Tennessee were working in the greater Athens area. The government projects that the number of accountants in Athens will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Athens is $25,870 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for accountants.