Centralia has a general population of 14,742 and an overall student population of 3,574. Approximately 3,574 of Centralia's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Centralia, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Centralia College. In 2010, approximately 64 students graduated from the Accounting program at Centralia College.
In 2010, 64 students graduated with an accounting certificate from one of Centralia's accounting schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,244 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Centralia accounting schools was an average of $12,634 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Centralia. And if you live on campus at one of the Centralia-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $4,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,075.
If you decide to work as an accountant in Centralia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 52,830 accountants in Washington State. Of these accountants, 1,090 were working in the greater Centralia area. Centralia's accountant workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
As an accountant in Centralia, you can expect to make an average salary of $31,940 per year. This is lower than the average salary for accountants in the state.