With an overall population of 15,414 and a student population of 11,357, approximately 11,357 of Ellensburg students attend one of Ellensburg's schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Ellensburg, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Central Washington University. Approximately 279 students graduated in 2010 from Central Washington University with credentials in accounting.
A reported 279 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Ellensburg in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Ellensburg's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,070 per year in instate tuition and $29,333 per year in out of state tuition.
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 Ellensburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,460 per year, on average, for room and board at Ellensburg-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ellensburg, your job prospects are not very good. There were 52,830 accountants working in Washington State and 1,120 working in the greater Ellensburg area in 2010. Ellensburg's accountant workforce is projected to increase by 5% 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 Ellensburg is $30,880 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.