Mount Vernon has a general population of 26,232 and an overall student population of 5,910. Approximately 5,676 of Mount Vernon's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Mount Vernon, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Skagit Valley College. Approximately 20 students graduated in 2010 from Skagit Valley College with credentials in accounting.
A total of 20 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Mount Vernon in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,300 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Mount Vernon accounting schools was an average of $16,600 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Mount Vernon. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,600 per year, on average, for room and board at Mount Vernon-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,900.
If you decide to work as an accountant in Mount Vernon, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 52,830 accountants in Washington State, 790 were working in the greater Mount Vernon area. The government projects that the number of accountants in Mount Vernon will 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 Mount Vernon is $34,980 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for accountants.