Wenatchee has a general population of 27,856 and an overall student population of 3,529. Approximately 3,423 of Wenatchee's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Of the 1 accounting schools in Wenatchee, the largest accounting school, by student population, is Wenatchee Valley College. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from Wenatchee Valley College with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with an accounting degree in Wenatchee. If you decide to attend one of Wenatchee's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,155 per year in instate tuition and $12,582 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 Wenatchee. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,645 per year, on average, for room and board at Wenatchee-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,886.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Wenatchee, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 55 accountants in Washington State were working in the greater Wenatchee area. Wenatchee'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 Wenatchee is $34,520 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for accountants.