Yakima has a general population of 71,845 and an overall student population of 5,297. Approximately 4,724 of Yakima's students are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Yakima, by student population, is Yakima Valley Community College. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Yakima Valley Community College with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with an accounting degree in Yakima. Tuition in 2009 at Yakima's accounting schools was $9,619 per year for instate students and $10,009 per year for out of state students.
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 Yakima. And if you live on campus at one of the Yakima-based accounting schools, you will have an added expense of $2,915 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,105.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Yakima, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 30 accountants in Washington State were working in the greater Yakima area. The government projects that the number of accountants in Yakima 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 Yakima is $35,630 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for accountants.