With an overall population of 19,097 and a student population of 7,406, approximately 4,574 of Fairmont students attend one of Fairmont's schools that offer accounting programs.
Fairmont's largest accounting school is Fairmont State University. Approximately 20 students graduated in 2010 from Fairmont State University with credentials in accounting.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in accounting in Fairmont in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,872 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairmont accounting schools was an average of $21,604 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for accounting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairmont-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in accounting, if you decide to work as an accountant in Fairmont, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 10,040 accountants in West Virginia. Of these accountants, 1,660 were working in the greater Fairmont area. By the year 2018, the number of accountants is expected to increase by 3% in Fairmont. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Fairmont is $24,910 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.