With an overall population of 26,809 and a student population of 29,251, approximately 28,898 of Morgantown students attend one of Morgantown's schools that offer accounting programs.
The largest accounting school in Morgantown, by student population, is West Virginia University. In 2010, West Virginia University graduated approximately 169 students with credentials in accounting.
A total of 169 students graduated with credentials in accounting from accounting schools in Morgantown in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Morgantown's accounting schools was $16,034 per year for instate students and $27,132 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,178 for accounting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board at Morgantown-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an accountant in Morgantown, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 accountants in West Virginia were working in the greater Morgantown area. The government projects that the number of accountants in Morgantown will increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Morgantown is $27,800 per year, which is higher than the average for accountants state-wide.