Washington contains 48 schools that offer CPA programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking CPA school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 48 CPA schools in Washington, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr), with Bellevue College as the lowest recorded at only $4,749/yr.
CPA students from Washington schools who go on to become certified public accountants, accountants, finance accountants, tax accountants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,106,980 people working as accountants and auditors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,430. Also, Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents make on average $53,800 per year and there are about 69,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Washington alone, there are 3,440 employed tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents earning an average yearly salary of $48,480. Accountants and auditors in this state earn $65,210/yr and there are 21,750 employed.
Also, within the CPA schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from CPA, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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