Orange Beach, AL has thirteen accounting schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia College-Mobile, the highest ranked school in this group with an accounting program, has a total student population of 737. It is the 1648th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Accounting students from Orange Beach schools who go on to become accountants, finance accountants, forensic accountants, tax accountants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Financial analysts make on average $85,240 per year and there are about 235,240 of them employed in the US today.
Orange Beach lies in Baldwin county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area has 130,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $15.89/hr average worker wage, and a $33,060 average annual salary.
Of the 13 accounting schools with a 100-mile radius of Orange Beach, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Mobile comes out as the most expensive ($19,227/yr) for accounting students, with Radford M Locklin Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $2,748/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orange Beach|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||42.4 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||57.8 miles|