Redding, CA (population: 91,776) has two accounting schools within its city limits. Simpson University, the highest ranked school in the city with an accounting program, has a total student population of 1,143. It is the 581st highest ranked school in the USA and the 37th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Accounting students from Redding 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.
Redding lies in Shasta county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Redding area has 61,480 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,570 average annual salary.
Of the 2 accounting schools in Redding, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simpson University comes out as the most expensive ($16,328/yr) for accounting students, with Shasta College as the lowest, reported at only $5,404/yr.