Fort Walton Beach, FL has fifteen 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 Fort Walton 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.
Fort Walton Beach lies in Okaloosa county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin area has 76,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,710 average annual salary.
Of the 15 accounting schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Walton 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 Fort Walton Beach|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||57.8 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||75.9 miles|