Des Moines, IA (population: 200,202) has three accounting schools within its city limits. Grand View University, the highest ranked school in the city with an accounting program, has a total student population of 2,039. It is the 606th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College). To learn more about accounting programs in Des Moines, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of accounting professors at Grand View University such as Rhonda Hollensbe, Mike Prindle, and Arlan Van Roekel.
Accounting students from Des Moines 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.
Des Moines lies in Polk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Des Moines-West Des Moines area has 322,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,120 average annual salary.
Of the 3 accounting schools in Des Moines, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drake University comes out as the most expensive ($23,091/yr) for accounting students, with AIB College of Business as the lowest, reported at only $11,102/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Des Moines|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||6.8 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||69.4 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||88.8 miles|