Alaska contains six schools that offer bookkeeping programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking bookkeeping school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 bookkeeping schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alaska Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($25,281/yr), with Ilisagvik College as the lowest recorded at only $2,008/yr.
Bookkeeping students from Alaska schools who go on to become bookkeepers, bookkeeping clerks, accounting managers, accounting officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,757,870 people working as bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,750. Also, Accountants and auditors make on average $67,430 per year and there are about 1,106,980 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 2,180 employed accountants and auditors earning an average yearly salary of $66,120. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this state earn $39,530/yr and there are 4,350 employed.
Also, within the bookkeeping schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from bookkeeping, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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