Auburn, AL (population: 57,926) has twenty-eight bookkeeping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 24,602. It is the 115th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Alabama.
Bookkeeping students from Auburn 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 Auburn-Opelika area alone, there are 280 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $55,120. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $31,170/yr and there are 550 employed.
Auburn lies in Lee county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Auburn-Opelika area has 47,350 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,440 average annual salary. Thus, about 12 out of every 1000 jobs in Auburn are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 6/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 28 bookkeeping schools with a 100-mile radius of Auburn, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tuskegee University comes out as the most expensive ($25,035/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Chattahoochee Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,438/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Auburn|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||1.0 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||29.1 miles|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||36.9 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||92.9 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||94.9 miles|