Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has five bookkeeping schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Bookkeeping students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are 3,270 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $62,720. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $34,440/yr and there are 3,860 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 11 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 9/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 5 bookkeeping schools in Tucson, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,123/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|