Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has five bookkeeping schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Bookkeeping students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 5,500 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $58,490. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $32,400/yr and there are 8,620 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 15 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 9/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 5 bookkeeping schools in Jacksonville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-North Florida Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,635/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|