Alpharetta, GA (population: 51,285) has forty-six bookkeeping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Bookkeeping students from Alpharetta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 21,690 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $72,150. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $35,830/yr and there are 30,960 employed.
Alpharetta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 14 out of every 1000 jobs in Alpharetta are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 9/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 46 bookkeeping schools with a 100-mile radius of Alpharetta, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,211/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Gadsden State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,833/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alpharetta|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||14.9 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||30.0 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||54.2 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||63.4 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||76.2 miles|