Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has six bookkeeping schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii.
Bookkeeping students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 4,190 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $57,460. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $34,820/yr and there are 5,530 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 13 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 10/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 6 bookkeeping schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,566/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.