Lexington, KY (population: 279,146) has two bookkeeping schools within its city limits. Transylvania University, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 1,092. It is the 269th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Bookkeeping students from Lexington 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 Lexington-Fayette area alone, there are 1,680 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $54,830. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $31,230/yr and there are 3,430 employed.
Lexington lies in Fayette county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Lexington-Fayette area has 241,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $18.95/hr average worker wage, and a $39,410 average annual salary. Thus, about 14.190 out of every 1000 jobs in Lexington are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 6.924/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 2 bookkeeping schools in Lexington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Transylvania University comes out as the most expensive ($18,851/yr) for bookkeeping students, with National College-Lexington as the lowest, reported at only $13,844/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lexington|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||49.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||68.6 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||76.1 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||86.8 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||96.2 miles|