Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has seven bookkeeping schools within its city limits. University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 12,870. It is the 187th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Bookkeeping students from Baltimore 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 11,650 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $74,550. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $38,280/yr and there are 14,400 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.434 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 9.252/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 7 bookkeeping schools in Baltimore, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola College in Maryland comes out as the most expensive ($26,122/yr) for bookkeeping students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|