Ellicott City, MD (population: 73,232) has eighty-nine bookkeeping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in this group with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania.
Bookkeeping students from Ellicott City 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.
Ellicott City lies in Howard 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 Ellicott City are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 9.252/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 89 bookkeeping schools with a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Shepherd University as the lowest, reported at only $9,480/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ellicott City|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||10.7 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||18.3 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||20.3 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||22.2 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||22.3 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||27.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||32.5 miles|