Hagerstown, MD has two bookkeeping schools within its city limits. Kaplan College, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 1,112. It is the 3832nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 49th highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Bookkeeping students from Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown-Martinsburg-WV area alone, there are 420 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $57,290. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $33,110/yr and there are 880 employed.
Hagerstown lies in Washington county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Hagerstown-Martinsburg-WV area has 96,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.6% unemployment rate, $18.36/hr average worker wage, and a $38,190 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.107 out of every 1000 jobs in Hagerstown are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 4.391/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 2 bookkeeping schools in Hagerstown, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College comes out as the most expensive ($24,596/yr) for bookkeeping students, with Hagerstown Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,465/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hagerstown|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||42.7 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||51.3 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||52.4 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||52.6 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||54.0 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||59.7 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||59.9 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||60.2 miles|